• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    Teen’s poem about Sandy Hook massacre brings suspension


    courtni webb

    California high school student, Courtni Webb, wrote about her thoughts and feelings following the elementary school massacre in December, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The poem she wrote came to the attention of the administration who suspended her indefinitely from the charter school. Part of her poem read “I understand …

    Do as I say, not as I do – Teachers Caught Cheating!


    Exam

    This story may be one that leaves you scratching your head. Men and women with the desire to enter the classroom to teach our youth have been caught cheating in the process of obtaining their credentials to do so. All states have a certification process where …

    Should schools be tracking students’ weight?


    Michelle Obama visits elementary school

    You have undoubtedly read about the obesity problem in America. It includes adults as well as elementary, middle and high school students. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States is the fattest country in the world and is second behind …

  • Teen’s hoax brings criminal charges and lock-up


    Lockdown

    On the same day as the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut in December, 2012, a 17-year-old girl in Prescott, Arizona called the police to report a gunman “on a rampage” and on his way to her high school “to do some damage.” She …

    What will it take for Congress to act on gun control?


    American Flags

    You may be on your Christmas or winter vacation from school and won’t have a chance to discuss this in class until you return. We thought we’d throw out some thoughts about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14, 2012. Undoubtedly, there will be ample …

    9-year-old girl makes Wheaties box


    Sam Gordon Wheaties Box

    Samantha Gordon, also known as “Sweet Feet” is a nine-year-old phenom in Herriman, Utah. Her YouTube video has gone viral and she nows graces the cover of a Wheaties box. What has Sam done to earn this adoration? As you know, Title IX is the federal …

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