“Treated Like A Criminal” Student Suspended For Informing Classmates They Could Opt-Out Of Common Core

April 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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(Times Herald Record) –SPARROWBUSH — A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn’t have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday.

The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination.

While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they didn’t have to take the test.
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William Hecht, Orange-Ulster BOCES’s superintendent, said the girl’s complaint, which was filed under the state’s Dignity for All Students Act, was being taken seriously.
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In her complaint, Seirra says that on Tuesday morning, the day of the test, she told a student he didn’t have to take the test if he didn’t want to. A teacher told her to “shut my mouth and keep walking.”
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Still later that morning, she was summoned to the principal’s office where she says she was asked rudely “why she was telling students they didn’t have to take the test.”

“I replied and said, ‘I did some research and it said they don’t have to.’” The principal then asked if she’d researched “both sides” of the issue.

The girl said in her statement that she grew increasingly upset with the principal but when she asked to call her mother, the principal refused.

“Then she started to ask other questions and that’s when she started to interrogate me and I felt like I was being treated like a criminal.”

Continued >>>

Suggested reading:
Common Core 101: What Is It and How Does It Affect Our Children? – Goodbye 3R’s. Hello socially engineered education.

Common Core Dates Back to the Marxist-Socialist Paradigm of UN Charter

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VIDEO: Dana Loesch’s’ Fabulous The View’ Debut

February 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

ICYMI Here is video of conservative warrior Dana Loesch’s appearance on ‘The View’. Amazingly enough the...ahem… ladies of The View kept their claws in.

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(RightSightings) –In her [Feb. 3, 2014] debut as a panelist co-host on ABC’s ‘The View’, Conservative Talk Radio Host / The Blaze, Dana Loesch explains the events in her life that triggered her from being a progressive liberal to switching over to Conservative values.

Well done Dana, well done.

We Want School Choice. And We Want It Now!

February 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I’m a little late out of the gate with this, but better late than never.

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National School Choice Week – Jan. 26-Feb 1
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School Choice Week roundup:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Rally for School Choice –Reason

Beating the odds: 100 percent of Delta charter school class accepted to college –YouTube

Choice Monday: Parents Camp Out for Educational Options — Heritage

Morning Bell: [What you need to know about] School Choice Week – Heritage

School Choice Week is almost over — now what? — Red Alert Politics

Father Upset Over Sex Ed Poster Listing Explicit Sex Acts At Daughters Middle School

January 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm
middle school health and science materials sex acts poster

“district approved curriculum”

The option of opting out falls by the wayside when the questionable content is in plain sight.

Fox4kc:

…Mark Ellis says his daughter goes to Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District. She was so shocked by what she recently saw on a poster at school, that she took a picture of it home and showed her parents.

Her dad initially assumed it was a student prank, until he called the school and found  it was part of the curriculum.

“Why would you put it in front of 13-year-old students?” he asked.

He thought the poster, which lists things like “oral sex” and “grinding,” might’ve been a prank until he contacted the school principal. He was told it was a teaching material. But Ellis is now concerned that what’s on this poster is being taught to his daughter in school

“It upsets me. And again, it goes back to who approved this? You know this had to pass through enough hands that someone should have said, ‘Wait a minute, these are 13-year-old kids, we do not need to be this in-depth with this sexual education type of program,’” he said.
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“This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction, actually, a lot of these things,” he said. “I would like to see that this particular portion of the curriculum is removed from the school.”

And if the curriculum doesn’t change, Ellis plans to remove his daughter from the sexual education classes.

Illinois: 4th Grade #CommonCore Obama Bio: Racist White Voters “Would Never Vote For Black” Obama

November 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president”
Last I looked the Obominable One was elected not once but twice. White racism did not stop him, but white guilt put him over the edge.

Illinois Review reports.

DUPO, IL – Fourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that’s raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school’s Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen:

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The book – brought to the attention this week of those on the “Moms Against Duncan – MAD” Facebook page, goes on to say white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together.

racist barack obama common core book

“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that [note how 'that' is italicized for emphasis in original text --VH] much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president. Other angry voices were raised. Barack’s former pastor called the country a failure. God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens, he said.”

