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Don't blame school shootings on kids being bulliedDecember 4, 2007
You have no right to assault other students, physically or verbally, for any reason. Period. Disabled kids? Fat kids? Nerds? Not OK. Bullying is not wrong because Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Walt Whitman or Helen Keller were admirable people. And it's not wrong because the worm might turn up with a gun. It's just wrong. The Columbine killers and their imitators want to be famous. They're not seeking justice against bullies, just TV coverage and the online adulation of adolescent losers. Sometimes, it's not bullies at school. It's mental illness and incompetent parenting.
From underreporting violence to inflating graduation rates to fudging testscores, educators are lying to the American publicJune 30, 2005
In the 2003-04 school year only 26 of the nation's 91,000 public schools were labeled persistently dangerous. Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia proudly reported that they were home to not a single unsafe school. That would be news to the parents of James Richardson, a 17-year-old football player at Ballou Senior High in Southeast Washington, D.C., who was shot inside the school that very year. It would be news to quite a few people: The D.C. Office of the Inspector General reports that during that school year there were more than 1,700 "serious security incidents" in city schools, including 464 weapons offenses.
Smaller campuses are the safestMarch 3, 2005
Violent crimes are more likely to occur in large schools. Thirty-three percent of schools with 1,000 or more students experienced a serious violent crime, while just 4 percent to 9 percent of small- and medium-size schools had a similar occurrence.
Think tank recommends changing methods of school violence reportingJanuary 27, 2005
There were 14 sex offenses, 53 robberies, and 22 assaults with deadly weapons at Los Angeles' Locke High School during the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 school years. In April 2003 there was a lunchtime brawl at the school involving an estimated 300 students. Yet, Locke doesn't qualify as a "persistently dangerous" school by California's standards.
Best Practices to Keep Kids SafeJanuary 1, 2005
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- Sick: NYC's Bill de Blasio Puts Politics Before Poor Kids
March 9th, 2014
- A Private Model for Learning
A. Barton Hinkle
March 3rd, 2014
- De Blasio Finds New Way to Screw Over New York City Minorities
March 3rd, 2014
- Coding Boot Camps Can Get Students Jobs; CA is Busting Them (Nanny of the Month, February 2014)
March 3rd, 2014
- Is U.S. Economic Stagnation Inevitable?
February 28th, 2014
- A Shocking Number of States Still Allow Public School Teachers to Spank Students
February 27th, 2014
- American Flag Ruled a Disruptive School Influence
February 27th, 2014
- Facebook's Next Goal: Bring (Almost) Free, High Quality Education to Rwanda
February 25th, 2014
- Online Higher Education Retools
February 24th, 2014
- Common Core Supporter Engages Imaginary Criticisms; Next Step: Real Opponents
February 21st, 2014
- Bizarre H.S. Biology Lesson Teaches Promiscuity, Fails at Blood-Typing
February 19th, 2014
- Testing Her Patience
February 11th, 2014
- Is Matt Damon Right That Tenure is Vital for K-12 Teachers?
February 8th, 2014
- The Future of School Choice in America with Lisa Snell, Andrew Campanella, Lisa Keegan, Lance Izumi, and Larry Sand
February 7th, 2014
- The Revolution in School Choice and Student-Based Funding
February 6th, 2014
- Hey! Kids! Leave Those Teachers Alone!
February 5th, 2014
- Anything Not Permitted Is Forbidden: Code Camp Edition
January 31st, 2014
- State Department Bans Coursera From Educating Underprivileged Foreigners
January 30th, 2014
- Obama Should Shut Up About Race to the Top Already
January 29th, 2014
- Schooling for Troubled Kids, from the Libertarian Tradition
January 27th, 2014
- Is New Jersey's Charter School Movement Faltering?
January 24th, 2014
- How Candy Snorting Went From a Joke to an Epidemic (Yet Remained a Joke)
January 23rd, 2014
- Rolling Back Zero Tolerance: Oklahoma Edition
January 16th, 2014
- Obama Administration Targets School ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies – Mostly Because They’re Racist, Not Because They’re Stupid and Terrible
January 9th, 2014
- Instapundit: Consider Alternative Schooling
January 6th, 2014
- Bullying: A Flawed Solution to a Misunderstood Problem (9/4)
- It Isn't the Bullying, Stupid, It's the Parenting (12/4)
- How Schools Underreport Violence, Cheat No Child Left Behind (6/30)
- Break Up LAUSD's Violent Schools (3/3)
- Study: 75 Percent of Large School Districts Do Not Share School Crime Data On Web Sites (1/27)
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