J wrote: Listen. I'm not going to say my name. Call me J. Point is, school is the bane of my existence. Something you've heard before, I'm sure. High school is hell. I feel my life value is determined by a letter and a number. My parents are literally screaming at me to get my […]
August 31, 2016:
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 1:51 PM
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today. In my last post I took a step that, I must admit, made me feel uncomfortable. I said, several times: "School is prison." I felt uncomfortable saying that because school is so much a part of my life and the lives of almost everyone […]
November 11, 2011:
Michigan Republicans protect religious bullies - place LGBT kids in danger (6 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 12:20 AM
There is growing outrage and disgust aimed at a recently passed bill in the Michigan Senate that would allow teachers and students to harass and bully others as long as they can claim their actions are rooted in a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate in Michigan passed an […]
September 9, 2011:
How "Low Self Esteem" Labeling Hurt One Student's Confidence (6 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 11:58 AM
by The Beta Female For most of my life, I have been accused having low self esteem. Throughout childhood and adolescence, friends frequently implored, "Geez, why do you cut yourself down so much?" I believed them, and worked tirelessly to improve my self esteem to seemingly no end. Only recently did I decide that I […]
June 26, 2011:
High School Student Facing 8 Years in Prison for Prank (3 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:55 AM
WGRZ.com is reporting that a prank has gone horribly wrong for 18-year-old Tyell Morton. The high school senior, who reportedly has never been in trouble before, was arrested last week after school surveillance cameras captured a picture of a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and wearing latex gloves, concealing a package and leaving without […]
May 24, 2011:
Control Freak Society: Government Monitors School Lunches With Cameras (4 Comments)Posted in: News by Mcalle @ 2:07 AM
Billed as part of an effort to reduce obesity and improve eating habits, small cameras are programmed to take snapshots of lunch trays before and after each student eats. Each child is uniquely identifiable via a barcode attached to the tray. The amount of calories and nutrients that each child has consumed is then calculated […]
May 21, 2011:
8th-Grader Punished After Reporting Students Had Sex On Bus (5 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 8:07 PM
DAYTON, Ohio -- An eighth-grade charter school student who said she saw two classmates having sex on a bus during a group spring break trip is being punished for reporting the incident, her mother said.
The girl, who goes to Dayton View Academy, waited until she got home to tell her mom what she...
May 16, 2011:
New Marlborough, Mass.
IN a speech last week, President Obama said it was unacceptable that “as many as a quarter of American students are not finishing high school.” But our current educational...
May 15, 2011:
School safety drill sparks controversy in Orangeville (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 11:54 PM
Orangeville, Ill. —
Orangeville School District 203 administration and Stephenson County sheriff’s officials will address a controversial school safety drill at a school board meeting set for 7 p.m. tonight at the elementary school.
The drill occurred Friday at around 10...
May 14, 2011:
Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation's childhood obesity epidemic has a growing number of people wondering whether that's wise.
With schools under increasing pressure to offer healthier food, the staple on children's...
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