2020 Aug 4, 10:47am
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Cut the teachers some slack. First, most of them don't want to teach this "woke" shit that they are being forced to teach. They don't want to do actual work (yes, standing up in front of students and getting them to learn while babysitting a huge number of them is work), while the administrators play around with moving paper around especially when tons of the parents ain't working.
There is simply no upward mobility available for the vast majority of their students and that's for the ones that can speak English. Added to that 20% of the school's budget is spent on kids with disabilities (don't get me wrong the kids are nice kids but a huge waste of resources).
San Jose, a city of over one million (probably more if you include the undocumented)
B.A.C.A.H. saysSan Jose, a city of over one million (probably more if you include the undocumented)Please, let's use the formally correct term "illegal aliens".When we let them change our words, we also let them change our thoughts.So it's Wuhan Virus as well, as it was in the beginning.
Please, let's use the formally correct term "illegal aliens".
Hate to tell you this, but "illegal aliens" is a political correct term for them. Now New York fines people $10k for saying it.
Misc saysHate to tell you this, but "illegal aliens" is a political correct term for them. Now New York fines people $10k for saying it.NY can't fine you for speaking, the moment they fine you it'll be court ruled unconstitutional as there is a ton of precedent.
Why? Because they didn’t want to go to work. That’s literally it. They disenfranchised millions of poor at-risk minority kids who are now mostly gang members, just to make sure they could “work from home.”
I usually keep a local affiliate from Chicago on in the background for news
But not for California, and not for the SF Bay Area.
Unions are bad for the good teachers and amazing for awful teachers. It's an extremely flawed system where ultimately taxpayers have to vote against their best interest just to get their kids to school. It shouldn't be that way.
Here’s a line in the sand I’m ready to draw. I’ll never support any candidate for any office who propagated the Big Lie that opening schools was unsafe.It’s been propagated in California like nowhere else. Biden’s Education Department just reported we have the fewest fourth graders in school full-time: 5 percent. Across all grades, we’ve lagged behind every state throughout the last year: 50th out of 50.Who, specifically, is accountable for the Big Lie? Here’s who to start with:Gavin Newsom. There may not be a person in the United States more culpable than Newsom, whose biggest campaign donor is teachers’ unions. Last Fall, he was one of only five governors to force schools to close; this Spring, he was the only West Coast governor not to make them open. All the while, Newsom had no problem “endangering” his own kids at a private school. He then added another lie, claiming they were in “Zoom school.”Tony Thurmond. The State Superintendent, whom teachers’ unions spent $13 million installing, has peddled the Big Lie at every turn. When I cross-examined him last October, he tipped his hand that the plan was to keep schools closed the entire year or longer, breathlessly citing “new data” that “COVID could be with us well beyond 2021.”The Legislature. It’s never questioned the Big Lie. After my “Killing our Kids for Nothing” speech in March, it rejected my Amendment to open schools immediately.Education Committee Chairs. The Assembly Chair has refused to allow even a vote on my bills to reopen schools and fund students directly, has tried to mute my microphone, and has denied public comment. The Senate Education Chair just insanely proposed that distance learning continue “into the fall and possibly further.”School Boards. After keeping schools closed this whole year, LA and SF Unified are now scamming the state for millions in extra funding with fake re-openings. SF will let two high schools offer in-person “supervision” once a week; LA has set up a Kafkaesque “Zoom in a Room” for 7 percent of students. It’s time to consider disbanding these farcically corrupt districts.It’s also, of course, time to oust this historically corrupt Governor. Newsom recently tried to minimize the tragedy of learning loss by calling it “unfinished learning.” Perhaps he’s hoping we’ll refer to his Recall loss as an unfinished term.
