Government Schools

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Closing the Door on Education Innovation

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/05/3263/

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Understanding the Educational Mess We’re In

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-educational-mess/?print=1

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One Hundred Reasons to Abandon Public Education Now

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/one_hundred_reasons_to_abandon_public_education_now.html

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Khan Academy: The future of education?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxJgPHM5NYI

[Khan Academy is easy to find  on the Web.]

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“Overall… 12 percent of high school seniors demonstrated proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.”

http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-15/news/29661705_1_eighth-grade-scores-partial-mastery-three-achievement-levels

[When will you conservatives get it?  The only way to stop this madness is to increase funding for it ! ]

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Teacher urinated in trash can during class

http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/riverdale-cops-teacher-urinated-951016.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

and…

Dallas student, 12, duct-taped to chair and beaten by classmates while teacher ignored attack

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/19/2011-05-19_dallas_student_12_ducttaped_to_chair_and_beaten_by_classmates_while_teacher_igno.html#ixzz1Mpxd2tG5

[I sure get tired of reading these rareactually   exceedingly   rare   reports of fanatical ,   abusive ,   immoral ,   hypocritical ,   under - performing  (and supposedly over-paid ),  pampered ,  politically  and  religiously   biased  and, once in a great while, even  corrupt  public school teachers (not to mention administrators ) as if the losers described in the right-wing media “reports” were somehow typical of  public   school   teachers   and   administrators .   Nothing   could   be   further   from   the   truth .

Numerous additional examples (in addition to those provided above) of the despicable right-wing conspiracy against taxpayer-funded, left-wing indoctrination of children – I mean public education – are provided below. I can provide several dozen more to anyone who requests them.]

The Federal Takeover of Education

Why Tenure Harms Education

Save Education, Privatize Government Schools

Schools let students seek secret abortions

Parents not notified when 12-year-olds obtain ‘confidential’ medical procedures

School-Assisted Abortion a Shocking Lesson

U.S. schoolbook glorifies communists

Anti-American radicals upheld as ‘role models for citizenship’

Lawsuit: CPS pushing Democrats

Children and parents are not first in most school systems

A Priest and an Altar Boy, Hah, Ha, Ha

High-stakes tests can drive teachers to cheat to improve students’ scores

D.C. schools investigate security breaches in 2011 tests

School Teaches Kids Religion Is a ‘Disease’

Uttering ‘Jesus’ in school ‘not protected free speech’

Preacher’s toe touches school lawn, he gets arrested

Case brought after principal calls cops to silence Gospel

Principal threatens to fire teachers who help Christian club

Earns warning from civil rights organization

Chicago public school forbids kids from bringing their lunch from home

East Bay schools offer gay studies for high school students

Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

New York classrooms promote communist activist

New ‘human rights’ curriculum espouses teachings of Van Jones

School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

Flag wars! Teen gets 3-day Cinco de Mayo suspension

Student wouldn’t let Mexican colors fly higher than the Stars and Stripes

Teacher Sues Over Right to Flunk Her Students

Art Horn: Climategate in the Classroom?

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[Four] Truths About Government Schools:

Teachers and Administrators are Ideologically Neutral Participants in the System

If We Pay Them All More, They Will All Perform Better

Likewise, If We Spend More on Government Education in General, Children Will Perform Better

Government School Choice Damages the Quality of Government Education and

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4218155/k.89F4/Education_Myths.htm

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[Government] Education Is Worse Than We Thought

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/20/education-is-worse-than-we-thought/print/

[For those who don't know, Walter Williams is a black American.]

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1,183,700 Violent Crimes Committed at Public Schools; Only 303,900 Reported to Police

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/1183700-violent-crimes-committed-public-schools-only-303900-reported-police

[ASND, of course, simply asks, "Why?"]

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Will American Liberals Ever Wake Up?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/still_a_bfd_obama_loses.html

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Defining the Federal Role in Education

http://media.hoover.org/sites/default/files/documents/Choice-and-Federalism.pdf

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180: The Movie

http://www.180movie.com/

[Where do you suppose all those people "learned" what they believe?]

