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Great news: Indiana Supreme Court upholds school voucher system

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm » 4 Comments

While most Americans are transfixed by the gay marriage arguments being made before the SCOTUS this week, other issues of national importance involving courts (lower, in this case) are taking place: INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the nation’s broadest school voucher program in a ruling supporters say could set a national […]

 

QOTD: Tennessee state senator on University of TN’s “Sex Week”

Posted by: ST on March 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm » 5 Comments

Heh: “They say it’s all about diversity,” he told Fox News. “Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.” That’s Tennessee state senator state senator Stacey Campfield (R), discussing the University’s upcoming “Sex Week” in light of university officials pulling taxpayer funding for it after TN politicos got wind of what […]

 

Genius: Maryland legislator proposes “Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act”

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Proof once again that mockery is a wonderful weapon. In the wake of little Josh Welch getting in trouble with school officials for the horrible crime of biting his Pop-tart into the shape of a gun and playing with it, a Maryland lawmaker has introduced a bill to… Well, to tell school officials to stop being a […]

 

Forget cupcakes. Don’t you even *mention* guns in school, young man!

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The headline says it all: Pasco School District overturns 6-year-old’s suspension for discussing toy gun The Pasco School District has overturned the suspension of a 6-year-old boy who talked about his toy guns at school. Mike Aguirre’s son Noah, a first-grader at James McGee Elementary School, was sent home Feb. 28 after […]

 

School confiscates cupcakes decorated with plastic “Army men”

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, you know, someone might be scarred for life at the sight of a tiny plastic rifle. Or, even worse, they might want to –*gulp!*– “play Army.” Thank God our courageous educators were there to prevent a crisis: A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of […]

 

Anti-gun hysteria: from the ridiculous to… Maryland

Posted by: Phineas on March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And here I thought my beloved California was insane. Well, it looks like Maryland is trying to give us a run for the title. You may have heard about 7-year old Josh Welch, a potentially dangerous proto-terrorist who was suspended from school in Anne Arundel County for the shocking crime of… breaking […]

 

FL college recommends termination of professor in Obama vote pledge scandal

Posted by: ST on February 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm » 10 Comments

Florida Today reports on a college’s recommendation to terminate an algebra professor who forced students to sign pledges to vote for President Obama last year (hat tip: Daily Caller by way of Memeorandum): An algebra instructor at Brevard Community College faces termination after an investigation by college officials found that she urged — and forced […]

 

Michigan Teachers Union to members: “Pay up or we’ll sue!”

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And if they don’t, is the next step leg-breaking? Faced with members oddly deciding to keep their money after Michigan passed a right-to-work law, the leadership of the Michigan Education Association sent a memo to locals telling them to monitor incoming dues and, if it declines, be prepared to take their own […]

 

Where was the liberal “outrage” over Clinton’s “COPS in School” federal grant program?

Posted by: ST on December 22, 2012 at 11:57 am » 20 Comments

Another day, another sad yet infuriating adventure into “that was then, this is now” Democrat hypocrisy – via Bryan Preston: The NRA came out with a proposal to post armed police officers at schools to prevent or at least minimize the next school shooting. The left promptly called the idea nuts. Turns out, it wasn’t […]

 

South Carolina legislator moves to have public school employees armed

Posted by: ST on December 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm » 5 Comments

An idea other states should consider. Via WCNC: COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new bill introduced Tuesday in the South Carolina House of Representatives aims to arm public school employees on campuses throughout the state. Republican Rep. Phillip D. Lowe (District 60) wants to amend the code by adding a section “to provide a public school […]