The school initially expelled the 11-year-old, a special needs student in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but relented and gave him a 5-day suspension instead after he brought a foam Nerf bullet to school with a toothpick added to the tip. By his account, the toothpick made it so that when he shot it at the ground at home, it would stick in the dirt. He had it in his pocket one day at school, because he had forgotten about it.
School officials thought that it resembled a shank too much and assumed that the student brought it to school in order to do harm to someone else. CBS reported:
“From their lookings that the quote unquote weapon looked like it was an imitation of a shank,” said mother Michelle Moody.
“It’s a toy with a toothpick on it,” she said.
Aarin Moody’s mom says she got the call Friday after the Nerf bullet fell out of the fifth grader’s pocket and it nearly got the 11-year-old special education student kicked out of the Uptown Complex School.
“I pulled out my late slip and that’s when the item fell out of my pocket and a teacher had seen it,” said student Aarin Moody.
Aarin was immediately escorted to the office by a security guard. His mom says the vice principal told her Aarin would be expelled, a punishment that later turned to suspension shown here in Aarin’s disciplinary records which indicate he was in possession of a self constructed weapon.
According to the school’s policy a weapon is “anything readily capable of lethal use or inflicting serious bodily injury.”
“It sound completely ludicrous to me that my son would be expelled for a Nerf bullet,” said Michelle Moody.
Aarin plays with Nerf guns at home and says he put a toothpick in the end of the Styrofoam so it sticks in the dirt when he shoots it. That day he says he forgot it was in his pocket.
“They want me to like say that I did it on purpose I put it in my pocket to hurt someone,” the student said.
Aarin is now serving his five-day suspension in school but his mom says he’s missing out on valuable time in the classroom.
“It’s mind baffling to me that someone would even take something as small as this to the highest extreme,” said the student’s mother.
CBS 3 Eyewitness News has reached out to the Atlantic City Board of Education several times for comment but so far those calls and an email have all gone unanswered.
So, according to their policy, a weapon is “anything readily capable of lethal use or inflicting serious bodily injury.” If a piece of soft foam with a toothpick stuck in it is classified as a weapon, then anything can be considered a weapon. Why stop at a toy projectile? How about staplers, pencils, pens, fists, feet, shoes, shoestrings, anything in the janitor’s closet, etc. I think everyone in that school should be expelled immediately. Surely everyone, including the teachers, have something on them or in their lockers that could possibly be used to hurt or kill someone.
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Maryland High School Teaches Kids Trump is Like Nazis and Communists
A public school in Maryland has sparked a backlash for claims that Donald Trump is no different than the communists and murderous Nazis.
A public school in Maryland has sparked a backlash for a “history” lesson that claims Donald Trump’s presidency is no different than the oppressive communists and murderous Nazis.
Parents were up in arms over a slide shown in an Advanced Placement history lesson at Loch Raven High School that shows Trump above a caption reading, “Wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall.” Underneath that are the logos of the Nazi and Communist regimes with the words “Been there, done that.”
Yet another caption reads, “Oh, that is why it sounds so familiar,” the Baltimore Sun reported.
Maryland Delegate Kathy Szeliga posted an image of the slide on Facebook, and also distributed copies of the slide to fellow Baltimore County members of the House of Delegates.
“This propaganda was used in an AP history class at Loch Raven High,” Szeliga exclaimed. “Educational malfeasance of the highest degree.”
This propaganda was used in an AP history class at Loch Raven High. Educational malfeasance of the highest degree.What…
Szeliga added that the school district’s response to the controversy has been “wholly unacceptable.”
The Baltimore County Public Schools issued a statement excusing the slide away:
The slide was used as part of a lesson in an AP History course. The topics being discussed included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders to limit, or prevent migration, into certain countries. In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood. In our Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which are college level courses, we expect and encourage analysis and discussion around historical and current events even if they are considered controversial. This lesson was not intended to make a political statement. If a student has concerns when discussing a controversial issue, schools have the tools to address the concern and support the student.
Szeliga was not the only lawmaker incensed by the slide.
Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach called the statement and the slide “a piece of propaganda.”
“I think it is inappropriate in a high school to have something like that that is so controversial,” Kach added. “I think to in any way try to draw a comparison to the president and the communists or the Nazis” isn’t right, he added
The lessons are written by the individual teachers, the district noted, so this particular plan is the brainchild of an extremist, left-winger posing as a teacher.
The district, though, would not say anything more, only noting that the incident will be “appropriately addressed” with the teacher.
Szeliga is right. This is wholly unacceptable.
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Parents Outraged After Teacher’s Lesson Compares Trump To Nazism And Communism
Leftist ideology has flooded into High Schools, as well as most Universities here in America!
Fox 45 Baltimore is reporting on the developing controversy after a highschool teacher’s lesson slide compared President Donald Trump to Nazism and Communism.
The slide showed President Donald Trump along with images of a swastika and hammer-and-sickle.
The school system said Wednesday that the slide was “not intended to make a political statement” but was part of a lesson that included “World Wars and the attempts by some leaders throughout history to limit or prevent migration into certain countries.”
Today, they added: “The referenced slide was not part of [AP curriculum resources]… Importantly, the image was not intended to make a political statement but was used in the context of teaching skills needed for analysis, discussion, and media literacy… This issue now also includes a personnel matter, which will be appropriately addressed by the school administration and is not subject to further clarification.”
Here is the full statement by BCPS spokesperson Charles Herndon:
“The slide was used as part of a lesson in an Advanced Placement (AP) History course. Standards for Advanced Placement curricula are written and approved by the College Board. Baltimore County Public Schools provides a scope and sequence, framework, and suggested resources to meet the expectation of the standards. The referenced slide was not part of those resources. The topics being discussed in the class included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders throughout history to limit or prevent migration into certain countries. In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood. Importantly, the image was not intended to make a political statement but was used in the context of teaching skills needed for analysis, discussion, and media literacy. In our AP classes, which are college level courses, we expect and encourage analysis and discussion around historical and current events, even if they are considered controversial. If a student has concerns when discussing a controversial issue, schools have the tools to address the concern and support the student.”
WATCH: Black University Student Tells Whites to Get Out of ‘Multicultural Center’ at UVA
Video of a black female student at the University of Virginia raised eyebrows when she was heard saying there were “too many white people” at the school.
Video of a black female student at the University of Virginia raised eyebrows yesterday when she was heard railing about how there were “too many white people” at the school’s “multicultural center.”
How tolerant and multicultural of her, huh?
This ignoramus is heard saying, “Public service announcement! Excuse me! If ya’ll didn’t know, this is the MSC (Multicultural Student Center) and frankly there’s [sic] just too many white people in here and this is a space for people of color,” she said.
“So just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POCs (people of color) uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here,” this hater adds.
“It’s only been open for four days,” she said of the idiotic center, “and frankly there’s the whole university for a lot of ya’ll to be at. And there’s very few spaces for us to be at.”
“So, keep that in mind. Thank you,” the student concluded to the applause of the mind-numbed fools she was addressing.
Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center.
“Frankly there is just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.”
This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural. pic.twitter.com/XkefKqfqLA
— YAF (@yaf) February 12, 2020
The video, though, made its way online thanks to the conservative group Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and quickly went viral.
“Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center,” YAF said of the video. “This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural.”
After the video went viral, the school tried to defuse the situation with university spokesman Brian Coy saying, “I believe deeply that we need to build a community that is not just diverse, but also inclusive.”
The school added via Twitter:
“UVA this month introduced four new and expanded student centers in Newcomb Hall. Since the opening, some questions have been raised regarding the scope or inclusivity of these centers and their missions.”
“In order to foster the diversity of experience and ideas that make UVA a great and good place to study and work, these centers are open to all members of the University community,” a statement from UVA said. “They complement existing student-focused spaces such as the 1515 Building on the Corner, opened in March 2017, and Ern Commons in the Alderman Road residential area, opened in March 2012.”
