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September 15, 2010:

Boy, 5, wanders into wrong class, prompts lockdown (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 8:39 PM

A 5-year-old Vancouver, Wash., kindergarten student who wandered into the wrong classroom set off a school lockdown before he was located Monday. Vancouver police said Braiden Gonzalez arrived at Walnut Grove Elementary on the school bus as usual. The problem started when he played outside with some first-graders and then followed them into their classroom. […]

May 2, 2010:

Teacher with rabbit phobia to sue 14-year-old for drawing bunny (5 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:05 PM

A teacher with a phobia over rabbits is suing a 14-year-old pupil for compensation after she drew a bunny on the blackboard. The teacher, from Vechta, Germany, says she was traumatised by the drawing, and claims the girl knew it would terrify her. She had transferred to the school where a pupil from her former […]

January 27, 2010:

California School District Bans Dictionary Over Phrase "Oral Sex" (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 6:59 PM

A Menifee, California, school district has banned the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Because the book contains the words "oral sex." The school district is now "forming a committee to review whether dictionaries containing the definitions for sexual terms should be permanently banned." Of course they are. The district will no doubt consider more age-appropriate dictionaries as replacements. […]

November 27, 2009:

Reasons in favour of public schooling (6 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 7:50 PM

The following has been submitted by Abrar al Haq, a young Bradfordian. It is the first in a series of posts that will focus on educational standards in Bradford. Reasons in favour of public schooling 1. Children who receive a one-on-one home education will learn more than others, giving them an unfair advantage in the […]

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