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A Philadelphia mother wants her son’s high school teacher fired after he bought the teen the novel Fifty Shades of Grey for in-class reading.
Maya Ladson says she was shocked to find a copy of the racy read in her 14-year-old’s book bag back on March 9. That shock turned to outrage when she found out how he got the book.
“The minute I found out about it, it raised concern,” the mother told NBC10.com Thursday. “This is not OK to me. This is major.”
Ladson's son, who is a 9th grade student at Eastern University Academy Charter School in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, asked for and was given the book by his teacher and adviser Philip Aidoo.
According to the school, Aidoo asked students for a list of books they would like to read during an independent reading period. Ladson’s son’s requested Fifty Shades of Grey. Aidoo then went online and ordered the book.
Ladson acknowledges that her son asked for the book.
Full Story: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Teacher-Buys-Student-Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-for-Reading-Class-205837661.htmlA Philadelphia mother wants her son’s high school teacher fired after he bought... more
When Officer David Bailey grabbed a 10-year-old student by the back of his head and slammed it into the school cafeteria table, it is safe to say that student was not free to leave. On that afternoon, Bailey decided that his routine beat on the streets of Southeast D.C. extended into the hallways of Moten Elementary School.
Although Bailey was not a trained school resource officer contracted from the Metropolitan Police Department nor one of the three contract officers assigned to Moten at the time, his presence raised no red flags. Regular visits from the police in D.C. Public Schools had become ubiquitous.
On the day of the alleged assault, the student, "T.P." had been sent to the cafeteria for the infraction of failing to adequately participate in music class. The result of his childish behavior was a full-on police encounter.
One emergency room, two weeks and countless headaches later. T.P. seemed to be back to normal. Only his mother could see that something about him had changed: T.P. was now afraid to go to school.
Last week when the ACLU of the Nation's Capital filed a civil complaint for damages against a Metropolitan Police Officer on behalf of T.P., news stations clamored to hear the story of the alleged assault. Was this story of a rogue cop's brutality against a young boy, just a freak anomaly or the result of a system by design? Perhaps it was both. In the matrix of policies and police ushering black and brown students out of classrooms and into courtrooms, the School-to-Prison Pipeline takes shape.
Although no crimes had been reported at Moten in the two years before the incident with Bailey, D.C. Public Schools continues to promote policies which increase police involvement. Moten, which serves indigent African American children, sits atop a hill overlooking a community with staggering unemployment rates. Here, police on their beats weave a prison-like environment from T.P.'s doorstep all the way into his school cafeteria.
There was no guidance counselor or teacher present when Bailey, a crime-fighting cop, decided to take school disciplinary matters into his own hands. Criminalizing the normal behavior of black and brown children is the hallmark of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. When non-criminal behaviors in school result in interactions with the criminal justice system, suspension or expulsions, children suffer a powerful blow to their dignity and trust in the school system. Children of color bear a disproportionate burden of unconstitutional police encounters in the educational context.
On the south side of the Anacostia River where Moten sits, the police state and its culture of surveillance erodes any semblance of civil liberties for local residents. T.P. and his classmates cannot remember a time before schools began having metal detectors and roving police officers. But they will likely never forget the day they discovered that school was a place that is unfair and unsafe.
In the wake of the Newtown School Massacre, lawmakers on the north side of the Anacostia River make impassioned speeches about the need to expand police presence in schools. Amidst the feverish political debates T.P.'s mother seems startlingly clear when she says, "Police don't belong in schools with children."
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http://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-free-speech-human-rights-racial-justice/rogue-cop-assaults-elementaryWhen Officer David Bailey grabbed a 10-year-old student by the back of his head and... more
University instructor told students to write the word 'Jesus' on paper, throw it on the floor and stomp on itFlorida Gov. Rick Scott wants to know why a student at Florida Atlantic University was suspended for refusing to stomp on "Jesus."
FAU junior Ryan Rotela refused to participate in a classroom activity on March 4, when communications instructor Dr. Deandre Poole asked students to write "Jesus" on a piece of paper and then stomp on it, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Rotela, who has been described in local media reports as a devout Mormon, told WPEC two days later that he complained to Poole's supervisor, Noemi Marin, director of the communications school at FAU. According to the station, Rotela was then suspended from Poole's class, but the university insisted in a subsequent story that no student was disciplined in any way as a result of the incident.
