Could Liberals just stay the hell out of our lives?
Now bake sales for school fundraiser are public enemy number one for liberals. Thanks to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama, school kids will no longer be able to have cupcake bake sales to raise money. Thanks Michelle, because apples, celery and carrot sticks are not quite the money makers as brownies, cookies and cupcakes. So what does Michelle Obama have against school children raising money for school trips or band and athletic equipment?
Good grief, what ever happened to the America I grew up in where kids could have a bake sale to raise money for their class trip right after playing a game of dodge-ball?
Maybe Michelle should start with you own husband first?
But the sales won’t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.
Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Chapman, Neb., isn’t quite sure how to break the news to the kids. “The chocolate bars are a big seller,” said Mr. Ellsworth.
The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move!” campaign. The law overhauled nutrition standards affecting more than 30 million children. Among the changes: fatty french fries were out, while baked sweet potato fries were deemed to be fine.
The law also required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for all food and beverages sold during the school day, which includes vending machines, snack carts and daytime fundraisers. It allowed for “infrequent” fundraisers, and states were allowed to decide how many bake sales they would have that didn’t meet nutrition standards.
First-grader Darin Simak Accidentally Brings Toy Gun To School, Goes the Right Thing, Turns It In and Gets Suspended
More elementary school ignorance with “zero tolerance” … Maybe school administrators should worry less about common core and more about common sense!!!
First-grader Darin Simak accidentally brought a toy gun to school in his backpack when his mother packed a new bag and missed the
machine toy gun, he then did the right thing and notified his teacher of the toy, turned it in and then got what every child should when they do the right thing … SUSPENDED!!! The New Kensington-Arnold School District superintendent said that bringing a toy gun to school violates the district’s policy at the highest level and requires a child to be suspended immediately until a meeting can be held to discuss what happened and whether punishment is warranted. Sorry, that may be the case if the gun was found by a teacher or other school administrator, but not when the child turns in the toy gun himself. What kind of idiots do we have running these schools today?
First-grader Darin Simak is a little shy, a little upset and a little confused about why he can’t go back to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, but he knows it’s the result of him bringing a toy gun to school in his backpack Wednesday.
Jennifer Mathabel said her son left his usual backpack in a friend’s car the night before, so he packed another one but missed the toy gun inside.
“So I send my child to school. My child discovers a fake toy gun at about 1:30 p.m. He turns it in to the teacher and he’s sent to the office and suspended,” said Mathabel.
As stated at The Daily Caller, what a message this sends to a child … “I hope young Darin has learned his lesson: If you do something you know you’re not supposed to do, even if it’s an accident, don’t tell anybody or you’ll get in trouble. That’s exactly the message we should be teaching children.”
Daily Commentary – Monday, May 26, 2014 – Pittsburgh Elementary School 4th Grader Caught Smoking Marijuana in School
- The girl told authorities she brought the joint and lighter from home. The school says she will face disciplinary action
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UNBELIEVABLE: Thug Teacher Suspended for 10 Days after Caught On Video Tape Assaulting a 6 Year Old Boy By Grabbing His Face … Where Are the Criminal Charges?
Suspension? This teacher should be fired and brought up on charges for assault, child endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child!!!
Get ready to be outraged and sickened. . Surveillance video at the Riverdale Schools in Hancock County, Ohio captured a 6 year old kindergartner boy walking to the school bathroom when he is assaulted by a teacher.The female teacher grabs the boy and then picks him up against the wall. Then she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. UNREAL. After the incident was initially swept under the carpet, Eric Hoffman, Superintendent, Riverdale Local Schools said, “We haven’t dealt with this much at Riverdale. First of all I apologize to the parents. This should not happen.” REALLY? So what did the teacher get for the assault on this child? A 10 day suspension, that’s it. The Nelsons, whose son Ian was the child who was assaulted, said that the 10-day suspension was like an early vacation for the teacher, since there are only 10 days left in the school year.
