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'I' Is for Indoctrination
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."
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.
'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day...' Homework Asks
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?"
'It's safer than chess': the high school shooting clubs standing their ground after Parkland
by Andrew Helms
March 9, 2018
Its supporters say competitive shooting helps develop students' discipline and sportsmanship. But the sport is under increased scrutiny in the gun debate era
Sobel, Menjik and the rest of the Central Square team had driven over 200 miles through the howling winds of a nor'easter to participate in the New York Public High School Athletic Association Air Rifle Championship. Held on the campus of the US Military Academy at West Point this past Saturday, 71 shooters from across the state had gathered in a quest to be crowned New York's best. Outside, whitecaps churned across the Hudson River and snow drifts swirled in small cyclones, but inside West Point's air-rifle range the vibe was warm and familial. Parents opened coolers filled with sandwiches and soft drinks, coaches met to discuss safety and strategy, and students conquered their jitters with cell phone games. If not for the quiet, repetitive pop of the rifles, it could have been any other youth sporting event.
'Knock And Talk' Used In Calif. Truancy Sweep
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.
'Mom' and 'Dad' banished by California
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.
'Nanny' state earns its name
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.
'New Civility' Update: Wisconsin DoJ Investigating Several Death Threats
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...
'No More Che Day' To Educate Students Who Honor Man Who Murdered Thousands
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.
'Not-at-home'-schoolers have lots of activities to choose from
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.
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