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Suspended or expelled for playing airsoft at home

I would consider this harrassment by the school.  They have no legal right to suspend or expell a student for playing at home, on private property. Angry From :

A suspended seventh-grade student in Virginia Beach, Va., could be expelled for the rest of the school year for shooting an airsoft gun with a friend in his yard as they waited for the bus to come.

Khalid Caraballo, 12, and his friend, Aidan, were suspended for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” because they “shot two other friends who were with them while playing” with the airsoft guns, .

Caraballo answered “no, sir,” when asked if he took the toy gun to the bus stop or to school.

“We were in our yard. This had nothing to do with school,” the student said.

Caraballo’s mother, Angel, said being punished for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” was “pretty harsh” for a toy that she bought for $25.

California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions... On Constitution Day

I'm sorry, you need to get a permit to request a permit to be permitted to speak.  Seen at :

MODESTO, Calif., September 19, 2013—In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United States, Modesto Junior College in California told a student that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on September 17, 2013—Constitution Day. , college police and administrators demanded that Robert Van Tuinen stop passing out Constitution pamphlets and told him that he would only be allowed to pass them out in the college’s tiny free speech zone, and only after scheduling it several days or weeks ahead of time. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has , demanding that the college rescind this policy immediately.

Are kids today smarter than 100 years ago?

A Good Reason For Campus Carry

No means to protect themselves and little or no action taken by the campus or local law enforcement when a crime is committed.  It's a lose/lose situation for these ladies.  Seen at :

College campuses, safe places according to ESU officials in Kansas, are experiencing an outrageous problem. The problem is occurring on many campuses, not just one or two. While more reports are showing up, we need to fight for campus carry laws. Our young women are furthering their education while taking a large risk in today’s society.

is under federal investigation after several reports of sexual assaults and rapes have been swept under the rug. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has been looking into allegations based on a Title IX complaint that was filed in May.Thirteen students along with several others that were not named say the school failed to follow up on sexual violence reports. Documents state that the campus could be in violation of the gender equality law. Jody Shipper, the executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, doesn’t know if any violations occurred, but is exploring every possibility.

N. Carolina Lawmakers Scrapping Tenure, Introducing A Voucher Program

A step in the right direction.

Even though tenure allows instructors more freedom of speech by ensuring they don't lose their job for something they say or publish, it also removes the incentive to do their job well because they won't be penalized for doing poor work in the classroom (if they even continue to teach).  Seen at :

North Carolina lawmakers recently passed a new state budget that includes education reforms that would improve teacher quality and expand school choice options for families.

NC-capitalRepublican leaders in the state House and Senate recently announced they’ve reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that includes a $23.6 million provision “that scraps the longstanding teacher tenure system in favor of employing educators on contracts that are renewed based on performance reviews,” the  reports.

“Starting in 2014, it would also set aside $10 million to allow families that meet income guidelines to get state money to pay private school tuition,” the news service reports.

Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education ‘Unconstitutional’

I believe that sex ed should be the responsibility of the parents.  At the very least the parents should need to consent to the participation of their child in any program at school.

Abstinence is the most reliable, and moral, option of birth control.  To remove it as a viable alternative from the curriculum of a sex ed program is irresponsible.  To deem it criminal activity is ludicris.  Seen at :

The Senate will consider the of Cornelia Pillard, a vocal abortion advocate who said abstinence education was unconstitutional for violating “reproductive justice,” to serve as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a hearing Wednesday.

Liberal "tolerance" stops at Jesus Christ

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First of all, let me begin by saying this, I am a sinner; I have done terrible things that I must account for and be held accountable for.  There is only one worthy enough to judge me and that is, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  This is the only one I answer to, first and foremost.  All others are merely out of respect and common decency.

We as Christians are not perfect people; anyone claiming to be, in my opinion, is slightly delusional.  For me personally, I have never questioned the existence of God, but have certainly questioned his reasoning behind some of the events that have taken place over my life time and around me.  I have heard that sometimes when you believe He has not answered your prayers, it is because he felt you needed to be led in a different direction than what you intended.  Sometimes that path isn’t clearly defined, and you must really search and ask His guidance in determining that passage he has opened for you.

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