Posts tagged Education
Posts tagged Education
From today’s AP story announcing charges against four more people in the Steubenville, Ohio rape case and subsequent cover up by school officials.
Tremendous honor to meet these WWII veterans this morning and help them gain access to their memorial.
“We’re very excited. It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” — Michele Bachmann on the prospect of a government shutdown, Sept. 28th, 2013.
"This is about the happiest I’ve seen [U.S. House] members in a long time because we’ve seen we’re starting to win this dialogue on a national level." — Michele Bachmann on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday night.
So while she smiles and poses for the camera with veterans, remember: Denying access to the memorial is exactly what the GOP wanted, until the camera is pointed at them.
Oh, and those vets? They may have access to their memorial, but within 30 days or less, they won’t have their pensions and disability payments. Veterans receiving the GI Bill are already affected, and services like new claims, receipt of death benefits, and burials in national cemeteries are being performed only intermittently — or not at all.
Keep smiling, you heartless clown.
Imagine sending your child on a class trip, then finding out she and her classmates were called the “n” word and chased through the woods. It was part of a slavery re-enactment that some parents said crossed the line.
One couple said their 12-year-old daughter came home from the field trip with horror stories, and now they’ve filed a complaint against the school district.
"I ask that you imagine these phrases being yelled at our 12-year-old child and their friends," parent Sandra Baker said at a Hartford School Board meeting. “‘Bring those (n-word) to the house over there. (N-word) if you can read, there’s a problem. Dumb, dark-skinned (n-word). How dare you look at me?’"
Baker said screaming that at children on a field trip is abuse.
"They intentionally terrorized them and abused them on this field trip," she said.
WHAT. THE. HELL.
Every day, at least 4-6 times a day. They leave at least 4 voicemails. It’s a recording asking me to call a 1-800 number. I call it, they claim I owe them. I explain it’s deferred because I’m enrolled in school. They ask for enrollment verification, I fax it, they start again 3 days later claiming they’ve never received it.
I have sent them 7 enrollment verifications since January 1st. I don’t need to set an alarm in the morning. I could just leave my ringer on full volume because they’ll call me at 8 AM every goddamn day. I know I owe when I graduate, in accordance with the contract I signed. Until then, I don’t and this is harassment.
Welcome to being poor and trying to pay for education. We’re gonna harass you ‘til you’re afraid of your phone mmm’kay?
This genuinely worries me — other schools who’ve experienced mass shootings had armed police or guards, and that did not stop a shooter. What about the Foot Hood shooting on a military base? This article is posing a very valid question about a concept I see many supporting, even those “gun-grabbing lefties” folks vilify.
Are more police the answer? To me, no — not when children are handcuffed for what used to be solved through a different kind of detention. Plus, I feel like schools should resemble a prison only if the school is in an actual prison. Read this article and decide for yourself.
The Sacramento Bee fabulously smacks down Gov. Rick Perry’s run of “Move to Texas” ads in California and suggests California help out Texas high-school students with a book drive to increase their graduation rate.