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Right Attacks New NYC Mayor As Racist For Pushing Back On Charter Schools

Right Attacks New NYC Mayor As Racist For Pushing Back On Charter Schools

New York’s plan to stop subsidizing charter schools has created an outrageous counter-claim that the new major is racist.

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Secret Emails Reveal That Former Indiana Schools Chief Boosted GOP Crony’s Charter Ratings

Photo from the Huffington Post.

Tony Bennett’s demands for ‘school accountability’ apparently don’t apply to deep-pocketed Republicans. And you’ll never believe who he works for now.

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Though Eddie Eagle Program Is A Failure, Missouri Will Indoctrinate First-Graders

The NRA's Eddie Eagle is gonna teach 1st Graders all about guns!

How young is too young to teach kids about guns? The NRA has spent lots of time and money recruiting kids as young as six through their Eddie Eagle program.

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GOP ‘Student Protection Act’ Would Punish Schools For Banning Imaginary Gun Play

Image from Lipstick Alley. http://www.lipstickalley.com/f153/gop-bill-would-block-federal-funding-schools-ban-imaginary-guns-538980/

Texas’ ‘most conservative congressman’ introduced a bill that would block federal funding to schools that won’t let kids play with pretend guns. Seriously.

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This White House Petition Will Anger The Christian Right, So Let’s All Sign It

This White House Petition Will Anger The Christian Right, So Let’s All Sign It

The only place creationism belongs is in the church or in the homes of Christians who choose to tell their kids about the story.

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Bulletproof Whiteboards Now Marketed To Schools (VIDEO)

Image from www.personal.psu.edu.

This raises many questions, including how effective these whiteboards would be in protecting school children, and how schools will train kids to use them.

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10 Reasons Why Even This Baby Elephant Has More In Common With The American People Than The GOP

The irrelephant in the room is burying its head in the sand. Photo from Pastor Sky McCracken. http://revdsky.blogspot.com/2012/06/inconvenient-truths.html

The majority of Americans disagree with Republicans on today’s hot-button issues, and all the gerrymandering and voter suppression in the world can’t change that.

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Kansas Bill Would Ban Abortion Clinic Employees From ‘Bringing Cupcakes’ To Their Child’s School

It helps children when their parents volunteer at school; photo  @LaBeez

The party of ‘freedom’ and ‘small government’ proves, once again, that they really don’t believe in either.

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HIV Infection Tends To Be Concentrated Where Sex Education Is Lacking

HIV Infection Tends To Be Concentrated Where Sex Education Is Lacking

CDC researchers have mapped the incidence of HIV around the country, and have discovered a disturbing trend where states without comprehensive sex ed also have higher cases of HIV infection.

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The David Pakman Show – How Creationist School Vouchers Cause Educator’s Nightmare (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – How Creationist School Vouchers Cause Educator’s Nightmare (VIDEO)

Rice University Student Zack Kopplin joins David on his show to explain how tax payers are being forced to fund creationist schools.

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Lets Vigilante Patrols Loose To ‘Protect’ Schools

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Lets Vigilante Patrols Loose To ‘Protect’ Schools

Approximately 3,000 armed men, some with criminal backgrounds, will serve as Sheriff Arpaio’s ‘school posse’ near 52 Maricopa County schools.

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Alabama’s Sex-Ed Curriculum Teaches Kids Being Gay Is ‘Criminal’

A dramatization of an Alabama school blackboard.

First openly gay state Rep. tries to take Alabama out of the dark ages with bill to repeal anti-gay sex-ed requirements.

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Arkansas Legislature Wants Academic Study Of The Bible In Public Schools

Arkansas Legislature Wants Academic Study Of The Bible In Public Schools

Many lawmakers are quick to encourage academic study of the Bible, but do they really have the nation’s best interests at heart?

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NRA Blames Obama, Video Games For Shooting, Protestor Interrupts Speech (VIDEO)

Protestor at Friday NRA press conference

As LaPierre proposes adding more guns to schools, a protestor interrupts with a sign saying ‘NRA is killing our kids.’

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Former Teacher Of The Year Loses Job After Streaking…Twice

Mark Bringhurst, Teacher of the Year and....streaker?

He asked for his job back but school authorities declined his request and said that his behavior was ‘unbecoming of a tenured teacher.’

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The David Pakman Show – Pastor Blames Sandy Hook On Schools Teaching ‘How To Be A Homo’ (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Pastor Blames Sandy Hook On Schools Teaching ‘How To Be A Homo’ (VIDEO)

Tennessee Pastor Sam Morris claimed, in a sermon, that mass shootings are happening because schools teach evolution and ‘how to be a homo.’

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Republicans Alienate Yet Another Growing Population: Children With Autism (VIDEO)

Republicans Alienate Yet Another Growing Population: Children With Autism (VIDEO)

After making them his only prominent cause, a Minnesota Republican sells special needs children down the river right when they need him most.

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Pleads For Kids In Need Of Desks (VIDEO)

Kids in Malawi work hard to get an education in schools with overcrowded classrooms and few furnishings or supplies. Photo courtesy of UNICEF's KIND (Kids In Need Of Desks) web page.

Kids in Malawi sit for hours on the ground to get their education, due to shortages in classroom space, supplies, and furnishings. Here’s how you can help.

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The David Pakman Show – Corporal Punishment In Schools Map Same As Romney States Map! (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Corporal Punishment In Schools Map Same As Romney States Map! (VIDEO)

States that allow teachers and administrators to physically punish children in schools are also the ones that voted for Romney.

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Payton Ruth Anne Richardson Was Only 12-Years-Old

Payton Ruth Anne Richardson Was Only 12-Years-Old

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12-year-old Payton Ruth Anne Richardson ended her young life. Her friends say, for sure, that it was due to bullying. The school superintendent says “there was no indication of bullying”.

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