A charter high school suspended a student for his long hair that he wants to donate to cancer victims. J.T. Gaskins survived leukemia as a child. He refused to brush his hair differently to mask the length. He’s missed five days of classes and the school sends his work home. Much of the focus has […]
Category: Government Schools
Coverage of how the government uses its schools to control your life and force feed you propaganda.
Left school at 15, dropped in-to life, now billionaire
Government schooling is not the only road to success. Plenty of people go to non-government schools (aka private schools). Some home school themselves. A few “unschool” via DIY (do-it-yourself) project-based education. The lucky few? They drop in. They drop out of school, and drop in-to working life. Richard Elman, featured on the cover of Forbes […]
Online learning to surpass your “grade”
Drowsy at school? Ask for a later start time.
Some Â schools have moved their start times to later in the morning and students are now more alert and less prone to arguing. “In one of the most recent studies, published last month in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Owens and colleagues found that, after a change in start time from 8 to […]
Kentucky seeks to raise exodus age from regimentation
Prom cancelled to avoid lesbian couple
A local regimentation center (aka, “public school”) cancelled a prom to avoid letting a lesbian couple attend, with one female hoping to wear a tux. The ACLU threatened to sue the regimentation center. Two female students asked to attend after reading a memo that required one’s date to be of the opposite sex. In every […]
Parents sue school for viewing son with webcam
A government school in Pennsylvania used cameras and microphones on laptops issued to students to locate missing laptops and, oh by the way, to also monitor students. Yes, the “telescreen” devices from the book 1984 have arrived in 2010. Parents of a monitored student have sued the school after receiving a photo of their son […]
Suspended for Facebook page, student can sue
A federal judge ruled a former high school student suspended for creating a Facebook page that criticized her English teacher can sue the high school principal who suspended her. The page entitled “Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I’ve ever had” attracted current and former students, some of whom criticized the teacher and others […]
Freedom at lunchtime! Students do what they want.
At a Maryland government school, lunch time now provides a healthy break during the day. Administrators turned lunchtime into free time. All students have the same lunch hour, and students can do just about anything they please during the hour. Some just eat and relax, while others also play sports, hold student group meetings, and […]
Gov school bans skinny jeans, home school doesn’t
An ultra-conservative, Texas government “school” does not allow the latest denim craze: skinny jeans. Administrators at a Kimbrough Middle School in Mesquite gave Seth Chamlee a choice: change into some pants provided by the school or go home. He went home and he’s going to stay there. His mom said, “â€œWeâ€™re going to home schooling. […]