[ And where do you suppose they didn’t learn what they didn’t know about what was one of the most important (though obviously no-longer-taught) lessons of history? ]

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Study: Most state history standards don’t mention 9/11 attacks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/study-most-state-history-standards-dont-mention-911-attacks/2011/09/09/gIQADv8jFK_blog.html

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Outcomes-Based Education

A generation is despoiled of its cultural inheritance.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/outcomes-based-education/?print=1

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How the Program Approach Has Failed Big Education

http://pjmedia.com/blog/how-the-program-approach-has-failed-big-education/?print=1

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Whitewashing History for California’s Kids

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/whitewashing_history_for_californias_kids.html

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Some California Teachers Ditching Traditional Thanksgiving Lessons

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,231159,00.html

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A grandfather asked his grandson:

[To whom] did the Pilgrims give thanks…?

The grandson responded:

I don’t know—I guess they were thanking the Indians.  That’s what we learned at [government] school.”

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/breakpoint-commentaries-search/entry/13/10052

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Repeal Obamacare – but Keep Socialized Education?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/repeal_obamacare_-_but_keep_socialized_education.html

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The basics of education policy explained in three videos

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/the-basics-of-education-policy-explained-in-three-videos-2/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Discipline:

… any disciplinary ‘alternative’ that puts ‘respect’ for miscreants on par with justice for victims warps the very concept of justice.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_latest_education_fad_inverts_justice.html

and…

Almost certainly, the chief culprit in the gradual stupefaction of the citizenry is the public school.”

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/infantilizing-the-culture/?print=1

and…

The boy was booted from his school for 55 days…

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/21/north-carolina-student-13-suspended-55-days-for-giving-oregano-to-classmate/

and…

… watching this documentary about bullying in schools was more viscerally disturbing than sitting through almost any horror movie I can think of.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/11/in-chilling-bully-child-who-fares-best-leaves-publ/?page=1

and…

Documentary ‘The War on Kids’ compares U.S. public schools to prison system

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/05/03/documentary-war-on-kids-compares-us-public-schools-to-prison-system/?intcmp=features

and…

I don’t understand how he’s being punished for something he has no control over.

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/popular-senior-denied-diploma-because-of-too-much-cheering

and…

Bullying Crisis Horrifies Parents, Ignites Homeschool Revolution — Research Reveals

http://www.standardnewswire.com/news/331897380.html

and…

NYC Public Schools Change ‘Discipline Code’ To Ease Penalties For Smoking, Cursing, Cutting Class

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/08/29/new-nyc-doe-discipline-rules-aim-to-reduce-student-suspensions/

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Bill Gates… says schools should rebuild their budgets ‘based on excellence,’ and not just seniority and degrees.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/19/Bill-Gates-calls-for-educational-reform/UPI-22621290175952/

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True Tolerance For Back-to-School

http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/08/24/true-tolerance-for-back-to-school/

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Overall , financial literacy, both directly and indirectly, is found to have a strong link to household wealth.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17339

[Anyone wanna volunteer the names of government schools that teach economics and financial planning?]

[I didn't think so.]

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Teaching Your Child to be a Dictator’s Lackey

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/31/teaching-your-child-to-be-a-dictators-lackey/print/

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“… you can’t wear an American flag [to some government schools in America] because someone is liable to come up and hit you.  But it’s OK to wear the Mexican flag because no one cares enough to attack you.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/my_country_tis_of_who.html

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A [California] high school teacher is under investigation after school officials said she was maintaining a pornographic website from her school-issued laptop computer.”

http://news.yahoo.com/calif-teacher-porn-sites-gets-put-leave-004117907.html

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Senate Committee on Track to Make No Child Left Behind Even Worse

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/10/25/senate-committee-on-track-to-make-no-child-left-behind-even-worse/

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Nobody got in trouble, not the people instigating, not the people that were fighting.”

