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Don’t Call For School Personnel Work To Make Sure People Graduate.

Back in 2019, Paul Wagemann was re-elected to the Clover Park School District School Board in the state of Washington.

During an early December webinar where graduation rates were discussed, Wagemann said the school district and school board needed to “crack the whip” and perform better.

Enter into the fray Taniesha Lyons, who lost to Wagemann in the 2019 election by a margin of 62 to 38 percent.

Lyons is demanding that Wagemann resign as “crack the whip” is racist.
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University Of Florida Racism.

The University of Florida’s Anthropology Department recently held a virtual Town Hall for students.

In what is clearly a case of racism, the Town Hall specifically excluded white students.

The event was organized by two PhD. students, supported by the Department of Anthropology and held on school grounds. An email from the organizers to BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) students reads:

We have some amazing graduate students in Anthropology that are holding a virtual Town Hall tomorrow, Nov 19 4:30 p.m. to discuss future directions and goals for a BIPOC Anthropology Group (open to non-anthro BIPOC majors and minors).
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Virtual Student With BB Gun Still Found Guilty Of Something.

Ka Mauri Harrison (courtesy WWLTV)

You may remember the story of Ka’Mauri Harrison, a 9 year old, 4th grader in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana.

Back in October we posted how Ka’Mauri was initially expelled and then suspended for a BB gun in his room in his home.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

The school suspended Ka’Mauri for violating a federal weapons law.

“I feel like they were picking, and totally just invading privacy. We can’t have no privacy in the house,” Nyron Harrison said.
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Grumpy Farmer Doesn’t Understand First Amendment.

Stop us if you’ve read this before….

David Ferguson is a junior attending the Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon, Mississippi.

The school, like all schools, has a face mask policy for students, faculty and employees.

Ferguson decided to wear a mask supporting President Donald Trump approximately one month before the November 3, 2020 election.

Assistant Principal Lewis Bradford told Ferguson that he could not wear the mask as it contained a “political message.”

There are several problems with that.
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Third Grader Mask Kerfuffle Revisited.

The other day we posted about a third grader in Pinola, Mississippi whose family is suing the school district over the district saying the child cannot wear a mask that says “Jesus Loves Me.”

Noted First Amendment law professor Eugene Volokh over at the Volokh Conspiracy has weighed in on the issue:
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Failing Is Passing. Or Something Like That.

The San Diego School District has adopted an “interesting” new grading system for kids in their secondary schools:

Starting this school year San Diego Unified will eliminate non-academic factors, such as student behavior, from academic grades, following a unanimous vote by the school board Tuesday to overhaul the district’s grading practices.

The changes are partly to address racial and other disparities in current grading practices, officials said.
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Schools Now Believe They Own Your Home.

Once again, the stupidity of school systems is on full display.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

The school suspended Ka Mauri for violating a federal weapons law.

“I feel like they were picking, and totally just invading privacy. We can’t have no privacy in the house,” Nyron Harrison said.

On Sept. 11th, Ka Mauri was taking a test on the computer when his dad says Ka Mauri’s brother walked into the room and tripped over Ka Mauri’s BB gun.

“Ka Mauri picked it up and moved it out of the way, out of the walking path. When he moved it, he picked it up briefly and set it on the other side of him,” Harrison said.

According to the paperwork from his expulsion hearing, the teacher’s account of what happened matches Ka Mauri’s.

She stated, ‘He placed it on the side of his chair so that we could only see the barrel.’

We aren’t sure how a BB gun violates Federal Law when applied to a 9 year old in his home.

According to Find Law, the Brady Act bars BB gun ownership in the following situations:

1. Were convicted of a crime punishable by being in prison for more than one year;
2. Are a fugitive from justice;
3. Are addicted to, or illegally use, any controlled substance;
4. Have been ruled mental defective by a court, or are committed to a mental institution;
5. Are an illegal alien living in the United States unlawfully;
6. Received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces;
7. Renounced your U.S. citizenship, if you are a U.S. citizen;
8. Are subject to a court restraining order that involves your “intimate partner”, your partner’s child, or children; or
9. Were convicted of domestic violence in any court of a misdemeanor.

Clearly none of those conditions apply to a 9 year old in his bedroom in his home, so what was the Federal Law that was violated?
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Throw Kids In Jail To “Encourage” Them To “Learn.”

Mark Mastrov’s 12 year old son is being threatened with going to jail.

The son is the fourth of four children and a straight A student.

So what could make this kid go awry? What heinous crime could end this kid in jail?
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