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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?

Intolerance Of Free Speech Raises It’s Ugly Head. Again.

Western Illinois University is a public university in Macomb, Illinois. Founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School, as the normal school grew, it became Western Illinois State Teachers College and eventually Western Illinois University.

Recently, some students decided to have a voter registration drive.

Sounds good to us. The more people that vote, the better.

However, other students, faculty and employees of the the university decided that the drive would not be allowed and blocked access to the event.

The reason?

The registration drive was put on by Students for Trump.

According to the College Fix:

Take Off The Mask, Kid.

A fifth grader in an Orange County school has been told he cannot wear a mask from one of his families favorite restaurants, which happens to be Hooters.

Windermere, Fla. — Greg Golba and his son, Ian, don’t understand why the 11-year-old had to remove his Hooters mask at school on Tuesday.

“I don’t think it’s offensive at all, it’s just a restaurant,” said Ian, whose teacher at Sunset Park Elementary School in Windermere said something about it.

“I wore it and she said it was not appropriate for school,” Ian said. “I asked her why, and she said if you really want to know why go ask the principal.”

When Ian went to the principal’s office, he was asked to remove the mask again.

“He told me to take it off three times and I asked him why, and he said just take it off,” Ian said.

When the father called the school, he was told:

Kid With Toy Gun Suspended While Virtual Schooling At Home.

Isaiah Elliott is a 12 year old who attends Grand Mountain School (K-8) in Colorado.

Isaiah has been diagnosed with ADHD and other learning disabilities.

While attending a virtual art class, young Isaih picked up a toy gun and moved it from one side of the screen to the other.

Out of the blue, the Elliots were dealing with the police at their door.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the seventh grader was attending on online art class when a teacher saw Isaiah flash a toy gun across his computer screen. The toy in question is a neon green and black handgun with an orange tip with the words “Zombie Hunter” printed on the side.

USC Suspends Professor For Using Chinese Word That Sounds Like A Racial Slur.

Professor Greg Patton is a communications professor at the University of California’s Marshall School of Business.

Greg Patton
PhD, University of Southern California

Greg Patton is an expert in communication, interpersonal and leadership effectiveness. He has received numerous teaching awards, been ranked as one of the top teaching faculty at USC and helped USC Marshall achieve numerous #1 worldwide rankings for Communication and Leadership skill development. Professor Patton has extensive international experience, has trained, coached and mentored thousands of leaders worldwide, and created scores of successful leadership programs. He has advised on several hundred consulting engagements throughout the Pacific Rim, serves as a keynote speaker and has held more than twenty leadership positions in national and international organizations.

As of right now, he is also suspended by the school.

Patton’s crime?

Palm Bay: Kenny Johnson Back In The News. Sort of.

Palm Bay Deputy City Mayor Kenny Johnson is back in the news for the wrong reason.

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran in a sternly-worded letter chastised the Brevard County School District for failing to report since-expunged allegations against Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenneth “Kenny” Johnson Jr. dating from 2015.

On April 24, 2015, Johnson, then an assistant football coach at Bayside High School, was removed from his position for having allegedly “sent a text message to a minor student that contained a grossly inappropriate picture,” Corcoran wrote in the Aug. 20 letter to Superintendent Mark Mullins, obtained Friday by FLORIDA TODAY.

“At that time, Brevard County Schools failed to report allegations of an educator’s predatory behavior to the Department of Education’s Office of Professional Practices Services as required by law,” the letter said.

While the police later cleared that case after the “victim” decided to not press charges, the fact of the matter is that failing to report the incident to the State as required leads to two interesting questions:

Alternative Math.

Since school is starting, we’d thought this would be a good, funny film to post.

The best satire is rooted in truth, and we can see this happening these days.


When Virtual Schooling Turns Into Child Neglect.

The Boston Globe has an article concerning the troubling trend of working parents being reported to the state by teachers and education officials for “child neglect” if there are problems with so called “virtual schooling” at home.

Massachusetts school officials have reported dozens of families to state social workers for possible neglect charges because of issues related to their children’s participation in remote learning classes during the pandemic shutdown in the spring, according to interviews with parents, advocates, and reviews of documents.

In most cases, lawyers and family advocates said, the referrals were made solely because students failed to log into class repeatedly. Most of the parents reported were mothers, and several did not have any previous involvement with social services.

Can the parents report teachers and school officials for child neglect and abuse if the child is not learning or in a failing school? After all, turn about is fair play, right?

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