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/girl-pummeled-inside-detroit-school-bathroom-20111130-ms

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 Lawsuit Filed After New Mexico Teen Arrested for Burping in Class

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/01/lawsuit-filed-after-new-mexico-teen-arrested-for-burping-in-class/?test=latestnews#ixzz1fNlos6gR

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[Government] Schools ‘spy’ on fat kids

The devices are already in use in [two other government] school districts… and have raised privacy concerns among some parents and observers.”

http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/local/schools_spy_on_fat_kids_HpPAgsKXPYjt1EWFfaNp9K

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New York School’s Strict Bathroom Policy Rewards Students For Holding It In, Outrages Parents

http://main.aol.com/2012/01/18/new-york-schools-strict-b_n_1216199.html?1326990959?test=latestnews

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National Education Association:

DC schools spending $29,409 per pupil

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/census-bureau-confirms-dc-spends-29409-pupil/

[ASND reminds readers that, without the NEA, the cost per pupil – in every major U.S. City (not just Washington D.C.) – would drop precipitously.]

and…

Pro-Lifers to Protest NEA Convention Over Its Abortion Views

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/25/pro-lifers-to-protest-nea-convention-over-its-abortion-views/

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Student suspended for photo of teacher napping

http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/student-suspended-photo-teacher-napping/nHGsh/

[Well, at least the teacher wasn't Mapping.]

[Inside joke to self.  No one is expected to laugh there.]

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Records:

“… students’ private health records, grades, and family information will be available to anyone who can provide a reason to have them.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/data-crazy_department_of_education_throws_privacy_out_the_window.html

and…

“All 50 states and Washington, D.C. collect long term, individualized data on students performance, but just eight states allow parents to access their child’s permanent record.”

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/01/19/who-should-have-access-to-student-records

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Reform:

What Uncle Sam can (and cannot) do to improve K–12 schooling: Lessons for the next four years [through 2016]

http://www.aei.org/outlook/education/k-12/system-reform/what-uncle-sam-can-and-cannot-do-to-improve-k12-schooling-lessons-for-the-next-four-years/

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The futures of school reform: Five pathways to fundamentally reshaping American schooling

http://www.aei.org/print/the-futures-of-school-reform-five-pathways-to-fundamentally-reshaping-american-schooling

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Indiana Seizes the Hammer, Enacts Comprehensive Reform

http://www.alec.org/docs/17thReportCard/ALECs_17th_Report_Card.pdf

[One down, forty nine to go.]

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Education Savings Accounts:

A Promising Way Forward on School Choice

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3382.pdf

and…

Existing voucher programs create healthy competition between public and private schools, but [Education Savings accounts] can create a much deeper level of systemic improvement.  ESAs would allow parents to build a customized education to match the individual needs of every child, thus transforming education for the better.

http://www.edchoice.org/CMSModules/EdChoice/FileLibrary/925/The-Way-of-the-Future–Education-Savings-Accounts-for-Every-American-Family.pdf

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Solving America’s Math Problem

Tailor instruction to the varying needs of the students

http://educationnext.org/solving-america%E2%80%99s-math-problem/

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Time in school matters.  More school, more learning.

http://educationnext.org/time-for-school/

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Private Enterprise and Public Education:

Strange Bedfellows or Natural Allies?

http://www.aei.org/files/2013/08/13/-private-enterprise-and-public-education-strange-bedfellows-or-natural-allies_135547320511.pdf

and…

THE EDUCATION DEBIT CARD

What Arizona Parents Purchase with Education Savings Accounts

http://www.edchoice.org/CMSModules/EdChoice/FileLibrary/1015/THE-EDUCATION-DEBIT-CARD-What-Arizona-Parents-Purchase-with-Education-Savings-Accounts.pdf

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A teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct in his classroom successfully thwarted attempts by the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire him.  In the process, the teacher, who is accused of spoon-feeding his semen to blindfolded children, managed to retain lifetime health-benefits provided by the nation’s second-largest school system.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/la-teacher-suspected-of-lewd-conduct-keeps-benefits.html

and…

Second teacher arrested at Los Angeles school where teacher allegedly molested children

