Education

bag lunchA bizarre policy at one Chicago area public school has some parents — and students — up in arms. According to the Chicago Tribune, at the Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, “students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.”

Calif protestThe California Teachers Association is planning what it calls “State of Emergency” protests in order to achieve the objective of “forcing [the] legislature to pass tax extensions.” The Wisconsin-style protests have been approved by the California Teachers Association’s Council of Education, which wants to keep money flowing in a big way from California taxpayers into the coffers of public education. The protests are scheduled to last an entire week, from May 9-13.

A Mississippi judge appears to be on a personal fishing expedition to find all the home-schoolers in his jurisdiction — and despite federal law and his own state’s Education Department, he is not taking “no” for an answer.

The California Federation of Teachers, a branch of the AFL-CIO, recently adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The resolution was one of 30 adopted at the CFT’s 2011 convention, most of which pertained to the negotiations of teachers' benefits and student achievement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a conspicuous and consistent defender of abortion "rights," will host an event for alumni of Jesuit-run Georgetown University on April 30 in San Francisco, LifeSiteNews.com has reported.

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