UVA this month introduced four new and expanded student centers in Newcomb Hall. Since the opening, some questions have been raised regarding the scope or inclusivity of these centers and their missions. UVA provided the following statement on Feb. 12 to address these questions: pic.twitter.com/BJ3LZCvIrE
— UVA (@UVA) February 12, 2020
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New York Teaching Pre-K Kids About LGBTQ, Transgender ‘Rights’
Tax-funded, Pre-K schools in New York City are teaching four and five-year-old kids about gay and transgender “rights.”
Tax-funded, Pre-K schools in New York City are teaching four and five-year-old kids about gay and transgender “rights” instead of letters, colors, shapes and other appropriate subjects for small tots.
New York Post writer Andrea Peyser alerted the Big Apple to the left-wing, political activism masquerading as lessons for tiny kids.
One father of a pre-K kid said he was horrified by what his child was being taught.
“I was kind of horrified,” the father of a preschooler told Peyser “They say they’re trying to reduce racism and discrimination. To me, they’re perpetuating it, fomenting a sense of victimhood that 4-year-olds would never consider on their own.”
Apparently the curriculum was created by radical race-group, Black Lives Matter:
In an e-mail to parents and caregivers on Jan. 16, teacher Rosy Clark lays out lessons based on the Black Lives Matter Week of Action for a pre-kindergarten class at PS 58, located in well-regarded District 15 in Carroll Gardens.
“This year, the week is Feb. 3-7. We are starting to talk about these ideas now, as we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day [which was Jan. 20], and as we prepare to go into February, Black History Month,’’ teacher Clark, who is white, writes. The student population is also mainly Caucasian.
“I am lucky enough to work at this wonderful school where we strive to help our students understand the complex world around them and think critically about how they can participate in improving it. One of the ways I do that in my classroom is by exploring the 13 Principles of the Movement for Black Lives.’’
The teacher added that she did not plan to talk about current events and police brutality because that subject matter was not appropriate for tiny tots.
But the teacher did not seem to have a problem with teaching point number six:
Then there’s Principle No. 6: “Transgender Affirming,’’ Clark writes. “Everybody has the right to choose their own gender by listening to their own heart and mind. Everyone gets to choose if they are a boy or a girl or both or neither or something else, and no one gets to choose for them.”
And. No. 7: “Queer Affirming.’’ The principle here is that “everybody has the right to choose who [sic] they love and the kind of family they want by listening to their own heart and mind.’’
Then, point 12, “Black Women,” was also a political football instead of an appropriate message for tiny kids:
“There are some people who think that women are less important than men,’’ the teacher writes. “We know that all people are important and have the right to be safe and talk about their feelings.’’
How is it that this is appropriate for a 4-year-old child?
None of this stuff is appropriate for a tiny tot who is barely yet speaking clearly.
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Yale University Dumps Famed Art History Course Because it is ‘Too White’
Yale University is dumping its famous art history course because it is about too many “white people.”
Yale used to have the premiere art history course in American education. But now the famed Ivy League school is dumping that course because it is about too many “white people.”
As Yale Daily News reported, the course has been highly celebrated:
Decades old and once taught by famous Yale professors like Vincent Scully, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” was once touted to be one of Yale College’s quintessential classes. But this change is the latest response to student uneasiness over an idealized Western “canon” — a product of an overwhelmingly white, straight, European and male cadre of artists.
Instead of teaching actual western art history, though, now the course will be used to tear down great western art.
The revamped course will now be used to show that art history is “problematic” and “a product of an overwhelmingly white, straight, European and male cadre of artists.”
The paper went on with quotes from professor Tim Barringer, the lunatic leftist now running the course.
“I believe that every object I discuss in [“Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present”] (with the possible exception of one truly ghastly painting by Renoir) is of profound cultural value,” Barringer said in an email to the News. “I want all Yale students (and all residents of New Haven who can enter our museums freely) to have access to and to feel confident analyzing and enjoying the core works of the western tradition. But I don’t mistake a history of European painting for the history of all art in all places.”