The Bluffview Elementary students were told the book’s content would be tested for grades. That brought outrage among parents just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, one of the “MAD” moms reported.

This biography of America’s 44th president, entitled “Barack Obama,” is written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner. The book is part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program acceptable to the controversial Common Core curriculum standards.

An online sampling to “Barack Obama” is available HERE.

Read it all >>>

Review at Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-History-Maker-Lerner/dp/0761352058

Bluffview Elementary School
905 Bluffview Elementary Lane
Dupo, Illinois 62239
Phone: 618-286-3311 (Dial 5 at the Prompt)
Fax: 618-286-4092
Principle: John Bione
Email: jbione@dupo.stclair.k12.il.us

Dupo Community Community Unity School District 196
618-286-3812
600 Louisa Avenue Dupo, Il 62239

http://www.dupo196.org/bluffview

District Administration
Superintendent: Dr. Stephen Smith
Email: ssmith@dupo.stclair.k12.il.us

http://www.dupo196.org/administration

Dupo CUSD 196 School Board
President: Mark Nadler
Phone: 618-719-1843
Email: nadlerma@gmail.com

http://www.dupo196.org/school-board-information

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David Axelrod: “Common Core Standards” An “Obama Admin. Initiative” Common Core Architect: Obama Camp Comrades In Push [Videos]

November 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

But, but, but I thought Common Core is a state led effort. In fact the Common Core website (corestandards.org) makes the claim official:

common core state led lie

David Axelrod (Obama 2008 campaign advisor and former Obama Senior Advisor) speaking at UIC Common Core debate debunks the false narrative in a single sentence:

Today we’re having a discussion as you know about the Common Core Standards which was an initiative of the Obama Administration.

Watch:

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In this next video clip Common Core architect David Coleman reveals that Obama campaign arms (data and field mobilization) were a major driving force behind Common Core. Though when it came to pitching ‘Common Core’ to governors Coleman made a conscious decision to leave Obama’s name out of it; “It wouldn’t go over well”.

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 (Potter Williams) –David Coleman, president of the ‘College Board’ and creator of the Common Core State Standards, talks to data analysts in a conference in Boston on May 31, 2013.

H/T A B Graves at Watchdog Wire

Let’s learn more:

Debunking the Myth that Common Core is State Led
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(The New American Video)–In this short video produced by The New American, veteran educator Mary Black addresses the commonly held myth that the Obama administration-pushed plot to nationalize education through Common Core is somehow a “state-led” effort, rather than a scheme concocted by Big Government, Big Business, and billionaires like Bill Gates.

To read an in-depth analysis of this video and the broader subject, click the link below:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/16882-debunking-myth-of-common-core-education-as-state-led-video

Attention, parents: Common Core opt-out form now available — Michelle Malkin

Browse Michelle’s archived Common Core articles here.

Court Considers “Mexican Heritage Day” US Flag Ban, School Fears Offended Hispanic Punks Violent Reactions

October 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

04-30-2006
Mexifornia; where celebrating Mexican heritage supersedes American heritage.
Where waving Mexican flags on American soil is tolerated, while US flag shirts are not.

Dozens of students walked out of Live Oak High School carrying Mexican flags in response to a small group of students who wore American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo while other students were celebrating their Mexican heritage.

That is the outcome of laying out the red carpet for an entire group of ungrateful, self-entitled punks.

So now it has come to this.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday wrestled with the novel question of whether it was offensive for Northern California high school students to display the American flag during a school day dedicated to celebrating Mexican heritage.
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So the question before the court Thursday was whether public school administrators can ban patriotic displays of the American flag on shirts on “Mexican Heritage Day” at a campus plagued by violence and racial strife. The administrators at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, about 20 miles south of San Jose, said they were concerned that the shirts would lead to violence and verbal altercations.

They told the students to turn the shirts inside out or go home. The students went home, and a month later, their parents filed a lawsuit, alleging the school and its administrators violated their children’s free speech rights.
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“It’s all about not being ashamed to wear the American flag,” Kendall Jones, a parent of one of the students, said to reporters outside the hearing Thursday. “What’s wrong with that?”
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“Do you have to wait until they duke out in the courtyard,” before administrators can step in and ban the shirts, Judge Virginia Kendall asked.

