Tag archive for ‘school teachers’
By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Wisconsin moms battle school over ‘Jesus Lunch’ for students

School administrators in Middleton, Wisconsin have intensified their threats and intimidation of a group of mothers who host a weekly “Jesus Lunch” for students at a park adjacent to Middleton High School. The More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

UMass students rally for diversity, petition for conservative voices, debates

A student-run debate club at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently had so much difficulty finding a professor who could argue the conservative side for one of its events that its members had to turn to More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

UC Santa Barbara sets ‘support’ for students distressed by ‘white student union’

UC Santa Barbara has scheduled a meeting for Saturday afternoon meant to allow students distressed by the newly created “UCSB White Student Union” Facebook page “to talk, get support, or express their feelings.” That More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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California professor reprimanded after not using the textbook which gives department chairs royalties

California State University-Fullerton’s Alain Bourget was threatened “with discipline as serious as dismissal” after he taught a course with his preferred texts instead of that mandated by his department. That More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 18th, 2015

Toronto schools will not allow students to opt out of homosexuality or gender identity curricula

The Toronto District School Board has confirmed it will not permit students to opt out of any portion of public school curricula that deals with homosexuality or gender identity, stating as its reason that these More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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University of Texas professor tells students to not say ‘God Bless you’

A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor indicated on his syllabus that students should “refrain from saying, ‘God bless you.’” The claim was that this was disruptive. A snapshot of the syllabus More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 24th, 2015

John Houser identified as theater shooter, killed 2, teachers praised by Jindal

A shooter killed two and wounded nineThursday night when he opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, before taking his own life, local authorities said. Gov. Bobby Jindal praised the heroic actions More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Pennsylvania school teachers being trained on Islamic culture, visting mosques

A group of 50 Pennsylvania public school teachers recently attended a training on Islamic culture and religion with the district’s superintendent and visited a mosque to better accommodate Muslim students More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 13th, 2015

North Dakota schools discriminate against pro-life clubs

Fargo School District No. 1 Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz has received a demand letter from the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, on behalf of students Brigid O’Keefe of Fargo North More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Court affirms Catholic school’s right to teach ‘ethics’ aligned with their faith

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously Thursday that the government cannot force a private Catholic high school to teach a government-mandated ethics and religion course that includes teaching contrary to More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

South Carolina votes on Common Core replacement

The South Carolina Board of Education adopted standards in English/language arts and mathematics to replace the Common Core State Standards at its March 11 meeting. Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 30th, 2015

New study: More than one in four students say they’re bullied

New laws, media attention and public awareness campaigns have placed a greater emphasis on bullying in recent years than perhaps ever in the nation’s history. Yet bullying remains a stubborn problem with far-reaching More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Texas approves disputed textbooks

After several delays and much dispute, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks  with a 9-5 vote, divided along party lines. over the last several months, there has been much debate More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Georgia Southern professor, Tom McMullen, attacked by atheist groups

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science recently sent a joint letter to the president of Georgia Southern University alleging that Prof. Emerson T. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Florida middle asks students in survey if they want to read about rape, teen pregnancy, gangs

A Florida middle school has come under fire over a questionable reading survey sent home with sixth graders. The reading coach asked if the students wanted to read more about teen pregnancy, rape or gangs. Parents More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

ACLU files lawsuit to end single-sex education, ‘these programs are illegal’

The ACLU has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying the single-gender schools and classrooms are discriminatory, noting Hillsborough County Florida in their claim, reports TBO.com in a Wednesday More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 1st, 2013

Todd McCullough, teacher arrested for 2012 rape of student, police ask other victims to come forward

A Pennsylvania high school teacher has been charged with raping a 16-year-old student in a back room at the school and authorities are now expecting additional victims to come forward. Todd Mccullough Todd McCullough, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Humiliation, taping mouths and tying up students: Are we going to stop teachers from bullying students?

Florida is the epicenter of the battle against bullying in school after Rebecca Sedwick in Polk County committed suicide in response to the barrage of humiliation from her fellow students. The question should now More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Mother receives letter from school to stop sending packed lunches with student

“You must have a doctor’s note” was the message from a school in Virginia where a mother received a shocking letter asking her to stop sending a packed lunch with her child. “Zion refuses More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Former teacher Karen Schoen talks Common Core, details the new standards for the ‘human captial’

Former teacher, turned political activist, Karen Schoen spoke with Dispatch Radio about the new Common Core standards, changes parents can expect and the history of their development. From the September 27 broadcast More...

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