Leftist Salon Writer Advises Bill Gates to Drop His Common Core ‘Obsession’ and ‘Move On’

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If Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates thought he would become the savior of public education by bankrolling Common Core, he is probably not too happy that many are viewing him as just the opposite.

EAGnews.org reports:

The newest voice in the chorus of critics is Michael Mazenko, a writer for the left-wing news site Salon.com.

In a new column, Mazenko chronicles how Gates “became the sugar daddy and primary backer of the Common Core State Standards,” a set of nationalized learning objectives designed to synchronize teaching and learning throughout U.S. classrooms.

Mazenko summarizes the Washington Post’s recent exposé of Gates’ involvement in foisting the Common Core experiment onto schools in more than 40 states, and offers this stinging indictment: “He is … a billionaire who believes his wealth and business success qualify him to set education policy.”

The writer even discusses Gates’ financial motivation for imposing uniformity onto public education:

“The underreported story about Common Core is the millions of dollars to be made in developing and selling educational materials and assessments linked to the new standards. Despite claims by Common Core advocates that standards are not curriculum, school districts are realizing they need to spend money on new materials and training to meet the new expectations of the standards, especially if schools are required to use standardized assessments to measure student growth and teacher accountability. Without doubt, the implementation of Common Core will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the U.S. Department of Education has already given $350 million to education companies like Pearson to develop curriculum and assessments. Clearly, the Common Core has been incredibly lucrative for businesses while the benefit to students remains dubious at best.”

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Wash. School District Complies with Michelle O’s Lunch Rules and Bans Birthday Cupcakes

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First it was french fries in the cafeteria. Now Michelle Obama and the food police are coming for your birthday cupcakes as well.

EAGnews.org reports:

Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous.

The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all.

Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and other sugary snacks students bring from home under a directive from the federal lunch police, according to news reports.

“Birthday parties in classrooms may be celebrated with non-food treats and favors for students. No food is allowed as part of a birthday celebration,” according to a new Edmonds School District policy tied to the federal lunch rules, according to The Herald.

“Appropriate alternatives to food that may be shared on special occasions can be within the procedures,” the district’s website states.

Instead of tasty cupcakes, students can now celebrate their birthdays with gift pencils, origami frogs and extra recess time. Yay.

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School Employee Claims Co-Workers Vandalized Her Office with Feces, Urine After She Reported Their Sex Romp

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One would think that a school employee would be rewarded for reporting steamy behavior happening on school property between co-workers.

Apparently this is not always the case, unless you could a steaming pile as a reward.

EAGnews.org reports:

A former New York public school employee says a pair of co-workers smeared fecal matter and spilled urine in her office, defaced her personal pictures and slashed her car tires after she reported their in-school hook-ups to the principal.

The allegations are part of a lawsuit that was filed by former elementary school counselor Deborah Berger late last week, NYDailyNews.com reports.

In her lawsuit, Berger claims her life became a living hell in 2010 after she told Public School 009 Principal Robert Wojnarowski that two of her fellow guidance counselors were using counseling rooms for their steamy encounters.

According to Berger’s suit, principal Wojnarowski knew of the ongoing affair and chose not punish the illicit lovers. Instead, he told the couple that Berger had complained about their behavior.

And that’s when the vicious reprisals allegedly began.

Berger claims the pair vandalized her office with human waste, while Wojnarowski allegedly did nothing to punish them. She even claims that Wojnarowski joined in with the retaliation by giving her bad job reviews, NYDailyNews.com reports.

Things reached a breaking point for Berger last June when she found her car tires slashed. Berger claims she became ill from all the stress and needed to take an unpaid leave of absence from her job to receive psychological treatment.

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Six New Jersey Women Charged With Stealing From School Lunch Program

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Should we really be surprised when federal handout programs expand and there is more fraud?

This time it is fraud with Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.

EAGnews.org reports:

Investigations by the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police led to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman’s Office charging six women, all public employees, with“…stealing a total of more than $10,000 from the federally funded free and reduced-price school lunch program by filing false applications for their children,” according to Politickernj.com.

The six women charged represent only a few of the cases under investigation involving school lunch fraud.

From Politickernj.com:

The Office of the State Comptroller referred numerous potential cases to the Division of Criminal Justice involving public employees or their families who allegedly under-reported their household income in order to fraudulently qualify their children for free or reduced-price lunches.  These six defendants represent the first round of prosecutions resulting from the referrals and the ongoing investigative efforts of the Division of Criminal Justice and State Police, Hoffman said.

The Attorney General’s Office charged the following women on Monday “…by complaint-summons with third-degree theft by deception,” according to the news site.

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Union Sics Collections Agency on Teachers Desperately Trying to Drop Out

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The goons at the Michigan Education Association are stinking to a new low in their desperate attempt to not lose dues payers.

EAGnews.org reports:

The Michigan Education Association is following through with its vow to threaten the credit of employees who don’t voluntarily pay dues despite their desire to exercise their right under the law and leave the union.