The students’ attorney Robert Muise argued that the “potential” the shirts would cause disruptions on campus was a “risk” the school had to take in deference to the students’ free speech rights to wear the American flag T-shirts.
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Judge Sidney Thomas suggested the case may need to be returned to a lower court and sent to a jury to determine whether the shirts posed an actual threat that day.

The shirts posed no threat, they are inanimate objects. Radical, aggressive anti-American ‘dreamers’ are [the] threat. They should be kissing the ground they walk on not defecating on it. If the sight of the US Flag is so damn offensive to them, I suggest they celebrate their Mexican heritage in a Mexican hell hole of their choice.

Toon H/T mrz80

School Comes To Their Senses Apologizes After Demanding Student Remove NRA T-Shirt

October 4, 2013 at 7:33 am

Followup to: Student Ordered To Take Off Gun Violence Promoting” @NRA *HUNTING* T-Shirt

VICTORY! Constitutional patriots rejoice.

Haley Bullwinkle nra t shirt controversary Canyon High School cali

God Bless America

(LA Times) –
In asking the student to remove the shirt, school officials said the depiction of the rifle was a violation of the school’s dress code. When the student’s parents wrote to the school’s principal, suggesting that administrators had infringed on their daughter’s constitutional rights, Principal Kimberly Fricker responded by sending the parents the school’s policy on clothing that depicts violence.
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“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member,” the policy said. “The administration reserves the right to restrict any clothing or accessories that in our judgment detracts from the educational environment of Canyon High School.”

However, after reviewing the pictures on the shirt, Fricker later concluded that the shirt didn’t promote violence, the Orange Unified School District said in a statement.
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“The student will be permitted to wear the shirt,” said Supt. Michael Christensen in a statement.

“If they’re going to try to characterize this shirt as depicting violence, then this policy is overboard,” said Chuck Michel, an attorney who has represented the NRA and was working with the Bullwinkle family at the organization’s request.

“School officials can’t write themselves a policy that gives them unfettered discretion.”

This wasn’t the first time Bullwinkle wore the shirt, Michel said, he’s not sure why it caught the school’s attention this time, but believes it may be connected to the national debate on gun rights.

Oh, I am sure that was at the core.

Full text of the memo as sent to the NRA from Michael L. Christensen (Orange Unified School District Superintendent)

Sent on behalf of Michael L. Christensen, Superintendent of Schools, Orange Unified School District:

Response to Canyon High School NRA Shirt Incident

Canyon High School has a policy prohibiting clothing depicting or promoting violence.  In this incident, a student was referred to the counseling office by a security officer because she was wearing a shirt with a logo that included a rifle.  The student was instructed by a staff member to change her shirt and was provided another shirt to wear.

The parents contacted the principal a week after the incident to express concern.  At that time, the principal was unaware of the incident and provided an initial response regarding the school policy on clothing that depicts violence.  After reviewing pictures of the shirt, the principal determined that the shirt logo does not promote violence.

The family was contacted and advised that wearing the shirt was not contrary to the school dress code policy and the student will be permitted to wear the shirt.  The student and family received an apology and assurance that training will be provided to staff so an incident like this does not occur again.

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October 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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“National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871″

An NRA hunting t-shirt promotes gun violence? Sure against a hunters prey; woodland animals. Which is LEGAL. Or maybe it was the NRA and “protecting America’s traditions” wording that sent the school into a mouth foaming tizzy.

Or was it all of the above?

ANAHEIM HILLS (CBSLA.com)  — A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.

Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.

“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”

The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunter’s silhouette. It also has the words “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871” written in the center.

Bullwinkle’s father said he emailed the school’s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.

Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, “The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code.”

The girl’s father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.

“I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive,” he said.

CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.

Video report at link. In which CBS2 reports Haley has worn the t-shirt several times in the past without intervention from the school’s shock troops.

Canyon High School dress code policy:

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Did you catch this? This disclaimer is so broad you could drive an 18 wheeler through it.

