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School Now ‘Supports’ Bullied 9-Year Old, Says He Can Bring My Little Pony Backpack To Class

by David Badash ● 1:09 PM March 21, 2014
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Bullied nine-year old Grayson Bruce can bring his now-famous banned My Little Pony backpack back to class with him.

Discrimination

Catholic School Quits Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Because Gays Allowed

by David Badash ● 1:08 PM March 3, 2014
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A Catholic school has announced they will not be in the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade this year because a gay organization will, for the first time ever, be marching.

News

School Cafeteria Confiscates Lunches From Hands Of 40 Kids For Insufficient Funds

by David Badash ● 10:14 AM January 31, 2014
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40 elementary school kids in Utah had their school lunches taken out of their hands and thrown in the trash in front of them. The reason? Insufficient funds on their meals cards.

Discrimination

Lawmaker: Cut Welfare To Families Whose Kids Don’t Do Well In School

by David Badash ● 9:30 AM January 27, 2013
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Sen. Stacey Campfield wants to cut welfare to families if their children don’t perform well in school, calling it a step toward “breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Guns

6th Grader Brings Gun To School, Says He Was Following Parents’ Direction After Newtown

by David Badash ● 1:44 PM December 18, 2012
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A sixth grade boy brought a gun to school yesterday, he says on his parents’ direction so he could protect himself after Friday’s Newtown, Connecticut massacre.

News

CT Gunman Had ‘Altercation’ With School Staff One Day Before Massacre

by David Badash ● 1:35 PM December 15, 2012
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The Newtown, CT gunman had an “altercation” with four members of the school’s staff one day before massacring 26 people including 20 elementary school children.

Analysis

On Our Radar – Abstinence Only Sex Education, The American Version Of The Taliban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:03 AM October 14, 2012

In Pakistan, the Taliban tries to keep girls uneducated and sexually repressed with beatings and bullets. In America, congress does the same thing with money. Today, abstinence only sex education and the lives it destroys are On Our Radar.

News

Former Catholic School Student Sues Principal For Sexual Assault

by David Badash ● 4:30 PM August 17, 2012

A former Catholic school student is suing his former principal for sexual assault which he says took place “several times a week” in the Texas school in the 1980s.

Civil Rights

Pregnant? Suspected Of Being Pregnant? You Just Got Kicked Out Of School

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM August 7, 2012
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A Louisiana charter school’s policy states if you’re pregnant or suspected of being pregnant — and refuse to take a pregnancy test — you’re kicked out of school.

Bigotry Watch

Christian School Rejects Young Boy Because He Has Two Gay Dads

by David Badash ● 9:34 PM July 25, 2012
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The Hope Christian School, a Christian school in Albuquerque, NM, has rejected a three-year old boy from their pre-school program because he has two gay dads.

Celebrities

Glee’s Chris Colfer: ‘I was harassed at school every day, called faggot’

by David Badash ● 1:05 PM July 12, 2012
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Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on “Glee,” says “I was harassed at school every day, called ‘faggot’, I had things taped to my back,” in a U.K. interview.

Bigotry Watch

Lawsuit: Child Perceived Gay Beaten And Bullied Daily. School Solution: Enroll In Sports

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM June 5, 2012

Parents have filed a federal lawsuit after their child was continuously beaten and bullied on a daily basis because students and school personnel thought he was gay.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Activist Who Likens Gays To Necrophiliacs Is A School Teacher

by Scott Rose ● 8:00 AM February 24, 2012
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Tanya Ditty, of Concerned Women for America, who testified to the Georgia House and likened gays to necrophiliacs, is also a Georgia school teacher.

Bigotry Watch

Gay Marriage 101: Watch “Professor” Santorum Try To School New Hampshire Class

by David Badash ● 6:28 PM January 5, 2012
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“Professor” Rick Santorum today got schooled by students at New England College in Concord, New Hampshire, about same-sex marriage equality.