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Category: Government Schools
Coverage of how the government uses its schools to control your life and force feed you propaganda.
Purple hair and free expression (Update 2)
Government school administrators in a town in Arizona apparently can’t concentrate in the presence of a girl with some purple hair. Other students had no problem concentrating. Her classmates have seen purple t-shirts, purple hand bags, purple dresses, purple eye shadow. Purple hair was not shocking.
Gov’t schools morph into vaccine needles
The totalitarians running government youth propaganda camps (schools) tell us all students must get flu vaccinations to protect other students and teachers. They point out that schools have many individuals who sit near each other and these individuals are forced to do athletics for part of the day, making bodily contact more likely. Yet, the […]
Not sure if private schools are worse.
I go to a private school in Massachusetts for highschool now, but I used to go to public school, and I’m not sure which is worse. Mid-december of this year, someone drew graffiti in one on the men’s rooms. Nothing major, just the Dead Kennedys symbol. In response, the school administration, who have a long […]
School board may allow cell phone use during lunch
According the Examiner newspaper in Washington, DC, administrators at a Maryland high school are considering allowing students to use cell phones during lunch to allow students and parents to coordinate after-school plans. Students currently can carry cell phones at school but cannot use them at any time during school hours. Sponsors of the change believe […]
Students protest closed campus proposal
According to an article in theÂ Daily Freeman News, more than 300 students at a high school inÂ Kingston, New York, protested a proposal to forbid juniors and seniors from leaving campus during lunch period. Long a privilege of juniors and seniors, the opportunity to leave campus suddenly represents a grave danger in the minds of local […]
Judge halts sports suspensions related to party
A judge temporarily halted the suspension of a student track team member who was accused of attending a party where beer was available to teenagers. The judge wrote that attending a party where alcohol was present did not constitute underage possession. The judge added that the student, Mary McAvoy was likely to win after a […]
Students Wrongly Suspended for Wearing Protest Armbands
16 students were suspended for wearing black armbands as part of a silent, peaceful protest against their government school’s highly restrictive uniform policy. With the help of the ACLU, three students and their parents are now suing the school district and school board officials. They want the court to clear the students’ records and remove […]
20 Students Punished for Planning Protest
About 20 students in Barberon, Cleveland were suspended for merely planning a walkout during school hours. The goal of the protest was to show support for the school’s teachers, who were asking for higher salaries. The protest was scheduled for 10 a.m. and students planned to go directly to the gym.