“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member”

So students are held hostage at the tyrannical whims of petty gun grabbing fascist staff members.

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Canyon High School contact info:

Address: Canyon High School 220 S. Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Phone: 714-532-8000 Fax: 714-628-0381

Principal:

Email: Kimberly Fricker

Assistant Principals:

Email: Brenna Godsey
Email: Joe Erven
Email: Kenneth Lopour
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/staff_admin.html

The Orange Unified School District Board of Education contact info:

Superintendent of Schools: Michael L. Christensen
Email: superintendent@orangeusd.org
Phone: (714) 628-4487
Fax: 714-628-4041

Board Vice President: Alexia L. Deligianni
Email: adeligianni@orangeusd.org

Email school board: board@orangeusd.org or boardofeducation@orangeusd.org.
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/board/BoardMembers.asp

Dress code source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/open_enrollment/counseling_2013.pdf

Dear Haley you could get a few tips from your predecessor Jared Marcum and his army of patriotic supporters. ;)

8 Yr Old Suspended For Thought Crime Of Imaginary “Look-Alike Weapon” Finger Gun

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

(Click Orlando) HARMONY, Fla. -The mother of an 8-year-old Central Florida boy is fighting back after her son was suspended from school for using his finger as a play gun.

Bonnie Bennett said her son, Jordan, was suspended Friday at Harmony Community School in Osceola County after playing cops and robbers with another student.

“There was nothing in his hand.  He used his thumb and index finger,” said Bennett. “It was a game.  He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”

Bennett said she would have been satisfied with some form of punishment but is worried now that since he’s been suspended, her son will be seen as a violent child.

“They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme,” said Bennett. “A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender.”

But the Osceola County School District said it wasn’t just a simple game.

A school representative said the district can’t comment on the specifics of what happened because of confidentiality, but after reviewing the entire incident, Jordan’s actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct.

Bennett said she’ll continue to fight, hoping the principal will remove the suspension from her son’s school record.

“I’m prepared to go to court if I have to because this is wrong. It’s wrong for my son and any other child if they’re faced with the same thing because of a game,” Bennett said.

According to Bennett’s son, the other boy involved was also sent home because of the incident. [...]

More on the claimed violation of code of student conduct:

(WFTV) –The school district told Channel 9 due to student confidentiality, they cannot comment on individual cases. They did say their code of conduct prohibits students from playing with invisible guns.

“Invisible guns” = “Look-alike weapons”. And in 8 year old Jordan’s case, his finger gun is a “look alike weapon”.
Page 25: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Weapons WPL
- The act of possessing, storing, distributing, selling, or purchasing any instrument or object that can inflict serious harm on another person, or that can place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of serious harm or be used to intimidate another person including,but not limited to fixed blade knives (household),folding knives, switch blade knives, common pocket knives, razor blades, box cutters, sharp cut ting instruments, ice picks, chains, pipes,nunchakus [sic], brass knuckles, Chinese stars, cap guns,“look-alike” weapons, or any object or substance directly represented to be or falsely represented to be a weapon of mass destruction (i.e. an anthrax hoax).L2

Page 25: http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/School_Board_Rules/documents/CodeofStudentConduct2013-2014.pdf

Harmony Community School contact info:
Location: 3365 Schoolhouse Rd, Harmony, FL 34773
Phone: 407 892-1655
Fax Main: 407 343-8745
Fax Admin: 407 343-8746
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Principal Jonathon Davis davisj@osceola.k12.fl.us
Assistant Principle Diane Rivers: riversd@osceola.k12.fl.us

http://hrcs.osceola.k12.fl.us/Contacts.html

The School District of Osceola County, Florida contact info:
Location: 817 Bill Beck Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-870-4600
Superintendent Melba Luciano: lucianom@osceola.k12.fl.us
Deputy Superintendent: Tom Phelps:phelpst@osceola.k12.fl.us
Phone: 407-518-2901 / Fax: 407-870-4010
Disclaimer: (Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.)

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/Superintendent/Superintendent.asp

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/SchList/Dept_Listing.asp

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