The parents want her terminated from Riverdale Schools. The Nelsons took the video to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to try to file criminal charges against the teacher. What would happen if the child had done something like this to his teacher? What would happen if the parents gave this teacher a taste of her own medicine? In both cases, the police would have been called and some one would have been arrested. So in a day and age where children are suspended from school for pastry making food look like a gun, using their finger and thumb to look like a hand gun, 7 year old playing imaginary games where they save the word and this thug teacher gets a 10 day early vacation. Sorry, she should be brought up on charges.
Anthony and Autumn Nelson, of Wharton, have two kids in Riverdale Schools in Hancock County. Their 6-year-old son, Ian, is a kindergartner. In surveillance video provided by the family on May 7, Ian is shown walking to the school bathroom.
When he comes out a short time later, his teacher confronts him. She grabs him and picks him up against the wall. Seconds later, she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. His head flops back as she picks him up off the floor.
Ian’s parents are furious.
On Tuesday, the teacher was suspended for 10 days.
“I would consider what would happen to myself, if I were to do that to her. If I were to do that to her, I would go to jail,” said Anthony Nelson, Ian’s father.
It would appear that these schools and educators only have a no tolerance policy when it comes to students, not teacher.
Muslim parent in Dearborn, MI Upset Over School Flyer Promoting Easter Egg Hunt, But Some how Have No Issue With Muslims Beheadings, Honor Killings, Or Killing Women & Babies
Honestly, I really don’t give a crap anymore what happens to offend Muslims or makes them feel uncomfortable … I am sick and tired of all the claims of people being offended about everything … GET OVER IT!!!
Some Muslim parents are upset that the public schools in Dearborn, Michigan handed out flyers to their children advertising an Easter egg hunt at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church. Seriously, this is what offends a Muslim parent? You know what offends me, a religion that is hell-bent of killing infidels of all other religions. I am offended when so-called moderate Muslims would sit back and say nothing when other Muslims are beheading individuals, shooting Christian babies, constant killing of Christians, and Muslims killing Christan women. Hell, you think they might be offended by a good old-fashioned Muslim honor killing. NOPE! Isn’t it a shame that we don’t hear these same rants of feeling offended by actions of people of their own religion? But then again, Islam is a religion of Peace, as we are told. Sorry, Islam is a religion of INTOLERANCE!
Folks, at some point we have to start restoring America, or lose it forever.
Some Muslim parents are concerned about public schools in Dearborn handing out flyers to all students advertising an Easter egg hunt, saying it violates the principle of church and state separation.
A flyer headlined “Eggstravaganza!” was given to students this week at three elementary schools in the Dearborn Public Schools district, which has a substantial number of Muslim students. The flyer described an April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn featuring an egg hunt, relay race, and egg toss. It asked students to RSVP “to secure your free spot” and included images of eggs and a bunny.
“It really bothered my two kids,” said parent Majed Moughni, who is Muslim and has two children, ages 7 and 9, in Dearborn elementary schools. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”
I have to echo the PJ Tatler and agree with their call of BS on the Muslim kids so-called claim of feeling “uncomfortable”.
I am calling BS on that parent. If his kid said that, my name is Mohammed. Besides, the flyer isn’t telling anyone to “go to church.” It’s inviting kids over to have some fun. And how can these secular symbols of Easter be defined as “religious”? Maybe the Muslims think that Christians worship bunny rabbits.
I must have missed the part in the Bible where there was a secular Easter Egg hunt before Jesus Christ was crucified and his resurrection.
UPDATE I: A Message to offended Muslims.
School Bus Driver Cathy Goetz Charged With Assault, Menacing & Child Endangering of an 8 Year Old Autistic Boy
This is truly troubling and disturbing …
43 year old Cathy Goetz, an Ashland City, Ohio Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and charged with assault, menacing and child endangering of an 8 year old autistic boy. The disturbing crime was caught on the bus video on January 17, 2014. Goetz is seen smacking the boy as he continuously screams. After the boy is hit by the bus driver, he is heard threatening to kill her. She then called bus dispatcher, who called 911. When the police arrived Goetz told the officer that the boy had threatened her, hit her and kicked her, but conveniently failed to mention the fact that she slapped the boy and grabbed him around the collar. Goetz also claims she did not know the boy had autism.
