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The American Spectator

by Lucia Rafanelli

August 3, 2011

"Back to school" may soon mean something more like "back to political education camp" if liberal regulators have their way.

If your child is looking to get a high school diploma in Maryland, reading, writing, and arithmetic may no longer be enough. Students may soon have to be able to "[e]xplain that differences in the behavior of individuals arise from the interaction of culture and experience" in order to graduate. Despite it sounding more like the stuff of sociology than hard environmental science, that line is taken from a draft of the state's new "Environmental Literacy Curriculum."

The American Spectator

by Lucia Rafanelli

August 3, 2011

"Back to school" may soon mean something more like "back to political education camp" if liberal regulators have their way.

If your child is looking to get a high school diploma in Maryland, reading, writing, and arithmetic may no longer be enough. Students may soon have to be able to "[e]xplain that differences in the behavior of individuals arise from the interaction of culture and experience" in order to graduate. Maryland's Board of Education recently adopted a requirement mandating that high schools "embed broad environmental literacy standards into the pre-existing curriculum," in Reinhard's words. In fact, not only did the board adopt it, but the vote was unanimous.

news.yahoo.com

by Olivia Katrandjian

January 7, 2012

Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings.

Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"

The KCRA Channel 3 (CA)

May 5, 2005

Members of law enforcement, Child Protective Services and the Sacramento County Probation Department conducted a truancy sweep Thursday. The goal was to get children back in school.

Officials visited the homes of parents whose children haven't been showing up for school. They called it a "knock and talk." Officers warned parents that if their child continued to be truant, arrest warrants could be issued. Authorities said they are trying to make a difference.

World Net Daily

October 13, 2007

Schwarzenegger signs law banning anything perceived as negative to 'gays'

"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.

nypost.com

October 9, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg's plan to open preschools for children as young as six weeks old.

From both educational and developmental perspectives, putting children as young as six weeks into preschool is a ghastly idea. Young children belong at home, preferably with their parents or other familial guardians.

Michelle Malkin

by Doug Powers

March 10, 2011

After reading this story I waited for a tsunami of reminders from the left that we're supposed to be in the age of the "new tone" and this kind of language has no place in modern-day political dialogue, but I haven't yet heard a single one...

CNS News

by Ron Meyer

September 17, 2012

As if we didn't know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leans (more like trips) left, an official email commemorating the beginning of "Hispanic Heritage Month" included an image of known-murderer Che Guevara.

Not only is the image outrageous, it was also plagiarized. BuzzFeed reports, "that text and the photo appear to be lifted word-for-word and without attribution from the website Buzzle.com." The EPA released an apology - but, apparently, for the plagiarism, not for using the image of Che: "The email was drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance. Shortly after sending the email in question the individual apologized to her colleagues for the inadvertent error." It's hard to believe the employee didn't know who Che was, so she must be referring to the plagiarism.

Calgary Herald

by Jennifer Brown

September 4, 2008

With the popularity of home education growing in our city, local facilities are meeting the increased demand for daytime programming.

Ranging from school-group style field trips to registered programs at City of Calgary facilities, an array of specialty classes are now available during school hours. Home-school students can meet to learn new languages, take swim lessons, play a musical instrument, and participate in numerous programs previously exclusive to classroom groups.

pjmedia.com

by Barry Rubin

December 2, 2011

Aided by clueless church members, Occupy Fort Myers sets up on school grounds.

For nine days, Occupiers in Ft. Myers, Florida, took over the grounds of a Unitarian Universalist church and an adjoining preschool, driving out parents, toddlers, and teachers for the week. Unitarian elders originally invited the group to squat on church property after Sheriff Mike Scott ordered them out of the city's Centennial Park for permit issues. But not one of the elders felt obligated to inform the staff of Creative Minds Montessori School, which rents permanent classroom facilities there.

      

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