Instead of this singular survey class, the Art History Department will soon offer a range of others, such as “Art and Politics,” “Global Craft,” “The Silk Road” and “Sacred Places.” Barringer added that in two or three years, his department will offer a substitute class to “Introduction to Art History.” But the new class “will be a course equal in status to the other 100-level courses, not the introduction to our discipline claiming to be the mainstream with everything else pushed to the margins,” Barringer said.
Barringer added that his new course will shoehorn in “questions of gender, class and race” into the course.
But some students worry that eliminating the class is a disservice to students.
“My biggest critique of the decision is that it’s a disservice to undergrads,” Class of ’22 student Mahlon Sorensen said. “If you get rid of that one, all-encompassing course, then to understand the Western canon of art, students are going to have to take multiple art history courses. Which is all well and good for the art history major, but it sucks for the rest of us, which, I would say, make up the vast majority of the people who are taking [HSAR 115].”
It’s just another example of our system of higher miseducation trying to destroy American education in favor of pushing anti-American and racist ideologies.
University of Minnesota Faculty, Staff Forced to Take LGBT Pronoun Training
The University of Minnesota has forced all employees to undergo “LGBTQ pronoun training.”
The University of Minnesota has forced all employees to undergo “LGBTQ pronoun training” in this new era of left-wing thought crimes.
The school told employees that the training was aimed at making the campus a more welcoming environment for “transgender” and “non-binary”members of the school community.
The university announced the program in 2018, but now it is in full swing. The school told employees that they “are expected to use the names, gender identities and pronouns specified to them by university members.”
According to the Minnesota Daily, all members of the university will be forced use the “correct” pronouns and will be “tasked with working to educate their colleagues, helping them work through questions and mistakes.”
Employees are also told that the program “aims to spread education to different areas of the University by assigning staff who are familiar with their unit’s culture.”
The paper adds:
Noelle Noonan, director of student affairs and registrar in the Law School, applied for the spring cohort of the training program.
She emphasized the importance of living out the policy and modeling behavior for others.
“I think this is a good opportunity for individuals who are passionate and are interested and want to dedicate that time and energy to sort of be champions of that policy,” she said.
Facilitator Erin Keyes, who is also the assistant dean of students in the Law School, said in an email to the Minnesota Daily that a training session took place earlier [last] week for Law School employees.
“The Facilitator Training Program for Gender Equity Access allows the Law School to better recognize and honor gender diversity in our community, knowing that it is an essential piece of who we are,” she said in the email.
So, this is the crap that they are teaching our kids, folks.
Instead of teaching something useful, they are teaching this garbage.
Texas Teacher Catches Flack for Putting Rape Question on Homework Assignment
A Texas high school teacher was given “corrective action” over a homework assignment with a question about rape.
A Texas high school teacher was given “corrective action” over an “inappropriate” homework assignment that included a question about rape.
The controversial question was asked last Friday of 90 biology students at Klein Collins High School outside Houston, according to the New York Post.
“Suzy was assaulted in an alley and is a victim of rape,” read the assignment. “The police collected a sample of sperm that was left at the crime scene and now have three suspects in custody. Which of the suspects raped Suzy?”
The students were then given three choices of DNA samples to match the original DNA found at the example crime scene.
The school district, though. said the question was not part of the school curriculum and is not representative of its educational philosophy.
“The district has investigated the source of the materials and appropriate corrective action has been taken,” the district said in a statement to the press.
“A spokesman for the Klein Independent school district declined to provide additional details, including whether the teacher who assigned the question will be disciplined and exactly how it became assigned,” the Post added.
Even more parents expressed their shock over the question once the media picked up on the story.
“It’s upsetting and I know girls this age, just the thought … they know that rape is forced non-consensual sex and that upsets them,” Cookie VonHaven, the parent of a tenth-grader at the school, told KPRC TV. “That’s why I can’t fathom a teacher putting that on a test.”
Another parent, Dana Duplantier, was not sure if her child had been given the assignment, but still noted it was not appropriate.
“Wouldn’t [the teacher] have to get that approved by the school board or teachers or something to put that in there?” Duplantier said.
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