Really, where should we begin? We have a bus driver who has no idea the make up of the children she is responsible for driving and being in her care. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly okay to slap and assault 8 year olds. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly fine to lie to police and tell them the truth of what actually happened. And we have a bus driver who still after having video and audio evidence of her crime still pleading not guilty.
Warning: VIDEO is disturbing
An Ashland City Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and is facing criminal charges after she was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy.
The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus.
According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child was “autistic,” and that when he started screaming, she tried to get him to stop.
The video shows that the boy continued to scream, and Goetz eventually stopped the bus and confronted him.
She is seen in the video smacking the boy, and he is then heard threatening to kill her.
Goetz then called her bus dispatcher, who called 911.
However, VIDEOS can be a b*tch, can’t they? When the police eventually were able to access and watched the video of what really took placer, Cathy Goetz was charged with assault, menacing and child endangering.
What Happened to Common Sense in Our Schools … 40 Childrens Lunches at Uintah Elementary School Confiscated and Tossed in Garbage Because There Was No Money in the Students’ Lunch Accounts
What the hell were these people thinking?
Forty elementary school kids had their lunches taken away and thrown in the garbage after it was realized that they had zero balances in their lunch accounts. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! Punish the children for something their parents did that was most likely an over-sight? How could anyone think that this was the way to handle such an issue? This is just a long line of ignorant and ridiculous policies and further shows the lack of common sense that has become common place in our schools. Dodgeball no, taking kids lunches away from them … yes.
Utah parents are criticizing an elementary school for taking school lunches away from students because of unpaid accounts.
However, school officials claim the children did not go hungry.
When fifth-grader Sophia Isom got into the lunch line Tuesday, the girl said she was met by a district nutrition manager who was monitoring accounts.
“So she took my lunch away and she’s like, ‘Go get a milk.’ And I come back up and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange and she said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account, so you can’t get lunch,’” Sophia said.
Sophia said the food was thrown out.
“We were all blind-sided,” said Erica Lukes, Sophia’s mother. “There were lots of tears, and it was pretty upsetting for them.”
On Monday, a district Child Nutrition manager was sent to Uintah Elementary School to investigate the large number of students who had zero or negative balances in their school lunch accounts. That same day, the district manager and the local school kitchen manager started making calls to inform parents of the negative balances.
On Tuesday, the calls to parents continued. When lunch time came, students who still had negative balances were told they could not have a full meal but were given a piece of fruit and a milk for lunch. The district does this so children who don’t have money for lunch can at least have some food and not go without.
Unfortunately, children are served lunch before they get to the computer for payment. The children who didn’t have enough money in their accounts had their normal food trays taken from them and were given the fruit and milk.
This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize.
A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.
The lunches were taken away Tuesday at Uintah Elementary, a move that has sparked outcry from parents, lawmakers and outraged observers who have created a sensation on social media.
More employees could be put on leave as well, depending on what the investigation uncovers, said district Superintendent McKell Withers.
COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING: Shooting at Arapahoe High School, One Injured, Gunman Dead … Gunman ID’d as 18 Year Old Karl Halverson Pierson
Sadly, another shooting to report, this time from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. The shooting took place on Friday afternoon as the gunman entered the high school with a shotgun at approximately 12:33 p.m., near the student parking lot, he asked for the teacher by name. During the gun fire, a 15 year old girl was shot and injured and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Eventually the shooter turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. The school is eight miles from Columbine.
A student identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson walked into a Colorado high school with a shotgun Friday, possibly seeking revenge against a teacher, and critically wounded another student before apparently killing himself, police said.
The injured student, a 15-year-old girl, was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said a second student, initially thought to have suffered a gunshot wound, was actually not injured and only covered with blood from the first victim.
The second student was released from the hospital Friday night.
