Public school recruits students to work for Hillary Clinton campaign | Fox News


Have they no shame?

A public high school in Maine was caught red-handed trying to recruit students to work on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as a “community service opportunity” – without the knowledge or consent of parents.

Could you imagine the national media firestorm had the school been recruiting for Donald Trump’s campaign?

Students at Marshwood High School in South Berwick received an email from the Clinton campaign – urging them to sign up for positions as unpaid “fellows”.

via Public school recruits students to work for Hillary Clinton campaign | Fox News.

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland


The American education system is broken, for many reasons, but one main reason, as I see it, we are trying to hard…. Five year olds should not be doing math, they should be playing… Discovering life and friendship and sharing, or not sharing, sometimes life is not fair, that too is a good lesson to learn when your just 5 years old.

kindergarten-421623_1280-742x557“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to do.”

The difference between first grade and kindergarten may not seem like much, but what I remember about my first-grade experience in the mid-90s doesn’t match the kindergarten she described in her email: three and a half hours of daily literacy instruction, an hour and a half of daily math instruction, 20 minutes of daily “physical activity time” (officially banned from being called “recess”) and two 56-question standardized tests in literacy and math—on the fourth week of school.

That American friend—who teaches 20 students without an aide—has fought to integrate 30 minutes of “station time” into the literacy block, which includes  “blocks, science, magnetic letters, play dough with letter stamps to practice words, books, and storytelling.” But the most controversial area of her classroom isn’t the blocks nor the stamps: Rather, it’s the “house station with dolls and toy food”—items her district tried to remove last year. The implication was clear: There’s no time for play in kindergarten anymore.

via The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland.

NFL Star Takes Away Sons’ ‘Participation’ Awards: ‘EARN a Real Trophy’ | MRCTV


Good for him! I agree, just because you join a team does not mean you earn a trophy. We need to stop teaching kids they “deserve” or are “entitled” to anything. Life is not going to hand you anything, we must earn what we get. Be it a trophy or a job, we must teach our kids to work hard for what they want…


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“While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy.”

via NFL Star Takes Away Sons’ ‘Participation’ Awards: ‘EARN a Real Trophy’ | MRCTV.

Judge orders kids held in juvenile center after refusing to see father- Fox 2 News Headlines


WOW… The poor kids…


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 A judge ordered three Bloomfield Hills kids to go to lunch with their father and ended up in a juvenile detention facility.

After refusing, the judge ordered the children have spent the last two weeks locked up at Children’s Village because they chose not to spend time with their father.

“I felt like I was watching them be executed,” said Maya Tsimhoni.

The Tsimhoni family was in Oakland County’s family court for a hearing on supervised parenting time when Judge Lisa Gorcyca took matters into her own hands.

June 24 court transcripts showed how upset the judge was. She ordered the Tsimhoni kids ages 14,10 and 9 to have a “healthy relationship” with their father.

She criticized them for avoiding him and even compared them to Charles Manson and his cult. Gorcyca then ordered the children to apologize and have a nice lunch with their dad.

When they refused, Gorcyca held them in contempt and had each child hauled off to Children’s Village’s juvenile hall, until they are 18 years old.

“No matter how bad the divorce gets, I think the court should not punish the kids for that,” Tsimhoni said.

Tsimhoni admits the last five years have not been easy in and out of court, a messy divorce, allegations of parental kidnapping and alienation.

Her son at one point even tried to explain to the judge why he didn’t want to spend time with his dad.

via Judge orders kids held in juvenile center after refusing to see – Fox 2 News Headlines.

Mom accused in kids deaths: I’m already saying I did it


WOW…. Never hear of that happening before…


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Blair attended a competency hearing and preliminary examination Friday in the case. She was found competent to stand trial and waived her preliminary examination. Her next court date is June 26.

Blair also has a custody case brought against her by the state of Michigan regarding possible termination of her parental rights. She and fathers Alexander Dorsey and Steven Berry of her other children will find out June 30 from Wayne County Judge Edward Joseph if they have lost the rights over an 8-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. The three have attended several days of hearings at the Wayne County juvenile court in the matter of the surviving children.

via Mom accused in kids deaths: I’m already saying I did it.

School Won’t Let 4.3 GPA Student Give Valedictorian Speech, Made Him Take Psych Eval Instead – Hit & Run : Reason.com


This seems wrong to me… The kid earned it… Seems like the teachers are being jerks…


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Lodi High School Senior Devan Solanki is headed to Harvard University next fall. He has a 4.3 GPA. He is the class valedictorian. But administrators at his Bergen County, New Jersey, school won’t let him give the commencement speech at his June 23 graduation—allegedly because he has a history of disciplinary issues. Those issues don’t seem very serious, however, and certainly don’t justify the psychiatric evaluation he was forced to take after tersely asking a counselor for help resolving the dispute over his speech.

Solanki was recently informed that the task of giving the commencement address would no longer default to the class valedictorian. Instead, administrators would choose the speaker. Solanki wasn’t in the running, according to Principal Frank D’Amico, because of past disciplinary issues. They don’t seem like the kinds of issues that should disqualify him from speaking, however, according to nj.com:

via School Won’t Let 4.3 GPA Student Give Valedictorian Speech, Made Him Take Psych Eval Instead – Hit & Run : Reason.com.