School Survival

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Learning cannot be forced

You sit in class, day after day, feeling trapped. The teacher drones on about topics that seem pointless, and all you can think about is how much you hate being there. You're not alone. So many teens feel the same way, suffocated by a system that demands compliance rather than curiosity. The truth is, learning […]

Amanda Householder Explains How She Got Her Parents Arrested For Abusing Teen Girls

How I Got My Own Parents Charged With Abusing Teen Girls Author: Amanda Householder ‘A VERY LONG FIGHT’ Amanda Householder’s allegations led to her parents’ arrest for child abuse and neglect last year. Now she’s filed a lawsuit against the couple, who ran a boarding school. Updated Apr. 18, 2022 2:56AM ET / Published Apr. […]

The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education

Source: The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education Alliance Announced at the AERO Conference Hello Allies! Thank you for your interest in the Alliance for Self-Directed Education and for your efforts spreading self-directed education in the world!  It’s been amazing to see such an enthusiastic response from so many of you after announcing the Alliance at the AERO […]

South African textbook asks pupils how victim's behaviour led to rape

by Rob Davies Thursday 8 September 2016 15.58 BST   Publisher Pearson says it will amend book aimed at children aged 15 to 16 that has been in circulation for five years   Pearson has submitted corrections to the textbook to South Africa’s department of basic education. Photograph: Yonela Palesa Moopelwa/Facebook   The publishing group Pearson […]

Michigan Republicans protect religious bullies - place LGBT kids in danger

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 […]

Zimbabwe: Spanking - How Far Can It Go?

SPARE the rod and spoil the child is a popular saying among Zimbabweans. It has some link to the Biblical Proverbs 13vs24 which reads: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him". (KJV).

The saying has been construed to promote the use of corporal punishment...

Hugs Banned in School. What's All The Hysteria About?

A middle school principal in Connecticut recently outlawed hugs on campus. That’s right. Hugs. High-fives, too. And if students violate the ban they may face expulsion. Heavy duty, huh? The principal instituted this hands-off approach after a violent incident in the school left a student...

Woman puts kids up for sale on eBay

Woman put children on eBay "as a joke"
Several people placed bids on auction
Children both aged under 10 now in care

Police accepted the woman was joking but may still face jail and losing her children permanently. Picture: File

A VICTORIAN woman is being investigated after offering her two...

Okla. City cops catch flak for mistaken teen curfew arrests

Site Name: CBS News
Date: July 21, 2011
Category: Curfews

(CBS/AP) OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are being criticized for arresting about 20 teenagers for curfew violations, and the city's police chief acknowledges...

Student rights group targets Boca High cellphone searches; Demands school halt violations

*Student rights group targets Boca High cellphone searches*
*Demands school halt violations *

By Marc Freeman, Sun Sentinel
8:46 PM EDT, July 25, 2011

A civil-rights group is calling on Boca Raton High School to stop its practice of searching confiscated student cellphones and punishing...

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