Robinson also said two Molotov cocktails were found at the scene. One was ignited either “immediately prior to or during the shots being fired,” he said, releasing a “significant amount” of smoke. The second was not deployed and rendered safe.
UPDATE I: The shooter has been identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. The incident appears to be an attempted at revenge against the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy, who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team.
Karl Halverson Pierson was the Arapahoe High School student gunman who shot a student inside the school while seeking “revenge” on a staff member, the Arapahoe County Sheriff confirmed Friday night.
Pierson, 18, went into the school armed with a shotgun looking for the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy — who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team, sources told the CALL7 Investigators.
“We were just in the library doing some work and we heard a loud bang. I thought it might have been someone dropping something, but then I heard two more,” said senior Max Minne. “I knew it was a gun for sure.”
Minne, who was studying in the library during his 5th period class, said he started to approach the front door of the library to see what was happening.
“The shooter just ripped through the door, started yelling, ‘Where’s Murphy?’ — That’s the main librarian of the school. I saw him bust through the door of the library with a gun, so I just took off and started yelling, ‘Everyone get out! Everyone get out!’”
UPDATE II: Arapahoe High gunman held strong political beliefs, but he does not look like a Tea Party member. Actually, he appears to be a socialist.
The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.
In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
Out of the mainstream, really? Has anyone seen lately what the Democrat/Socialist party has been spewing lately? The PJ Tatler makes a very good observation in that Pierson’s political views hardly seem out of the mainstream for Democrats or so they seem very deep thinking. They are the same as Nancy Pelosi talking points (VIDEO) against the GOP.
But oh the all too common hypocrisy from the LEFT, he mocked Republicans, “Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die,” yet Karl Halverson Pierson takes a shotgun into the high school to cause violence and death.
6 Year Old Colorado School Boy Hunter Yelton Suspended for Sexual Harassment for Kissing Girl on the Hand (Update: ‘Sexual Harassment’ Dropped from Hunter’s School Record)
AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS LOST THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND … THIS IS BEYOND INSANE!!!
A six year old Colorado school boy has been suspended from school for sexual harassment and had it placed on his permanent record for kissing the hand of another 6 year old girl. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! The superintendent at School District RE-1 says Hunter’s record will remain within the district and that Hunter’s actions fit the school policy description of ‘sexual harassment.’ This superintendent needs not only to be suspended, but fired. How exactly can a 6 year old be suspended for something that they don’t even know what it is? Does anyone think Hunter knows what sex is or sexual harassment? Good grief, these kids are in school to learn and these fools don’t think that this should be more of a teaching moment than punishing him and giving him a scarlet letter? Do these educators understand what the word “INTENT” means? I guess this does not meet “Common Core”.
What happened to the country I grew up in? If this is considered sexual harassment or anything other than two 6 year olds being 6 year olds, then a certain 2nd grade girl who I went to elementary school who planted one on my lips under the piano in music class is in for some serious trouble .
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his school record.
“It was during class yeah,” Hunter said. “We were doing reading group. And I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened.”
For that, six-year-old Hunter is at home instead of at school.
“I did something wrong,” Hunter said. “They sent me to the office, fair and square. I feel sorry. I’m trying to be good at school.”
“She was fine with it; they are “boyfriend and girlfriend”, Hunter’s mother, Jennifer said. “The other children saw it and went to the music teacher. That was the day I had the meeting with the principal, where she first said sexual harassment. This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six-year-old. Now my son is asking questions; what is sex mommy? It should not ever be said, sex, in a sentence with a six-year-old.”
So he still gets a “misconduct” blemish on his record. I guess its better than this these educators sending this child to prison and making him register for the sex predator’s list.
Cañon City Schools Superintendent Robin Gooldy released the following statement to ABC News: “The parents of the student and the principal met this morning. One of the outcomes of the conference was to change the category of the disciplinary offense from “sexual harassment” to “misconduct”. The student has returned to school.”
Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Political Correctness Run Amouck in Long Island New York
- Long Island school bans hard balls on the playground!
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