After criticism from 8-year-old, Tennessee lawmaker withdraws welfare bill

You don’t too often about children standing up for the rights of those who are receiving government assistance. Meet Aamira Fetuga, an 8-year-old home schooled student who hounded Tennessee Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield for his sponsorship of a bill that would tie welfare benefits to how students performed in the classroom. Aamira on Thursday confronted […]

Tennessee lawmaker: tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance

How do you fight the war on poverty? Require those receiving government assistance to make sure their children are excelling in school, according to one Tennessee state senator. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would cut welfare benefits to parents whose children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” in school, a move he […]

DOJ: District operates ‘school to prison’ pipeline

Interesting Associated Press story that appeared on The Huffington Post: Officials in east Mississippi operate a “school-to-prison pipeline” that incarcerates students for disciplinary infractions as minor as dress code violations with a policy that affects mostly black and disabled children, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. The Justice Department said police in the city of […]

School changes pregnancy policy after national pressure

You can’t deny the clout the ACLU has when it comes to highlighting civil liberties violations. The organization put national pressure on Delhi Charter School once it was revealed the school had been requiring students to take pregnancy tests to confirm suspicions that they were knocked up. Now, the school is backtracking and changing its […]

SPLC files complaint against school district, cites Twitter rant of employee

Who knew Twitter would be the go-to social media app where folks can express their racist views unabashed. A Jefferson Parish, La., school psychologist Mark Traina, who went on a racist rant about so-called “young black thugs.” Traina made the tweets in January, but recently came to light when the Southern Poverty Law Center filed […]

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