*This is the kind of disturbing news that you don’t like to hear about.
In Clayton County, Georgia school officials are investigating reports that four kindergarten students participated in sexually inappropriate activities in a classroom.
According to Channel 2 Action News, the mother of one of the students says she is upset because a teacher and a parapro were in the James Jackson Elementary School classroom at the time of the inappropriate and indecent behavior and somehow failed to notice it. Continue reading
*A University of Maryland East Shore beauty queen has been forced to relinquish her crown. Porsha Simone Harvey was an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin when she first gained recognition in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest.
Now, she has been charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
But as Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and tells university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader, it appears that the choice to step down may not necessarily have been all hers. Continue reading
*Students at one New York public school were all set to turn in their Black History Month reports until their teacher realized who the report was on.
“I’m outraged. As a teacher, you’re imposing your opinion on a bunch of kids,”said parent Cleatress Brown, according to the New York Daily News.
Brown is only one of several parents outraged because learning about Malcolm X during Black History Month has been banned from their child’s elementary school class.
Teachers at Public School 201 reportedly refused to allow fourth graders to write about the assassination of Malcolm X because he was, according to them, “violent” and “bad”. Continue reading
*Seriously young idiots? Surely you knew this would get you suspended. Why not just take the time off yourselves.
Sometimes I just have to say the first thing that comes to my mind, you know? I can do that with a blog. But seriously, what else would motivate a group of students to do something so idiotic, unless they were actually trying to get suspended; or in desperate need for attention.
This apparently lonely group of what might actually be misfits who attend Arizona State University, decided to celebrate the birthday of the most famous civil rights advocate in their own special way. By throwing a frat party celebrating exactly what Dr. King fought against: racism. Continue reading
*YouTube, when used correctly, can be an amazing tool, as one California woman can attest to.
Jaime Carrillo, now a mother of two, used YouTube recently to snare the woman who sexually abused her when she was 12-years-old. Carrillo learned that the woman, who was once her basketball coach, had now been promoted to assistant principal. She called the principal, confronted her and caught the whole conversation on video. Continue reading
*You didn’t expect First Lady Michelle Obama to slow down now that she’s reached the half-century mark, did you? Just the opposite, she’s bringing even more than “all that” to the table. Days before her birthday she told a group of kids she was looking forward to being “50 and Fabulous,” and only days after that statement, she is proving to be true to her word. Continue reading