FAU said in a statement that students were given an explanation about the exercise and an option to participate, a description that differed from Rotela's version of events.
The back-and-forth drew in Scott, who is asking state university system Chancellor Frank Brogan for a detailed report on the controversy, the Miami Herald reports.
"Whether the student was reprimanded or whether an apology was given is in many ways inconsequential to the larger issue of a professor's poor judgment," Scott said in a letter to Brogan, according to the Herald. "The professor's lesson was offensive, and even intolerant, to Christians and those of all faiths who deserve to be respected as Americans entitled to religious freedom."
FAU has said professors won't use the "offensive" exercise again. "It was insensitive and unacceptable. We continue to apologize to all the people who were offended and deeply regret this situation has occurred," reads a statement from the university.
According to Mediate, the idea for the activity came from an instructor's manual that accompanies the course textbook.
It's a bit strange though---FOX NEWS is defending that professor. See link:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/03/26/in-defense-florida-university-jesus-stomping-exercise/Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to know why a student at Florida Atlantic University was... more
A seventh-grade girl from California, who wanted to test the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperature, sent a Hello Kitty doll on a trip to the stratosphere for a school science project.
http://www.examiner.com/article/california-7th-grade-student-sends-hello-kitty-doll-into-near-space-videoA seventh-grade girl from California, who wanted to test the effects of altitude on... more
David Spates Shows & talks about highschool wrestler who was hit by a huge light.
Know Your Rights! A Student Backs Down Cop After Being Unlawfully Stopped for Carrying a Gun in Portland, MaineStudent’s comment from the YouTube description:
“I was detained by Portland PD officer J McDonald on 26 May 2012. He detains me without suspicion of any criminal activity in violation of Delaware v Prouse. He admits his sole reason for stopping me is my legally carried firearm in violation of US v DeBerry. He seizes my weapon with no reasonable suspicion that I’ve committed a crime in violation of Terry v Ohio. He demands my ID without reasonable suspicion in violation of Hiibel v Nevada”
http://youtu.be/jfdEbe7e9GEStudent’s comment from the YouTube description: “I was detained by... more
Remember one month ago, when a high-school junior in the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina videotaped his teacher yelling at another student that he was being disrespectful for criticizing Barack Obama and that his behavior was a criminal offense?
The young man who did the videotaping had a hellish time finishing the school year. In an interview with Breitbart News, the young man’s sister described the ensuing weeks after the videotape. She said that some of the other students have said they are out to get the young man; the teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely, has relatives who are students in the school. The young man’s family, fearing for his safety, requested for the young man to finish the last three weeks of school at home, but the school refused. Instead, the school offered for the young man to come to school after the other students were already in class, be secluded from other students during the school day and leave before school ended.
According to the videotaper’s sister, not only did the school authorities reject the appeal for home-schooling, they gave him a suspension on his school record for videotaping in the classroom -- the first suspension ever issued for such an action, despite the fact that other students have also videotaped on school grounds.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/24/NC-student-interview-harassmentRemember one month ago, when a high-school junior in the Rowan-Salisbury school... more
SANTA CLARA, CUBA—Every morning, on the edge of town, you can witness a spectacular migration. Hundreds of students in white lab coats pour from a squat university building on to the street, around the line of horse-drawn wagons, and into nearby hospitals. They are international students at the world’s largest medical school, the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina — ELAM. To put the school’s size in perspective: the University of Toronto has 850 medical students and Harvard University has 735. ELAM has twelve times more students than those two schools combined: 19,550. And, despite being a poor country, every single one of those students is on full scholarship. The school quickly expanded to include students from more than 110 countries, from Mozambique and Yemen to Cambodia and East Timor. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/43071-cuba-healing-the-world-SANTA CLARA, CUBA—Every morning, on the edge of town, you can witness a... more
The Artistic Uprising in 2010 at Antioch University Los Angeles showcased thought-provoking works expressed in a wide variety of unusual media.
