Reliable Answers - News and Commentary

Education News Beat

Find out the latest in education news, breaking public school education issues concerning funding and student safety issues. News that matters, covering issues of concern to parents of school aged children. [Submit an article.]

      
 Title   Date   Author   Host 

The National Rifle Association - Headquarters

by Entry Deadline: October 1, 2003

September 6, 2003

The NRA is now accepting entries for its 2003 Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

The contest, the 16th in the annual series, is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including homeschooled children). NRA membership is not required. The deadline to enter is October 1, 2003.[See website for complete rules.]

USA Today (IN)

September 5, 2003

Indiana University is allowing a professor to continue posting through the school's Web site a personal log with criticisms of homosexuals despite complaints from some staffers.

"I did not know it was so controversial to provide arguments for why homosexuals should not be employed as school teachers, but it seems that people at universities get excited about opinions that are common, perhaps even the norm, elsewhere in the United States," Rasmusen wrote in an e-mail to the Indiana Daily Student newspaper.

USA Today

by AP Wire (IL)

September 5, 2003

Course enrollments in the cyber school tripled this year, from 410 to 1,230, and Wicks expects 900 enrollments during this fall semester.

About 40,000 to 50,000 K-12 students are enrolled in online courses nationwide, according to a 2001 study by WestEd, an educational research group. <br><br>At least 14 states from Arkansas to West Virginia run virtual schools that are recognized by a state agency, the study noted.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN)

by Darlene Superville

September 4, 2003

Illegal drug use and cigarette smoking among sixth- through 12th-graders increased slightly during the past school year.

Twenty-four percent of these teenagers reported using marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens or other illegal drugs at least once in the 2002-2003 school year, compared with 22 percent the year before, according to the private study by Pride Surveys released Wednesday.

USA Today (AL)

by AP Wire

September 4, 2003

Students don't get to grade teachers at school, and Shelby County educators are making sure it stays that way.

The county has banned the use of school computers to visit a Web site called ratemyteachers.com, where students can turn the table on teachers and assess their performance in the classroom.

counterpunch.org

by Clay S. Conrad

February 5, 2003

Government has a boundless appetite to inflict senseless pain on Americans, in the guise of the war on drugs, even at the cost of degrading Federalism and the needs and values of the American people. A recent case demonstrates this arrogance handily.

Ed Rosenthal was a medical marijuana supplier who, in compliance with the California Compassionate Use Act, had been growing marijuana for seriously ill people under a doctor's advice and care. Rosenthal was arrested in February, 2002 and accused of supplying marijuana to the Harm Reduction Center in San Francisco. Rosenthal had been deputized by the city of Oakland, California and made the official supplier of a city-sponsored medical marijuana dispensary. The Compassionate Use Act passed with 78 percent of the vote in San Francisco. It took a total of eighty jurors to find twelve willing to convict Rosenthal. Most of those summoned for jury duty said they would not be willing to brand someone a felon for growing or distributing medical marijuana...

Parent-Directed Education

by Kieran Egan

January 1, 2003

Knowledge exists only in living human tissue, and the literacy codes we use for storage are cues that need to go through a complex transformation before they can be brought to life again in another mind.

This article proposes to explain why education is so difficult and contentious by arguing that educational thinking draws on only three fundamental ideas-that of socializing the young, shaping the mind by a disciplined academic curriculum, and facilitating the development of students' potential.

The Christian Science Monitor

by Shira J. Boss

January 8, 2002

More than 700 students across Pennsylvania have enrolled in the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School. But some local school districts are rebelling.

One daughter loves going to third grade at public school every day; the other one started rebelling in kindergarten.

fee.org

by Wendy McElroy

May 1, 2001

To government, homeschooling resembles a weed that spreads and resists control. To homeschooling parents, it is the flowering of knowledge and values within children who have been abandoned or betrayed by public schools.

A great tension exists between the two perspectives. Homeschooling's continued growth has only heightened it. The federal government has reacted by attempting to increase its control over homeschooling, for example, by pushing for increased regulation of homeschool curricula. But the federal government is hindered by certain factors. For one thing, education is generally the prerogative of individual states. Nevertheless, the federal government can often impose its will by threatening to withhold federal funds from states that do not comply with its measures. But homeschooling parents cannot be threatened by a withdrawal of money they don't receive...

The Atlantic Monthly (MA)

by Christina Hoff Sommers

November 19, 2000

How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men

A look at the sex breakdown of the CDC's suicide statistics reveals that for males aged ten to fourteen, the suicide rate increased 71 percent between 1979 and 1988; for girls the increase was 27 percent.

      

Check Out These Fine Selections

[vbAccelerator] - learn and discuss vbAccelerator code and tools

Take me to the top

Your Ad Here?

Contact our Marketing department for information about advertising on this domain.


Take me to the top

We invite you
to visit:

Professional Web Hosting and Design Services: 12 Point Design Local Homeschool provides the most up-to-date support group listings in a geographical and searchable index Budget Homeschool Kidjacked -- To seize control of a child, by use of force SaferPC dispels security misunderstandings and provides you with a solid understanding of viruses and computer security Reliable Answers - developer information, current news, human interest and legislative news Twain Harte Photo Gallery - Twain Harte, CA - The closest you can get to Heaven on Earth Cranial Laser & Neurolymphatic Release Techniques (CLNRT) - Experience dramatic pain reduction At Summit Chiropractic our mission is to improve your quality of life - We know that health is much more than just not feeling pain Visit UniveralPreschool.com to learn about your preschool options. Dave's Quick Search Deskbar
Reliable Answers.com/hs/news.asp AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Google