Bangor Public Schools kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd received a notice from a collection agency for unpaid dues in the amount of $394.20 with the Michigan Education Association listed as the creditor. Byrd said she thought she was out of the union when her union contract expired in 2013.
The notice from the collection agency.

A new contract with a tentative agreement for teachers in the Van Buren County district was made on Sept. 9, 2013. Michigan’s right-to-work law became effective March 28, 2013.

However, the MEA only allows its members to opt out during the month of August.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has set up a website, www.AugustOptOut.org to inform teachers about the August window.

EXPOSED: Planned Parenthood Encourages Students to Experiment with Bondage and Violent Sex

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Planned Parenthood is out for our children and they have a terrifying agenda.

EAGnews.org reports:

Live Action again exposes Planned Parenthood.  In a series of videos entitled SEXED that they started releasing this week they show Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses encourage the investigators who they believe are 15 or 16-years-old to try “pain with sex.”

They encourage domination, sadism, asphyxiation in detail.  They also educate the teens on how to be whipped, gagged and handcuffed.

The videos according to Live Action President, Lila Rose, shows a systemic, institutional problem in America’s largest abortion corporation. “It’s not a matter of ‘don’t judge,’ but rather explicit endorsement of violent and harmful sexual practices to boys and girls as young as fifteen years old,” Rose said.

Live Action complains: “Planned Parenthood consistently fights any law requiring parental consent or involvement for minors seeking sexual and reproductive health care, including abortions.  PP’s website encourages teens to circumvent their parents and the law.”

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Pennsylvania Mom of 7 Dies in Jail Over Unpaid School-Related Fines

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Americans of all political stripes are expressing outrage that a Pennsylvania mother of seven died in jail last weekend while serving a 48-hour sentence over unpaid, school truancy-related fines.

Progressives are calling it another example of how America mistreats its poorest citizens.

Libertarians, meanwhile, are denouncing the government’s heavy-handed approach to lawbreakers that turns minor offenses into major, life-changing problems for citizens.

From EAGnews:

Eileen DiNino, 55, was found dead last Saturday in her jail cell. Authorities don’t know the cause of death yet, they have ruled out suspicious behavior.

DiNino was being penalized because several of her children routinely missed school. According to the Associated Press, “She had racked up $2,000 in fines, fees and court costs since 1999 as the Reading School District tried to keep her children in class, most recently at a vocational high school.”

All told, DiNino “faced fines from nine active truancy cases, which spawned 55 citations,” the AP adds.

The fines related to school truancy are quite small – perhaps $20 – but it’s the court-related costs that are most expensive, sometimes reaching $150. Such costs add up quickly and make it nigh impossible for low-income parents to pay.

“In recent years, the government has found all sorts of interesting ways to extract money from people,” said Richard Guida, a lawyer who is experienced in handling truancy cases.

DiNino had no ability to pay her $2,000 fine. She was reportedly unemployed, on welfare, and completely overwhelmed by her children.

District Judge Dean Patton, who sentenced DiNino to jail, is deeply troubled by her death.

“This woman should not have died alone in prison,” Patton told the Reading Eagle. “Our ultimate goal is not to fine people or put them in jail, but that is the only tool the Legislature has given us when people can’t afford to pay.”

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SICK FREAKS: School Lines Students up Against Wall and Asks ‘How Far’ They Would Go Sexually

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These sick freaks belong in jail. The government school adults who consider this “education” would be arrested if they did it on the sidewalk outside the school.

EAGnews.org reports:

As a part of a sex education class, eighth graders at Woodland Park Middle School in San Marcos, California were asked to stand under signs that said how far they would be willing to go sexually.

The signs said “smiled at, hugged, kissed, above the waist, below the waist, and all the way,” as reported at the local ABC Affiliate.

The inconceivable “lesson” must have been completely humiliating for the children. If it were not for vigilant parents contacting the local news, this story would have likely never seen the light of day.

The parents said that “their daughter and her classmates were in disbelief because they thought the teacher wanted to know how far they’ve gone sexually.” The school defended the “assignment,” which was taught by “a community clinic and has been used over the past several years” by saying “the activity was to discuss what is appropriate for dating at the middle school level.”

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SHOCK: Teacher Accused of ‘INTENTIONALLY’ Exposing Student to AIDS Virus

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(houmatoday.com)

Umm…for some stories, there just are no words.

EAGnews.org reports:

Louisiana High school teacher Derrick Nesby, 37, was already in hot water for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Today, his bond was raised after it was found that Nesby “intentionally” exposed the teen “to the AIDS virus,” as reported at HoumaToday.

Nesby, a H.L. Bourgeois High School teacher and boys track coach, is still featured on the school’s website.

HoumaToday.com reports:

Nesby remained in the Terrebonne jail this morning on bonds totaling $1 million.

On May 9, detectives received a complaint alleging Nesby was involved sexually with one of his students, Larpenter said. Detectives questioned and released Nesby before obtaining a warrant.

School officials said today that Nesby, who taught at H.L. Bourgeois for a year, was fired after the allegations emerged.

The teacher has reportedly denied the allegations.