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/03/molestation-complaints-increase-at-school-where-teacher-allegedly-abused/?test=latestnews

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Hypnotist principal avoids jail with plea deal

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/235664/8/Hypnotist-principal-avoids-jail-with-plea-deal

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Junk food remains plentiful at the nation’s elementary schools

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/diet-nutrition/story/2012-02-06/Junk-foods-widely-available-at-elementary-schools/52991654/1

[Well, at least you're paying for it.]

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FBI agents scoured the school where he’s suspected of filming kiddie porn.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/fbi-agents-show-ps-243-investigate-teacher-aide-article-1.1019168?localLinksEnabled=false

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The [D.C. school voucher] Program significantly improved students’ chances of graduating from high school.

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104018/pdf/20104018.pdf

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Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/02/13/cincinnati-high-school-paying-students-to-come-to-school/

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… school officials made no effort to help them escape the hazing that sent them both to hospitals for treatment.”

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Parents-Hazed-students-not-allowed-to-play-sports-3288152.php

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The girl’s [home made] turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines…

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=8762

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2nd N.C. Mother Says Daughter’s School Lunch Replaced for Not Being Healthy Enough

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/exclusive-2nd-n-c-mother-says-daughters-school-lunch-replaced-for-not-being-healthy-enough/

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Georgia student sues school over strip search in front of classmates

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/15/georgia-student-sues-school-over-strip-search-in-front-classmates/#ixzz1mXOo5fBZ?test=latestnews

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A district in Missouri has decided to allow images of zombies on its school walls but not posters promoting the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, which focuses on the abortions inflicted on American girls and women daily.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/school-ok-with-zombies-but-not-pro-life-posters/print/

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Mich. Education Official: Educators, Not Parents Know What‘s Best for Kids’ Education

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mich-education-official-educators-not-parents-know-whats-best-for-kids-education/

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Guns: (Or What Govmt Schools Admins Call Guns)

A father has been arrested, strip-searched and hauled in for questioning – all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school.

Yet…

… several hours after his arrest a detective apologized and informed him that he would be released without charges.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/madness-after-girl-4-draws-gun-pic-at-school/print/

[Hmm... ASND wonders if government school administrators remember what “homework” is.]

and…

[Maryland] school suspends 6-year-old for pretend gunshot [with his fingers]

http://washingtonexaminer.com/montco-school-suspends-6-year-old-for-pretend-gunshot/article/2517080?utm_campaign=obinsite#.UOX1lndCN8G

and…

Schools Jump the Shark

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/schools_jump_the_shark.html

and…

Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/19/pennsylvania-girl-5-suspended-for-threatening-to-shoot-girl-with-pink-toy-gun/#ixzz2IQu0CwuI

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Literacy sign slipup has school principal shaking his head

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/literacy-sign-slip-up-has-school-principal-shaking-his-head/1217352

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Racism:

 Other white students also report a pattern of racial harassment at the high school at the hands of their peers — and, shockingly, their teachers.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/was_boy_in_kc_fire_attack_a_victim_of_his_schools_racist_teaching.html

and…

High School kids chanting ‘USA! USA’ deemed a racist act

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/high_school_kids_chanting_usa_usa_deemed_a_racist_act.html

and…

Trayvon Martin Day declared at D.C. elementary school

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/05/trayvon-martin-day-declared-at-d-c-elementary-school-76327.html

[For the many reasons why this article was cited in this Update section, see  here .]

and…

A fifth grade award ceremony at Hickman Elementary School in Garland, Texas, is under scrutiny after the grandmother of a student took issue with awards handed out based on race.”

http://gma.yahoo.com/dallas-elementary-school-criticized-over-awards-based-race-155631541–abc-news-topstories.html

and…

Public School Teaches “White Privilege” Class

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/public-school-teaches-white-privilege-class.html

and…

Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/02/13/parents-complain-about-school-ad-for-colored-only-tutoring-program/

