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Watch Free: THE WAR ON KIDS is a documentary that shows how American public schools continue to become more dangerously authoritarian. In addition to failing in their mission to educate effectively, they erode the country’s democratic foundation and often resemble prisons.

https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-war-on-kids-2009/

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Handcuffs Leg Shackles and Tasers The New Face of Punishment in the Public Schools

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By John W. Whitehead

January 26, 2015

In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, Cartoon_Picture_Small_Child_with_a_Big_Mouth_Crying_like_a_Baby_Yelling_and_Screaming_in_a_Vector_Clipart_Illustration_110912-011432-384001much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about their classroom conduct. In some cases, this means that actions that would be considered criminal if committed by a parent remain unchallenged by law enforcement if they occur in a school setting.”—Senator Tom Harkin, “Dangerous Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to Remedy: A Review of Ten Cases”

Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.

At least 500 students are locked up in some form of solitary confinement every day, whether it be a padded room, a closet or a duffel bag. In many cases, parents are rarely notified when such methods are used. More

TS Radio: Sheila Mathews & The right to refuse psychiatric services

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Wisconsin broadband under attack from internet giants

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Community broadband is under attack in Wisconsin. AT&T and other telecom giants are spending millions to secure their dominance at the expense of schools, libraries, and public services. Wisconsin needs your help. More

Mississippi NIBS : HB 608

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Birth To Billet? Tracking of Mississippi Children Proposed

Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For years many Americans have been concerned. How will the State know that the educational process has been effective? How will “stakeholders” and other “interested parties” such as The Mississippi Department of Human Services know that what outcomes have been produced by all of their efforts? If only there were a law allowing sharing of data among agencies – for the children of course….

Well they shall wonder no longer! In a move designed to trace Mississippians from “Birth to Billet” (my catchy little phrase) all the data needed will be routed through interagency cooperation to create the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). Who will be involved in this little data collection scheme?

(a) The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE);
(b) The State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC)
(c) The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of 45 Higher Learning (IHL);
(d) The State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB);
(e) The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES)
(f) The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS)
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(g) The State Early Childhood Advisory Council (SECAC).

What exactly does the synopsis of HB 608 say? More

H.R. 6109:New Bill Requires Asking Children to Declare their Sexual Orientation

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010

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Will someone please shut off the lights and close the  door on Wisconsin?  If their legislators aren’t trying to figure out ways to harass and torment the agricultural sector, Herb Kohl keeps them busy trying to find ways to sell the whole state off to corporations.  Now comes this:

 Rep. Tammy Baldwin, believes that children should declare their sexual orientation if they access public education, or any of the vaccination programs or other activites provided by “public education”.  All of those programs on vaccines alone are enough to pull your kids out of public schools.  It is no one’s business what the sexual orientation of another person is, was or might be.  It is surely none of the school’s business.  School is for education, not for singling out those who might be different.  Maybe if we concentrated on actually educating the children rather than poking our government noses into something we have no business in, we might get kids graduating who could actually make change for a dollar and read beyond a 5th grade level!  More

School Supply List For 4th Graders : Condoms Not Required.

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

As the fall leaves turn to a brilliant tapestry in the NorthEast and school children return to have their little minds indoctrinated stroked into awareness, one item not on the school supply list for 4th Graders are condoms. The following items parents will be responsible for providing: More

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