School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs

Draft legislation also proposes maximum fine of €150,000 in most serious cases The French parliament has voted to make school bullying a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison, as MPs said society needed a wake-up call on the seriousness of children targeting their peers. The proposed law was supported by EmmanuelContinue reading “School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs”

All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence

Fighters say the group empowers women, who have been targeted by soldiers in village raids. Activists in Myanmar’s Sagaing region have formed the country’s first women-only anti-junta militia, a collection of students, teachers, farmers and white-collar workers fighting to take back the country from well-armed government troops who toppled the democratically elected government in aContinue reading “All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence”

Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings

“My God! A parent did a Nazi salute at a school board because they thought the policies were oppressive,” Cruz mockingly declared before noting it’s protected speech. During a fiery Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at one point defended parents throwing up Nazi salutes at school board meetings. Cruz, along withContinue reading “Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings”

Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice

Brewery’s Super PAC fed up with “anti-science’ school boards, helps parents sue. A Wisconsin brewery that says it’s fed up with “anti-science,” “Tucker Carlson-watching zombies” is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company’s Super PAC has helpedContinue reading “Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice”

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

The number of pupils absent from England’s state schools rose by two-thirds to 204,000 in the fortnight to Thursday, 30 September. Department for Education figures show 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on this day. The figures are the second batch of fortnightly statistics to be published since schools returned withContinue reading “School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight”

Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room

Video and pictures spread over social media depicting students protesting inside and outside of the school. Dozens of Temple High School students staged a protest Wednesday morning in support of a transgender student who was denied female bathroom and locker room privileges.  “I just wanted to help make a change. Do whatever I could,” saidContinue reading “Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room”

US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’

Missouri teacher John Wallis resigned after he was threatened with termination for displaying a pride flag in his classroom. A parent complained about Wallis, saying he “would potentially teach their child to be gay,” NBC News reported. After resigning, Wallis filed a civil rights complaint for employment discrimination. A Missouri teacher resigned from his jobContinue reading “Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’”

Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call

Villagers report school students mong those killed amid fighting with government troops near Gangaw township Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said. The fighting near Gangaw township in the north-westernContinue reading “Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call”

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