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Not enough scandals for you? Here's four more.

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Via Gabriel Malor at Ace’s, who laments that the misbehavior at the EPA has largely flown under the radar, overshadowed so far by the IRS, NSA, Rosen, and so many other stories. He collects them all , but here’s a summary:

When Your Kid Is Being Attacked, Teachers Are Just Minutes Away

I would hope that my kids stand up for what is right, even in the face of potential consequences.  Read the whole thing at :

Should your child go to school and , under zero-tolerance policies you can be 100% assured that  he or she will be promptly suspended or expelled.

However, if a student bully or random attacker should throw a desk at your child’s head, leaving a hole in his skull, that sense of urgency turns to apathy and indifference.

A mother is outraged after she says no one called 911 when her teenage son suffered a skull fracture at the hands of another student. The alleged incident happened on campus during school hours.

Victoria Canales says what happened to her son at Beechnut Academy is unacceptable.

“They should have called 911 when my child had a big hole in his head instead of waiting for me to go pick him up,” she said.

The seventh-grader did not want to be shown on camera. His skull was fractured on Friday when a classmate hurled a desk at his head. He says it was the fifth attack he endured at the hands of school bullies.

“I was pretty freaked out and scared,” her son said. “It’s violent, it’s a violent school.”

Justice Department believes governments may legitimately use force and authority to make parents comply with government-sanctioned schools

Remember the good old days when parents were allowed to make decisions about what was right for their family?  Your rights as a mom or dad are being sucked right out the door of your home.  It's a slippery slope - resist it.

Individual liberty is being burned at the stake, as governments set fire to people natural rights. This time it has everything to do with homeschooling.

It all started in Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were raising their five children in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, when they decided to remove their children from the public education system. In 2006, the Romeike's illegally withdrew their children from the German public schools system and began homeschooling. Believing that the public education system was undermining their Christian faith, the Romeike's began breaking the law and teaching their kids at home. By exercising their natural rights, the Romeikes were fined over $10,000 by the German government and at one point their children were forcefully removed from their home. In 2010, after getting their children back, they chose to flee Germany and move to the United States.

Protect your rights: 8th grader arrested for wearing NRA t-shirt

has the story.  A middle-schooler wore an NRA t-shirt to school and, when he refused to take it off, the teacher removed him from class.  The school suspended him and had him arrested for obstruction and disturbing the education process.  Lame.

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Eighth grader Jared Marcum wore a shirt that featured the NRA logo and a hunting rifle. The shirt didn’t violate school policy, which specifically bans clothing that features profanity, violence, and discriminatory messages, but says nothing about guns.

When Jared arrived at school, his teacher demanded that he remove the shirt. He refused. His teacher then had him removed from the class room, he was suspended, and then arrested and charged with obstruction and disturbing the education process.

All for wearing a NRA T-Shirt that says "Protect Your Rights."

What, are we in China?

Marcum’s father, Allen Lardieri, is naturally upset that his son has been treated this way. He’s vowed to "go to the ends of the earth, I will call people, I will write letters, I will do everything in the legal realm to make sure this does not happen again."

Dr. Benjamin Carson's Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

A little bit late, but it's a good speech and worth watching.


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PFb6NU1giRA)

American parents losing the right to raise their kids

Several news stories seem to indicate that America’s moms and dads are losing ground in the effort to raise their children as they see fit. To wit:

In Rhode Island, the Cranston school district announced it was banning father-daughter and mother-son events because a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union indicated they violate state law. The civil rights group filed on behalf of a single mother who said her daughter suffered discrimination because she doesn’t have a daddy with whom she can attend the daddy-daughter dance.

“This is 2012 and [public schools] should not be in the business of fostering blatant gender stereotypes,” Steven Brown of the Rhode Island ACLU was reported to have said.

Which blatant gender stereotype is that? While single parent families are unfortunate in a lot of cases, it happens. I don't see the reason to cancel dances. How about adding a father/son or mother/daughter social that celebrates those relationships as well?

Nutrition bill results in 20% increase of wasted food that school kids won't eat

When I was a kid, I brought a lunch with me almost every day, except on occasion when they served pizza for hot lunch.  My kids do the same, except on occasion when the school has lasagne.  Even making lunches doesn't guarantee that the kid is going to eat what you give them, but it helps avoid situations where government mandated menu items go .

Parents should be aware of what is served and make the decision whether to let their kids have it, or send them with a bag lunch.  Same with the fundraisers.  If they want to sell candy and someone wants to buy it, go for it!  Make options, not regulations.

In 2010, Michelle Obama went to a lame-duck session of Congress with a request: pass a nutrition bill giving the United States Department of Agriculture broad new  to regulate school lunches. That bill was passed in late December of that year, and the new regulations have started to go into effect, with the predictable results of wasted food and angry, hungry children.

The cinnamon rolls and chili everyone loved from their childhood are now gone. Bands and other school groups can no longer sell candy bars as a fundraiser. The government is mandating everything from portion size to how many tomatoes have to be on a salad.

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