In the name of “safety”, now kids in a South Texas school district who ride a bus to school must have their fingerprints on file to ride the bus. They say the fingerprints “will not be available to outside sources”…. you tell me if you believe that!
In response to the New York Times editorial “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution,” written by esteemed scholar Louis Michael Seidman, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, since the language of the Constitution can be technical and outdated, republishing something as brilliant as The Federalist Papers simply wouldn’t convince [...]
This is the other side of the “teachers are so terrible” coin. When our fat, texting under the table, kids think Pandora is a real country, then we might have problems. Laughs provided by Jimmy Kimmel Live.
A third teacher has been implicated in the sex scandal that just keeps on going at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles County. Two teachers have already been arrested on charges of lewd conduct with children. Mark Berdnt is accused of 23 lewd acts on minors, including blindfolding his students and feeding them his own [...]
Imagine you’re watching the news one evening and you see a report about a middle-aged man who bound and gagged small children (telling them it was just a fun game), fed them his own semen and took pictures of it all. Now imagine when his picture was shown on the screen that you realize this [...]
Three Americans enrolled at the American University in Cairo have been arrested after allegedly throwing Molotov Cocktails, a rudimentary liquid bomb, at Egyptian police. While the U.S. Embassy has not yet confirmed the identity of the young men or their status, fellow students have identified them as Luke Gates of Bloomington, Ind., Derrik Sweeney of Northridge, [...]
The story of students being sprayed with peppers spray by U.C. Davis police has caused a lot of different reactions on the internet and in the media lately. As it turns out, the U.C. Davis police chief has been put on administrative leave and this student call into CNN to give her side of what [...]
Governor Scott signs Student Success Act Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 736, the Student Success Act, into law at the charter school, KIPP Impact Middle School in Jacksonville . The historic bill puts in place part of the Governor’s 7-7-7 Plan by requiring merit pay for Florida’s public educators based [...]
The American education system isn’t the envy of the world. It’s not even the prize of U.S. citizens who are becoming more disenchanted with the archaic system the longer it continues. It is a fine example of why the government is not the answer to what ills us. This is an open thread that starts [...]