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Recently, there has been a disturbing nation-wide trend of parental rights being trampled upon by public school officials…

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/relocating_children.html

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School Bans Child Suffering From Cerebral Palsy From Using Walker

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/29/school-bans-child-suffering-from-cerebral-palsy-from-using-walker/

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Test turns to humiliation for kindergartner

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-test-turns-to-humiliation-for-kindergartner-20120417,0,5460268.story

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Alongside nonprofit and public providers, for-profits have a crucial role to play in meeting America’s twenty-first century educational challenges cost-effectively and at scale.

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/04/11/-between-efficiency-and-effectiveness-evaluation-in-forprofit-education-organizations_144926389519.pdf

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A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he told a girl ‘I’m sexy and I know it,’ a line from a popular song.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/05/04/6-year-old-suspended-for-singing-im-sexy-and-i-know-it/

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The federal government currently funds [with your money] a wide range of [superfluous and useless] K–12 education initiatives (see Table 1) [yet only] four functions… are essential to its role in education: creating and disseminating information on school performance in each classroom and program effectiveness, including information on individual student performance; enforcing civil rights laws; providing financial support to high-need students; and enhancing competition among providers.

http://educationnext.org/let-the-dollars-follow-the-child/

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5 Ways Public Schools Prepare Us For Prison Life

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/05/21/5-ways-public-schools-prepare-us-for-prison-life/?print=1

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Education Decline, One Step at a Time

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/education_decline_one_step_at_a_time.html

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Plastic Language in Education

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/05/22/plastic-language-in-education/print/

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Stately McDaniel Manor: On Education

https://statelymcdanielmanor.wordpress.com/category/education/

[Lots 'o links on that page.]

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School Holds Politically Correct Prom

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-holds-politically-correct-prom.html

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Advertising in schools becoming more common

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-06-03/advertising-in-schools/55366346/1

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The draft standards integrate global warming and other overplayed worries about human impacts on the planet, starting in kindergarten.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/5/teaching-global-warming-in-kindergarten/

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Hawkins faces other problems.  The Department of Education is investigating a parent’s claim that she hit a fifth-grader after confiscating the boy’s cellphone.

http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/local/justin_time_is_up_p2yL2tHwywz5Dq8yXfIdmI

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Sunscreen Ban in Schools Angers Parents

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/06/24/Sunscreen-Ban-in-Schools-Angers-Parents

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Public-school employees have doubled in 40 years while student enrollment has increased by only 8.5%—and academic results have stagnated.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303734204577465413553320588.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Teachers’ Unions:

.. local elections for school boards are heavily influenced by unions.

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/08/28/-putting-the-punch-in-parent-power_155845671479.pdf

and…

Sharply declining enrollment in half the nation’s largest public school districts spells bad news for the union-dominated monopoly of government-run public schools.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/frank-crimi/fleeing-public-schools/print/

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In these essays, members of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on K–12 education, joined by several keen-eyed observers, blend prediction with prescription to paint a vivid picture of American primary and secondary education in 2030.

http://www.hoover.org/taskforces/education/AE2030#nogo

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One full day of instructional time is lost each year just to Channel One’s commercials.  No other company generates revenue by compelling a captive audience of students to watch television commercials during taxpayer-funded class time.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/11/nonprofit-group-calls-for-schools-across-country-to-ban-channel-one-newscast/

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Tennessee high school reading assignment hit as ‘inappropriate’ for profanity, violence

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/12/tennessee-high-school-reading-assignment-hit-as-inappropriate-for-profanity/

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Texas Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party As Terrorist Act

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/23/texas-schools-teaching-boston-tea-party-as-terrorist-act/

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School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/07/166745290/school-district-owes-1-billion-on-100-million-loan

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2 MI school districts cancel classes due to end of the world nonsense

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/2_mi_school_district_cancels_classes_due_to_end_of_the_world_nonsense.html

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