Oakland schools to allow feds monitor treatment of black students

Interesting story I found on the LA Times: The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow federal officials to monitor the district’s efforts to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions of its African American students. The resolution, which the Oakland school board passed unanimously, closes an […]

From the WTF Files: Virginia school district rejects Michelle Obama’s request to visit

Virginia’s Chesterfield County School District on Friday denied a request by First Lady Michelle Obama to visit one of their elementary schools. The first lady wanted to speak during a campaign stop on Tuesday, but the district denied her request, citing school policy. Chesterfield school officials refused to discuss the Obama campaign request or even acknowledge […]

>”My rights as a parent are being circumvented”

>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure everyone is aware of President Barack Obama’s plans to address elementary school students on Tuesday in a speech that will challenge “students to work diligently and set educational goals,” according to examiner.com’s article on Wednesday. Sounds innocent and harmless, right? Well, not to those on the […]