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School yoga class draws protests from christians.

http://www.nytimes.com

“They’re not just teaching physical poses, they’re teaching children how to think and how to make decisions,” Ms. Eady said.

And other amazing quotes from opponents from a COMPLETELY OPTIONAL school yoga program.

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Student expelled for refusing to wear RFID tracking chip badge

http://www.zdnet.com

Under the "Smart ID" program, ID badges have been issued with a tracking chip, which students must wear when attending school. The school badges, worn like a necklace, contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and links to their social security number. This allows the school to track the student's location after leaving campus and for as long as the badge is on the student's person.

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NC teacher's letter of resignation

http://dianeravitch.net

This NC teacher wrote a scathing letter of resignation in which she blasts the public school system and gets pretty specific. For anyone that believes in choices in/of education it's a good read.

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Teacher sends pics of her breasts to students, they are suspended

http://www.thesun.co.uk

The class had been playing with a school iPad during a lesson when the topless pictures popped up on the screen. The teacher's iPhone is believed to have accidentally synched with the tablet device — and transferred all her naughty private snaps. Four pupils playing a game on the iPad clicked on the folder and got a surprise peek. Now THEY have been suspended and threatened with expulsion from Highland Middle School in Anderson, Indiana, US.

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Teen electro-shock tortured for hours for not removing jacket

http://www.rawstory.com

Footage played in court this week shows former student Andre McCollins, then a disabled 18-year-old, strapped to a table and screaming savagely in pain as faculty applied 31 individual jolts of electricity over the course of seven hours. He was ultimately hospitalized. Andre is shown seated at a desk inside a classroom as a staff member asks him several times to remove his coat. He stays still, apparently not responding or removing his coat, until he is given a shock. He screams and falls to the floor, yelling as he tries to hide under his desk.

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Cop maces middle school kids for not going to class fast enough

http://www.cwarkansas.com

"Not knowing he was going to spray it I walked straight into it," Forney said.

Not only did she inhale it, but so did several other students. Three went to the hospital, and seventeen others left early.

"Everybody started hollering and we had people just gagging and throwing up and everything and I'm like what's going on?" Forney said.

Superintendent Jerry Payne confirmed a school resource officer did spray and said he did it to force students inside classrooms. Payne said the students took too long to get to class, so the officer pointed the spray toward the ground, not at students.

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Bishop says Hitler and Mussolini would love our public school system

http://cnsnews.com

Catholic bishop says 20th century dictators would have loved our current public school system.

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Police Patrolling Public Schools

http://www.guardian.co.uk

More and more US schools have police patrolling the corridors. Pupils are being arrested for throwing paper planes and failing to pick up crumbs from the canteen floor. Why is the state criminalising normal childhood behaviour?

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Student Punished for Self-reporting Small Pocket Knife

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

Why honesty isn't always the best policy and sometimes you should keep your mouth shut.

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School accused of putting autistic student in bag

http://news.yahoo.com

A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his mother, who said she found him wiggling inside as a teacher's aide stood by.

The mother of fourth-grader Christopher Baker said her son called out to her when she walked up to him in the bag Dec. 14. The case has spurred an online petition calling for the firing of school employees responsible.

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