The 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.
Christianity is under attack yet again, this time with the publication of a new book depicting Jesus Christ as a homosexual drug addict. Entitled The Final Testament of the Holy Bible and scheduled for publication on Good Friday, the book is written by James Frey, the notorious author of the controversial “non-fiction” book A Million Little Pieces, which was later exposed as a fictional tale.
A controversial website advertisement for the preppy clothing store J. Crew features a mother painting her son’s toenails a shade of neon pink. The woman in the advertisement is in fact the creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons.
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.