Father Says Son Suspended For Standing Up To Bully

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Editors Opinion – Apparently “we have to stop bullying” means talking about it, not actually doing anything when it is actively going on.

Source http://chicago.cbslocal.com

(CBS) – A father says instead of his son being treated as a hero for preventing a bully from attacking another student, he was suspended.

The Elmwood Park family says they are outraged over the schools decision.

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports there’s a stir in the halls of Elmwood Park over what happened to Mark Rivera.

“It’s a really small community so I really can’t stand for someone to be bullied in a community it’s so small,” said Mark.

The football player just back after wrapping a suspension for confronting a bully, he says he sat and had a conversation with him before walking away.

“He said some comments so I turned back and I took a step forward,” Rivera said.

That, per the report, was physically assaultive, resulting in a suspension.

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13-Year-Old Gets Detention For Sharing His Lunch With A Friend At School

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Editors Opinion – It is sad that we now live in a time when children are guilted about the excesses in America and told that people are starving and they need to help.  In the same breath they are told “but you can share food with a hungry classmate right across the table from you”.  This is one of the more pathetic examples of idiots running our education system.  I would imagine any reader over 30 shared and traded lunch items in school.

Source http://elitedaily.com

An administrator at Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville, California, reportedly gave 13-year-old Kyle Bradford detention after the eighth grader shared his lunch with a friend.

The Trinity Alps Unified School District, which includes Weaverville Elementary, prohibits students from sharing food with each other, due to allergy and hygienic concerns.


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Teachers Union Sues Over Evaluations

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New Mexico’s second-largest teachers union filed a lawsuit Monday, asking a judge to declare the state’s teacher evaluation system illegal.

In the suit, the National Education Association New Mexico argues state law gives school districts authority over teacher evaluations and the system Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera put in place last year takes away that local control. Skandera launched the system last school year under an administrative rule after legislators twice rejected the plan.

The state Public Education Department called it a “frivolous” challenge timed to the fall elections.

The court action, filed in the 1st Judicial District, asks a judge to declare the evaluation system illegal and to prevent its further use.

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Student in Military Jacket Prompts Lockdown at Southington School

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JFK Middle School in Southington was on lockdown Tuesday after a student in a military-style jacket prompted concerns from staff members, who called police to report a suspicious person at the school.

The middle school, located at 1071 South Main Street, was placed on lockdown around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said a school employee spotted a suspicious man in the hallway and described him as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a green military-type jacket.

The school sent an alert to parents informing them of the incident as officers canvassed the area and searched the school grounds.

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