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infowars.com

June 1, 2011

In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid.

Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons. Most parents don't realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school. Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded, searched and controlled like never before. Back when I was in high school, it was unheard of for a police officer to come to school, but today our public school students are being handcuffed and arrested in staggering numbers. When I was young we would joke that going to school was like going to prison, but today that is actually true. The following are 18 signs that life in our public schools is now very similar to life in our prisons...

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Bob Livingston

December 5, 2012

Educators in a North Carolina school district and a (so-called) 1st Amendment "expert" have problems with comprehension.

At West Marion Elementary School, a first grader was asked to write a poem about veterans for the school's Veteran's Day program. The girl, whose identity has not been revealed in the media, wrote one about her two grandfathers' service in Vietnam. In it she wrote, "He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength." A parent objected to the use of the word "God." So after a discussion between school Principal Desarae Kirkpatrick, Vice Principal Nakia Carson and McDowell County School Superintendent Gerri Martin, the girl was banned from reading her poem in the program.

CNS News

September 28, 2011

An apparent murder-suicide that left a man and a woman dead forced the lockdown of a Southern California high school on Wednesday, authorities said. No students were injured.

The shooting occurred about 10:40 a.m. after a school resource officer who works for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department heard what he thought was a gunshot coming from the parking lot at Patriot High School in Jurupa, said sheriff's spokeswoman Courtney Donowho. The school was immediately placed on a lockdown as sheriff's investigators searched the campus.

CNS News

February 2, 2013

Authorities in Southern California say a boy and a girl had fingers torn off during a game of tug-of-war at their high school.

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Miguel Garcia told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that doctors will try to reattach the fingers belonging to two South El Monte High School students. School district official Edward Zuniga declined to identify the students, but the Tribune reports the girl is a senior on the soccer team and the boy is a football player.

businessinsider.com

June 12, 2014

Here's why your smartest friends probably have the biggest gaps on their resumes, despite having loads of relevant experience and pedigree educations.

Despite having "loads of relevant experience, lots of personality, and even pedigree educations," there's a good chance that your most brilliant, overachieving friends and acquaintances are those who have suffered the longest periods of unemployment, says Maurice Ewing, PhD, chief executive and founder of Conquer, in a recent LinkedIn post. Seems illogical, right?

wptv.com

by Kevin D. Thompson

February 10, 2011

Like many 2-year-olds, when Silvia Matute is home, she enjoys watching television.

Starting Tuesday, Silvia, along with 11 other students, will begin attending school at Highland Elementary in Lake Worth. As part of its child development program with the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, Highland is offering a class for 2-year-olds, marking the first time the county's school district has served that age group in a public school.

ABC News

by John Stossel

January 13, 2006

Education reformers like Kevin Chavous have a message for these parents: If you only knew. Even though people in the suburbs might think their schools are great, Chavous says, "They're not. That's the thing and the test scores show that."

Chavous and many other education professionals say Americans don't know that their public schools, on the whole, just aren't that good. Because without competition, parents don't know what their kids might have had. And while many people say, "We need to spend more money on our schools," there actually isn't a link between spending and student achievement.

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.]

CNS News

by Mike Stobbe

January 4, 2013

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

About 42,000 cases were reported last year, the most since 1955. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still gathering information, and the number could rise to as much as 50,000. Whooping cough tends to run in multi-year cycles, and experts say last year appears to have been a peak. Also, a newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't last as long as expected.

Mother Earth News

by Harvey Ussery

March 18, 2007

Many people think that the American food supply is the best in the world. So why are so many people going to the trouble of growing their own food, or seeking it from known producers close to home?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year an estimated 76 million cases of food-borne illness - including 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 associated deaths - occur in the United States.

      

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