Antifa Leader Who’s Also Middle School Teacher Arrested in Berkeley
September 27, 2017
The far left activist and middle school teacher Yvette/Yvonne Felarca was arrested this week in Berkeley following a scuffle between Antifa activists and members of a “Patriot Prayer” rally.
We’ve written about Felarca before:
This leftist activist is free speech’s worst nightmare
This is her second arrest in just a few months.
Nikita Vladimirov of Campus Reform has the details on this latest incident:
Prominent anti-fascist leader Yvonne Felarca was arrested Tuesday following a rowdy Antifa “Victory March” in Berkeley, California.
Felarca, a 47-year-old middle school teacher who leads the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary (BAMN), was arrested following a scuffle with demonstrators who had turned out for a Patriot Prayer rally.
Read the article HERE.
Video of Georgia teacher caught up in student fight shocks community
Fox Business News
September 22, 2017
A video clip showing a local middle-school teacher getting caught up in a fight between two students has shocked a community in Floyd County, Georgia.
The short video shows the teacher attempting to separate two aggressive students, then getting pulled into the fight herself.
Many in the Floyd County community, however, sympathized with the teacher, seeing the fight as an example of what local teachers have to endure on a daily basis.
“That’s a very unfortunate situation, unfortunate for that teacher to get caught up in that,” resident Rosemary Ringer told WSB-TV.
“People just taking things into their own hands and not stopping, taking a breath, assessing the situation,” resident Abby Holcomb seconded. “I know my daughter went to school for early childhood and once she got in the classroom and saw the behavior of the students, she said, ‘It’s not for me,’ and she took another avenue and I can’t blame her.”
See the video and read the article HERE.
High school teacher is arrested after admitting to sex with four students
New York Daily News
September 21, 2017
A high school art teacher accused of having sex with four students was arrested Wednesday.
Jessie Lorene Goline, 25, faces one count of first-degree sexual assault because only one of the students, who she thought was 18, turned out to be “way younger than what he told her,” according to an affidavit cited by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Goline admitted to having sex with four students from both the Marked Tree School District and the East Poinsett County School District between January and April of 2016, the affidavit states.
Story source as reported HERE.
Pro-Islam Indoctrination in Public Schools?
August 28, 2017
Parents across the U.S. have objected to a Department of Education program called “Access Islam.” The federally funded program is directed at children from grades 5-12 and is also featured on various websites, including PBS Learning Media.
The Smithsonian also promotes the course as does the Indiana Department of Education and the United Nations.
Parents charge that the course amounts to nothing less than proselytizing about Islam in public schools. In addition, they note that the Department of Education provides no comparable study or promotion of any other religion.
A video from the course prominently features a Christian convert to Islam, who declares emotionally how he has found the true religion without any “intermediaries.”
In addition to videos, students are given worksheets to learn the Five Pillars of Islam and how to pray. Children are also expected to memorize verses from the Quran and know the meaning of those verses.
As part of the school’s “World History” curriculum, high school students in Maryland were taught extensively about Islam — without any context of current events — and required to list the benefits of the religion.
In one homework assignment obtained by a news outlet, the question was asked: “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?” The correct answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”
One parent, John Kevin Wood, who objected to the mandatory class said, “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”
His wife, Melissa, noted, “We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?”
Video and article HERE.
University faces backlash for anti-Trump course that promised to teach ‘strategies for resistance’
The Washington Post
May 8, 2017
The course is called “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy.”
Its goal: To examine the rise of Donald Trump and where the country goes from here.
The course, which will be taught this fall to a small group of students, has angered some conservatives and propelled Butler University in Indianapolis to the national spotlight. Critics say they’re concerned by the course description’s anti-Trump language and the prospect of requiring students to participate in the resistance movement against the president.
In response to the criticism, the private university in Vice President Pence’s home state has significantly softened the language while still keeping the course title. It no longer depicts Trump as someone who perpetuated extreme ideologies. His rise to the presidency is, instead, ambiguously described as “a political and social phenomenon.”
“The course will provide context and depth for student citizens as we look at historical and current texts by renowned authors as well as read excerpts of Trump’s own Art of the Deal,” the updated course description states.
The word “resistance” appears to have been replaced with a broader phrase: “ongoing responses to Trump’s presidency and campaign.” And instead of saying students will “potentially engage” in “strategies for resistance,” it now says students will “potentially attend, as participant observers, campus and community events.”
Complete article found HERE.
There are so many articles covering a wide range of issues that it is hard to choose only five. But the five above are highly representative of the problems currently coming out about our school systems. That universities and undergraduate schools from kindergarten forward are being fed propaganda about such ant-American and religious natures is abysmal. That teachers have been caught in flagrant disregard of their roles as community leaders and openly seem to believe that there is nothing wrong with pedophilia activities is disgusting.
There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the education system. I would say pin it on the last eight years but not all of this is the result of Obama’s total disregard for laws and proper behavior. This is a build up over many years.
I was well grounded in the role of a teacher in both the classroom and the community during my college days but obviously this is no longer the case.
The discipline of students has fallen to the point that a teacher risks their life every day when in front of a class. This was one of my own experiences as well as the results of friends who dealt with far worse daily–from drugged water to rape to violent attacks.
Cheating and acceptance of little or no student participation are rampant. Often teachers are forced to decide between scoring high on some “so-called metric” test scores or teaching for the betterment of their classes. Daily they have to provide mounds of information to justify every word they speak and heaven forbid one calls a child down for the child’s inappropriate behavior or words.
Public school paid by taxpayer money is no place for political rants, indoctrination, or religious reprogramming.
So where do we go from here?
First, schools are the responsibility of local and state way before they come under federal government programs. Those locales know better what fits their region than a distant rulemaker.
Second, stop holding court action up against reasonable, realistic discipline. Some little boy that hugs a little girl or a child that bites another is NOT a court actionable case. Let the school board do the job they have been appointed to do.
Third, get the radical, socialist, and un-American approaches OUT OF SCHOOLS. This is a direct and disastrous attack on the foundations of our republic and our constitution. If these teachers are providing these kind of lesson plans then they need to be removed from the school systems.
Fourth, stop the disintegration of our morals and community values at the root level. Teachers are supposed to be examples of the better behavior we as communities want to see. They are not to be encouraged or glossed over when examples of pedophilia or misconduct have arisen.
Fifth and most important – Universities have much to answer for in churning out radicalized under-educated students, discouraging good civic and community values, and providing poor leadership in not just education but every discipline. They deserve to lose all public funding and private donation until they can show that their curricula in all courses has been purged and that their students are once again on course for real learning and productivity.
The last eight years were in every way bad for our education system though again the years were not the only weak links. It is time now to reset the education system. Otherwise all efforts to fix government and return some semblance of normalcy are only temporary fixes.