Video by Howard Harrelson.The Artistic Uprising in 2010 at Antioch University Los Angeles showcased... more
When your 'average Joe' is found to have lied under oath - especially before Congress- (like some pro athletes) he's subjected to media scorn and increased scrutiny by those in law enforcement for 'perjury'. When a state Attorney General does the same - no action is taken and he becomes a 'shoe-in' for Governor.
Alternately, when that same AG posts a letter thru the US Postal Service (in response to a criminal complaint) lying in-regard to his inability to enforce the laws and refusing his sworn duty to ensure state residents are NOT defrauded out of what little funds they have (through a scheme to defraud not only THEM but state and federal taxpayers as well) - he's committed 'Mail Fraud'.
Which is Andrew Cuomo; Mail Fraudster or perjurer?
According to the Governor (while NYS AG) he was prohibited from investigating SUNY officials over criminal complaints of 'Financial Fraud' and 'Coercion/Conspiracy to Commit Financial Fraud' in regard to these officials instructing (through threats) NYS college students to enter false information on FAFSA applications so the students might remain 'enrolled' in college even though they were NOT attending ANY of the classes required for graduation in their chosen degree fields.
Students found their majors switched (for a year or more) to some other 'alternate' course of study (Phys-Ed, arts and crafts, TV Shows/movies of the 1960s, etc) rather than those majors which were more likely to gain them employment upon graduation (ie: medical studies like nursing and medical imaging) after SUNY officials denied them access to the all important 'clinical classes' - required and mandatory for graduation.
Students were threatened with expulsion from the SUNY system for refusing to collaborate in this scheme with most accepting their fate and declaring their 'intent' to study towards graduation in the alternate course of study picked for them by college officials - for a year or more (financed by YOUR tax dollars). When college officials finally acquiesced to permit them into the clinical classes - the students merely switched BACK to their original course of study and (hopefully) went on to graduation - several thousands of dollars MORE in-debt.
Of course - there's that little matter of the grant monies. See 'offering a False or Fraudulent Claim for Payment' with the federal government constitutes a felony crime - punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of 3 times the cost to the government (plus $10,000) to prosecute.
Cuomo was informed of this criminal scheme in 2005 while he held the office of NYS Attorney General AND was the (self-proclaimed) 'People's Lawyer'.
In responding to a criminal complaint against these SUNY officials he claimed; to investigate the actions of SUNY officials would present a 'conflict of interest' - both SUNY and the AG's office being state agencies. Yet in his sworn (under oath) testimony before Congress he specifically stated he'd investigated "the state university system of New York" for defrauding SUNY students on college loans (the 'Predatory Lender' scandal). See - http://youtu.be/NejE6c-5n_U at 9:30 minutes.
So is Andrew Cuomo New York's white knight or Elliot Spitzer's protege?
And will ANYONE in law enforcement come to the aid of these students to punish their 'financial rapists'? From the responses given by US Attorney's, US DOE, the FBI and White House staff - not bloody likely!When your 'average Joe' is found to have lied under oath - especially before... more
getting the blood suckers out of education in Chile, now we have to do the same in Canada, U.S.A., England and all the other free market huckster bankers that live off the blood of students trying to get ahead.getting the blood suckers out of education in Chile, now we have to do the same in... more
By Andrew Jones
Saturday, April 14, 2012 17:30 EDT
If someone is looking for sympathy for their high student loans, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) would not be among those providing any support.
According to audio obtained by Think Progress, the congresswoman appeared on G. Gordon Libby show Friday afternoon, saying she “never borrowed a dime of money” during her time in college before lashing out at those burdened with heavy loans.
“I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that,” Foxx said. “We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that.”
Despite her disgust for high student loans, Foxx is somehow content with high mortgage notes. Think Progress reported that Foxx owed two individual notes up to $250,000.
Listen: Audio from Think Progress, which was from April 13, 2012.
"I wonder what College Tuition was back in her day, or should I say 5 or 6 decades ago???" =)By Andrew Jones Saturday, April 14, 2012 17:30 EDT If someone is looking for... more
Or maybe you will...
Found on BraveNewFoundation’s YouTube channel
"Wow, can you imagine being so Rich and not having to pay taxes will allow you to do with your money???" Outrageous!!! =(Or maybe you will... Found on BraveNewFoundation’s YouTube channel... more