Category Archives: Rockstars

Florida teacher reprimands student taking knee during pledge (video)

video still - pledge of allegiance lyrics

A Florida school district confirmed a teacher should not have reprimanded a student for abstaining from saying the pledge of allegiance. (see video below) We certainly would not want to infringe on anyone’s rights. A lawyer says the Florida statute

Even the lunches…

Aside from being mandatory, government schools may have another similarity with prisons, the food. Students at one high school are fighting back. Related articles across the web CPS Students To Stage District-Wide School Lunch Boycott Thursday

Get out of mandatory schooling

This is going to be a startling post. You only have to go to school because your parents did three things and you can undo these actions. 

Make & Wear Anti-Curfew Stickers as a First Amendment Activity

Many curfew laws allow a first amendment exception that allows people to be out past curfew if they are engaged in any activity listed in the first amendment. This page has directions on how to make stickers that say “Repeal

Protests against radio tracking chips for students

People in San Antonio protested having tracking chips in student ID cards. Administrators sold it as a revenue generator since it WILL increase attendance in first-period classes and schools are paid by the day to teach only students present in

Teenager wins right for solo round-the-world sail

Sometime you can’t even escape oppression by boat, as a teenager in the Netherlands learned when she decided she wanted to sail solo round-the-world. Laura Decker filed for permission to miss two years of “school.”

Teen’s anti-curfew Letter to the Editor appears prominently

A teenager’s anti-curfew letter appeared prominently on the editorial page of a the main newspaper of a county considering a teen curfew. The letter’s title was “A teen’s view on the curfew” and the writer urged politicians to consider alternatives,

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

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

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