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Suburban Chicago School Concept of “Safety Drill”

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School safety drill sends students running for their lives

CHICAGO (WLS) – The sound of gunshots split the air last Friday at a Rockford-area high school sending students seeking shelter anywhere they could, including off-campus, to save their lives.

What the students didn’t know, was the shots they heard came from a capgun discharged by a disguised sheriff’s deputy in an elaborate school safety drill.

Orangeville Jr-Sr High School student Skylar Walters told NBC 13 WREX he was in gym class when he heard the shots and a man calling a fellow students name.

“Kids were just running everywhere and crying and hiding, ran off school grounds,” Walters told WREX. “I started praying to God and saying my last words.”

Walter’s mother, Nicole Fishburn, told WREX she received an automated text message from the school the day of the drill but was instructed not to tell her son about the exercise and not to answer her phone should he attempt to call her.

There is a few minute Video here where Student, Parent, and Administrator discuss “their side” of the story.

Interesting that this Public School has a yearly Tuition rate of $3500, but is still part of the Illinois Department of Education.

I wonder what they do with the $8,106 per year received to educate PS Students?

At this point, probably purchase “Cap Guns”, Police uniforms, and pay the salary of an additional PTSD Psychologist. “Special Students” who need additional counseling get an additional 15%.

Welcome to Amerika.

Yet Another Zero Tolerance Incident In Public School

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Example of inability (or unwillingness) to think by the public educational system:

Middle school student suspended for opening door More

Mental Health Screenings In The Public School System

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Dramatic and thought-provoking.

Inventive Spelling

It is called “invented spelling” or “inventive spelling,” and many teachers encourage it in the early grades. It’s not because they’ve given up teaching children to spell, but because of a general shift in understanding about how children learn.

When children create their own spellings for words they do not know how to spell correctly they’re using invented spelling. They use what they know about letters, sounds and spelling patterns to spell the word as well as they can.

Written in standard spelling, the above excerpt from a first-grader’s story would say: “There once was two flowers. One was pink and the other was purple. They did not like each other because they were different colors. One day they had a fight.”

Commentary on Inventive Math (with a little tung in chek tossed in): More

Truth Squad Radio: No Child Left Behind?

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Tea Party To “Dismantle” Federal Department of Education?

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What underlying fear one must live in to castigate those who have decided to live an alternate educational lifestyle. What terror is exposed as apparently the “little subset” of society determine that teaching a 5 or 6-year-old child of the joys of masturbation might be more appropriate at a different age.

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Before I begin this blog I must admit I am acquainted with “Homeschoolers”, “Unschoolers”, and “Public School Students” – I like them. Diversity is not a bad thing.

There are times however when I wonder why one must be so hateful in their assessment of others actions. The following blog is a case in point. More

Three Hots and A Cot for D.C. Tots

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Warning: The first link in this OpEd has a D.C. Weather Loop. Like most items in D.C. it operates slow and will eat up your time with waiting. If you must verify the source – ensure you grab something to drink first. I provide it for verification that yes indeed the information is true.

Washington D.C. schools, you know the ones that are not good enough for POTUS and FLOTUS offspring, have a new plan for the most economically challenged residents. Jobs? No. Less Governmental interference? No.  “Free” food – in fact 3 meals a day formulated by a chef for their delicate little palates: More

ALERT! Comb Your Class For Paper Clips and Lock Up the Rulers – The Regulatory Process Strikes Again.

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The American Public is inundated time and again with the failing test scores of our children. A recent article in USA Today states:

•U.S. mathematics and science K-12 education ranks 48th worldwide. More

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