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Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

I was a fifth grade teacher for a lot of years. I’ve spent countless hours encouraging children to be thoughtful, moral, cooperative members of our classroom community. The idea was to help young people understand their place in society. We worked on these skills every single day, all day. We learned, slowly, that we don’t have […]

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech at the American Federation for Children Summit 2017. She keeps talking about school choice, but she seems to be skimping on the details of how that will work. She said: “We must offer the widest number of quality options to every family and every child. We […]

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

A new series of bills passing in various states around the country are calling for “academic freedom,” which sounds good and all. However, these bills are being used to teach that creationism and evolution are both equally valid theories. They want to allow teachers to present all sides of controversial issues such as evolution and […]

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Going to school in Harrison County, West Virginia, can be a great experience full of hope and a bright outlook for the future. The only catch is that you need to make sure you live in the right area. You should also be okay with prayers in schools despite the law. Finally, you should probably […]

Virginia Passing Its Own Bathroom Law And This Is Worse Than NC (VIDEO)

Virginia Passing Its Own Bathroom Law And This Is Worse Than NC (VIDEO)

This is becoming a scary trend. Last year, North Carolina passed its now infamous HB-2 bill which made transgender people use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate, not the gender they identify with now. Texas has proposed a similar law as well. Virginia legislator Robert G. Marshall has filed a […]

Child Bullies May Develop Into Much Worse Study Shows (VIDEO)

Child Bullies May Develop Into Much Worse Study Shows (VIDEO)

A new study shows that young boys who bully classmates in middle school can end up sexually harassing classmates in high school, and beyond. Specifically, the study looked at kids who use homophobic slurs. What’s scarier is that many of these young people don’t recognize how bad this behavior is. Some kids described being groped, […]

51 Of The Worst Attacks Committed In Trump’s Name – Days 1-3

51 Of The Worst Attacks Committed In Trump’s Name – Days 1-3

The election of Donald Trump has sparked a wave of bullying and hate crimes across the country, as racists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, and hate mongers of all stripes feel empowered. His ascension to the highest office, given his history, has emboldened people who now think, “If my president can do it, then why can’t I?” […]

BOOM! Trans Student Wins Court Case Against His School (VIDEO)

BOOM! Trans Student Wins Court Case Against His School (VIDEO)

Ash Whitaker might be just a teen, but he’s no pushover when it comes to standing up for his legal rights. Slate reports that this kid is tough. Ash attends high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He’s a good kid. He gets good grades in school. He plays in the orchestra. He has a close social group. He […]

Alabama Schools Paddled Over 19,000 Kids In One School Year (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Alabama Schools Paddled Over 19,000 Kids In One School Year (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Most schools in the U.S. have stopped the physical paddling of children. One of the few holdouts is my state, Alabama. During the 2013 – 2014 school year, Alabama spanked over 19,000 children. Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur said: “I don’t anticipate this being the focus of change that Alabama needs to move our student achievement […]

Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric May Be To Blame For Increase In Bullying In Schools (VIDEO)

Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric May Be To Blame For Increase In Bullying In Schools (VIDEO)

In an August 25 speech, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is based on “prejudice and paranoia.” This prejudice is spreading. Back in February, a high school basketball game turned into a racism-fest. One of the schools that were playing has a high population of Hispanic students. The rival […]

BUSTED! Texas Schools Caught Showing Anti-Evolution Videos In Science Class

BUSTED! Texas Schools Caught Showing Anti-Evolution Videos In Science Class

Sometimes teachers make some stupid mistakes and show or teach inappropriate things to their students. This teacher in Texas went too far. She showed the Christian stereotype-laden God’s Not Dead and the anti-Evolution film, Expelled: Intelligence Not Allowed.  The teachers showed God’s Not Dead in health class, and they showed Ben Stein’s documentary, Expelled, in science class. The Freedom From […]

Kids In California Are Now Going To Learn LGBT History In School (VIDEO)

Kids In California Are Now Going To Learn LGBT History In School (VIDEO)

Students in California are going to be hearing some new things in history class. Public schools in California will be the first to teach LGBT history. Second graders will learn about families with gay parents. They will learn about Harvey Milk and other activists. They have passed the nation’s first law requiring LGBT events be […]

GOP Budget Cuts Could Wind Up Closing Every Public School In Kansas

GOP Budget Cuts Could Wind Up Closing Every Public School In Kansas

How bad has the economic disaster Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has created gotten? Well, thanks to the his and his GOP-controlled legislature’s slashing of education funds and changing how money for education would be allocated, every public school in the Jayhawk State may be unable to open its doors. The changes Brownback and the Kansas […]

Threatening Robo-Calls Force Dozens Of Schools To Evacuate

Threatening Robo-Calls Force Dozens Of Schools To Evacuate

On Monday, thousands of students in the United States and the United Kingdom were evacuated after they received threatening phone calls. It seems to be a coordinated plan, as the calls were all similar, according to police via NBC News. There were not any bombs found at the schools in question. In the United Kingdom, the […]

No More Bullying Of Trans Kids, Insists Obama (Video)

No More Bullying Of Trans Kids, Insists Obama (Video)

President Obama sat down with Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed News to talk about his nomination of Judge Garland for the Supreme Court. During the course of the interview the topic moved to the many recent laws being passed limiting the access of LGBT people to public restrooms. Geidner asked the President about the lawsuit that the administration […]

Ramshackle Conditions In Detroit Schools Prompt Sickouts By Teachers

Ramshackle Conditions In Detroit Schools Prompt Sickouts By Teachers

The water crisis in Flint isn’t the only tragedy unfolding in Michigan. Public school teachers in Detroit have spent most of the last month calling in sick to protest unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the schools. The teachers claim that Detroit Public Schools and its emergency manager, Darnell Earley, have been unresponsive to complaints about […]

RNC Member: Disease Outbreaks In Schools Caused By Socialism, Not Anti-Vaxxers

RNC Member: Disease Outbreaks In Schools Caused By Socialism, Not Anti-Vaxxers

Chances are you’ve never heard of Tamara Scott. She’s a conservative activist in Iowa who serves as a Republican National Committee member for the state. She also has a radio program named “Truth for Our Time.” Recently on her show, Scott featured two anti-vaccination activists. One of them, Elaine Dannemann, is the founder and president of something […]

Ghost Of Joseph McCarthy Haunts Nebraska Public Schools

Ghost Of Joseph McCarthy Haunts Nebraska Public Schools

In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) was the face of a witch-hunt in America that was thoroughly committed to rooting out Communist sympathies and preventing the United States from succumbing to Communist subversion. In the modern day, Hastings Public Schools, in Nebraska, is still committed to stopping Communism from becoming part of the United […]

WTF?! Michigan Court: Gun Nuts Can Open Carry In Elementary Schools

WTF?! Michigan Court: Gun Nuts Can Open Carry In Elementary Schools

Michigan Circuit Judge Archie Hayman has ruled that citizens in the state can now openly carry weapons in schools, including elementary schools. WTF?! Yes, that’s right: It is now perfectly legal for any gun-toting nutjob who has a gun permit to carry a gun while in the presence of little children. Because hey, what could […]

Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

For the first time in 21 years, the United States has won the International Mathematical Olympiad held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.?The competition pits?teenaged students from 100 countries against one another?over a two day period where each student works independently on three math?problems. This was the 56th annual Olympiad. “IMO scores are based on the number […]

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