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Texas AG Sued To Keep A Bible Quote In school Now Troubled By Muslim Prayers By
Every day at lunch, a handful of teenagers in Frisco, Texas, would pop into room C112, face a whiteboard and kneel for one of their five daily prayers. It was just a spare classroom, used for everything from teachers’ grading...
2,000 Seattle Teachers Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts At School By
At least 2,000 Seattle teachers sported Black Lives Matter shirts at schools across the city Wednesday as part of several rallies under the banner of “Black Lives Matter at School” in order to push for racial justice in education in the United States. The purpose of...
Up To 14 Million Children Exposed To Toxic Industrial Chemicals In Schools By
Millions of children in the U.S. are being exposed to deadly polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in their schools, despite the fact that such chemicals have been banned for decades. That’s according to a new report from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that analyzed Harvard...
Activists Successfully End Militarization Of LA School Police Department By
Dedicated activists in Los Angeles forced the end to federal militarization of law enforcement on a hyper-local level, demonstrating the power of a bottom-up approach when confronting federal power. After 18 months of pressure and activism, the Labor/Community Strategy...
Colorado Court Rules Use Of Public Funds For Private Schools Is Unconstitutional By
DENVER — Colorado’s highest court on Monday struck down a voucher program that allowed parents in a conservative suburban school district to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools. The split decision to throw out the voucher program in Douglas...
Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out Of Millions By
“Charter schools act like they have a ‘get out of accountability free’ card,” said Jonathan Stith, spokesperson for the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. (Image from report) Accepting and soliciting bribes. Diverting public funds for personal profit....
Just how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan? By
Pakistan is now in mourning, after a gruesome attack on a military-run Peshawar school on Tuesday in which members of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) killed at least 145 people, including 132 children. “My body was shivering. I saw death so close and I will never forget...
VIDEO: Cop Bullies & Intimidates Teen, Brutally Slams Him Face First on the Sidewalk By
Reports: Phoenix – In recent weeks it has become all too apparent to the public that police are rarely held accountable for their actions. This case highlights exactly why many citizens dislike cops and the public as a whole is losing respect for them at a rapid rate. A...
Student Strip Search Policy Passed In Pennsylvania By
The York Suburban school board on Monday approved a new policy that allows students to be strip searched — but not without reasonable suspicion. Superintendent Michele Merkle repeatedly emphasized there would have to be an imminent threat to the health, safety or...
Chicago Teachers Vote ‘Yes’ To Teaching But ‘No’ To Useless Testing By
Elementary school teachers in Chicago have taken what progressive education advocates are calling a “brave” and “bold” stand against the destructive role of high-stakes testing in public schools by voting unanimously to boycott upcoming, state-mandated...