In a series of videos posted by Ian Prior on Twitter, parents read passages from books, including “Monday’s Not Coming” by Tiffany Jackson, which were apparently assigned to 9th grade students in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). This is the same school board meeting where a mother blasted the school system’s use of critical race theory.“She sucked my d*ck,” a parent read from a text.Passages from Jackson’s book read by the furious parents included characters discussing oral sex, a female character being beaten and thrown into a closet and a sexual encounter in a classroom. The book “#MurderTrending” by Gretchen McNeil, was also quoted, where a female character discussed the size of a male friend’s genitalia.“He had a big d*ck,” a parent read in the meeting.“This is the definition of a hostile work environment,” one parent, holding up a poster featuring a list of LCPS policy violations, told the school board.
Morbidly Obese Teacher Yells At A Skinny Vaccinated Student For Not Wearing A Mask And Calls Him A Jerk – Receive Instant JusticeA video shared on social media that has been filmed at Poynette High School showed a teacher yelling at a student and saying the teen could still spread COVID-19 even though he was vaccinated. The teacher can be heard calling the student a “dink,” “jerk” and “dummy” throughout the video.“I don’t care if you’re vaccinated, you little dink,” the teacher told the student in the video. “I don’t want to get sick and die. There’s other people you can infect just because you’re vaccinated. You know what? You’re not a special person around here.“You should hear about how everyone talks about you around here. You’re a jerk. You’re a jerk. And you need to have respect for other people in your life. You’re not a big man on campus, quit walking around here like you have a stick up your butt.” ...It seems that the teacher received instant karma, as soon as the video was shared on social media District Administrator Matthew Shappell decided to place her on leave.
District Administrator Matthew Shappell decided to place her on leave.
The teachers union crafted CDC guidelines to keep schools closed longer.
Second Circuit Rules Vermont Can’t Exclude Religious Schools From Tuition ProgramThe U.S Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has ruled that Vermont can’t exclude students attending religious schools from state-sponsored tuition programs, striking down the state’s long-standing prohibition on public funding for those institutions.Vermont’s Town Tuition Program (TTP), one of the oldest of its kind in the United States, provides educational vouchers for students living in towns that don’t have public schools. The program allows a designated “tuition town” to directly pay tuition to the school of student’s choice, which can be public, secular private, or home school in or outside Vermont.The case was brought last September by families who applied to their tuition towns for funding under the TTP, but their requests were denied because the schools they attend are deemed “too religious.” Their complaint alleged that Vermont Agency of Education and had engaged in discrimination by denying religious schools access to TTP funding.“The government is constitutionally required to treat religious people equally,” said Ryan Tucker, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal group representing the plaintiffs in the case. “As the U.S. Supreme Court has held, denying public benefits because of religion violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause because it unconstitutionally forces families to choose between exercising their religion or enjoying a publicly available benefit.”In its opinion released Wednesday, the appeals court sided with the suing students and parents, saying that Vermont’s education officials had maintained their discriminatory policy even after last year’s Supreme Court ruling.“Last June, the Court clarified that this rule does not allow a state to apply a state constitutional prohibition on aid to religion that would bar religious schools from public benefits solely because of the religious character of the schools,” the opinion reads. “The officials who administer Vermont’s Town Tuition Program nevertheless continued to discriminate against religious schools and students in violation of the First Amendment.”“The Supreme Court has made clear that the prevailing practice in Vermont—maintaining a policy of excluding religious schools from the TTP—is unconstitutional,” the judges wrote.In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Montana can create a tax-credit scholarship program for private schools, even if it would mean that most money goes to religious schools.“A State need not subsidize private education,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in the 5-4 decision. “But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.”
Another ADF lawsuit!
The Establishment ClauseThe first clause in the First Amendment—"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"—is generally referred to as the establishment clause. It is the establishment clause that grants "separation of church and state," preventing—for example—a government-funded Church of the United States from coming into being.The Free Exercise ClauseThe second clause in the First Amendment—"or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"—protects freedom of religion. Religious persecution was for all practical purposes universal during the 18th century, and in the already religiously diverse United States there was immense pressure to guarantee that the U.S. government would not require uniformity of belief.
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