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Principal Asks Middle Schoolers To Bring In Canned Food To Attack Intruders

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How would you react if your child came home with this letter?!

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Forbes Writer To Whiny Businesses: If You Want Better Education, Try Reaching In Your Pockets

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Businesses whine and complain that our schools and quality of education are lousy, but they don’t lift a finger to try and change that.

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Republican Lawmaker Proposes A Bill That Will Allow Christian College Groups To Ban Gay Students

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If this bill is given the green light, Christian groups will be able to discriminate against anyone’s sexual orientation without punishment.

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SC Bill Requires Schools To Teach Three-Week, NRA-Sponsored ‘Second Amendment’ Course (VIDEO)

photo: SC State Rep. Alan Clemmons, left, with Stag Arms President and CEO Mark Malkowski. (Tony Terzi, Fox CT/via the Hartford [CT] Courant).

Clemmons also wants to celebrate ”2nd Amendment Day’ the day after the Newtown Massacre anniversary!

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Princeton Mom: Rape Is Just ‘Bad Manners’ And Schools Shouldn’t Teach Kids Otherwise (VIDEO)

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After accusing rape victims of having “mistake sex”, Susan Patton goes on Fox & Friends to share more of her awful views.

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Study Proves Bullied Children Suffer Measurable Physical Brain Changes

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Medical research supports what many have believed to be the case: School-aged bullying changes the physical structure of the bullied child’s brain.

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Father Open Carries Into School; The School Board’s Reaction Was Perfect

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A Michigan man, picking his child up at school, carried his pistol into the building in his hip holster. The staff was not amused. Since open carry is legal in Michigan, the parent was within his rights. But the Huron Valley School District’s board decided that they needed to have […]

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Michelle Obama Continues To Face Partisan Politics On Feeding Our Children Healthy Food

Michelle Obama Continues To Face Partisan Politics On Feeding Our Children Healthy Food

“Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?” First Lady Michelle Obama wrote in The New York Times. “You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn’t make much sense. Yet […]

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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

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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

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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)

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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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