An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.”
The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension notice which read, “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”
“I was livid, I mean, I’m sitting here thinking ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a picture of a gun on a social media site,” father Marty Bowlin said. “He never shared, he never commented, he never made a threatening post… anything on the site, just liked it.” Continue reading “Middle School student suspended for “liking photo of gun on Instagram”
The New York Daily News
Black and Hispanic kids accounted for 99% of all public school students handcuffed by NYPD school safety agents in crisis incidents in 2016, data published Monday shows.
A “child in crisis” incident is one where a student displaying signs of emotional distress is removed from the classroom and taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation. Continue reading “99% of students cuffed in NYC schools are black, Hispanic: report”
Central Florida Post
Not even a year after Radical Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Rollins College officials are punishing a Christian Conservative student who challenged a liberal Muslim professor and radicalized Muslim student during a conversation on the application of Sharia Law.
Marshall Polston confirmed to the Central Florida Post that Professor Areeje Zufari, who teaches a “Muslim Humanities” course at Rollins, has made outlandish claims against him and even filed a false police report.
Early on in the class, Polston said he realized the professor was harboring Anti-Christian beliefs, demonstrated by the professor’s assertion that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax and that his disciples did not believe he was God.
“It was very off-putting and flat out odd. I’ve traveled the Middle East, lectured at the Salahaddin University, and immersed myself in Muslim culture for many years. Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad.” Continue reading “Rollins College Suspends Student After He Challenged Radical Muslim Hate Speech”
Jordan Pearson Motherboard Daycares, churches, cops—it’s all streaming live. If there’s an internet-connected security camera in your home, office, or at your children’s daycare—or hell, even if you’re just at the mall—you may be streaming live over the internet and not even know it. On Thursday, that students at an elementary school in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, were being broadcast on a site that streams … Continue reading Untold Numbers of Canadians Are Streaming Live Online Without Their Knowledge
It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book.
Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class.
Holden alleges that Professor Heather Martel ordered him to put away the Good Book around six minutes before a scheduled history class. It’s unclear why she objected to the reading of God’s Word. Continue reading “Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student”
Cory Doctorow Boing Boing The Electronic Frontier Foundation surveyed hundreds of American kids, teachers and parents about privacy and the “ed-tech” sector, which is filling America‘s classrooms with Chromebooks and cloud services and mobile devices that ingest kids’ data wholesale without any meaningful privacy or data retention policies. The survey paints a disturbing picture: parents have to fight like crazy to opt their kids out, … Continue reading EFF study: ed-tech is spying on America’s kids and not telling them about it
The Free Thought Project
Worth County, GA — Children feel violated, parents are furious, and a lawsuit is getting filed after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing.
On April 14, when the students of Worth County High School returned from spring break, they arrived at school to find a police state had taken over. The sheriff and his deputies — with no probable cause — detained and illegally searched every single child in the school, all 900 of them.
When kids went home that day to tell their parents what happened, naturally, they were furious as it is a gross violation of the children’s 4th Amendment rights. Continue reading “Cops Detain Entire School, Illegally Search/Grope 900 Kids — Find NOTHING, Parents Furious”
The Daily Sheeple
Well, this is certainly comforting (in much the same way getting a hug from a rabid, starving polar bear would be considered “comforting”).
A team of scientists attempted to train a deep learning algorithm to recognize illustrations from thousands of pages of children’s books including those by authors Dr. Seuss, Marc Brown, and Maurice Sendak. They used not one or even two but three models to do it: ALexNEt, VGG-19 and GoogLeNet. Continue reading “Scientists Try To Teach AI To Create Children’s Book Art — AI Creates Apocalyptic Nightmare From Hell Instead”
The Christian Post
Members of the National Union of Teachers group voted for a measure at a conference in Cardiff to “campaign to ensure a comprehensive age-appropriate content including promotion of LGBT+ matters for all schools from nursery throughout all phases of state education,” The Evening Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
Annette Pryce, a NUT executive member from Buckinghamshire, claimed that the U.K. government hasn’t been doing enough to promote inclusion. Continue reading “Children Must Be Taught Transgenderism, Homosexuality Starting in Nursery School, Teachers Say”
YouTube is launching a new campaign to tackle internet safety and issues around fake news, the video streaming site has announced.
he company says it will put on workshops aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds in cities across the UK.
The plans, promoted as part of Internet Citizens day, also aim to raise awareness of issues around free speech, comment moderation and online abuse. Continue reading “YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers”