The California State Senate voted this week to ban public and charter schools from suspending their students for acts of “willful defiance” against educators, administrators, and other staffers.
“Under the new version (Senate Bill 419), students in grades 4-8 wouldn’t be suspended for disrupting school activities or willfully defying school authorities, including teachers and staff. The bill would also ban schools from suspending students in grades 9-12 for the same thing until January 1, 2025. The law would apply to both public and charter schools,” reports CBS Sacramento.
According to the legislation, students can still be removed for other violations, including acts of violence, physical threats, possession of drugs and weapons, destruction of property, and more.
A similar bill was vetoed by former California Governor Jerry Brown.
“Teachers and principals are on the front lines educating our children and are in the best position to make decisions about order and discipline in the classroom,” he said at the time.
Read the full report at CBS Sacramento.
Cortez SLAMMED After Saying BERLIN WALL Built to 'Block Out People'
Recently sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to face fierce scrutiny regarding her recent social media posts Tuesday; coming under fire after she directly compared President Trump’s border security proposal to the Berlin Wall.
“I think it’s like the Berlin Wall. I think it’s like any other wall designed to separate human beings and block out people who are running away from the humanitarian disasters. I just think it’s wrong,” said Cortez.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says the wall is “a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin wall”
The Berlin wall was built to stop East Germans from escaping into West Germany
The goal of the border wall is to stop illegal immigration and trafficking pic.twitter.com/MbFWitkFBi
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 18, 2019
“People who compare the US-Mexico border wall to the Berlin wall failed or slept through the easiest history classes in middle school and high school,” wrote one user on social media.
Dear @AOC: Let me serve as your private professor here. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people inside the socialist/communist utopia and stop them from fleeing to the decadent capitalist west. So as the New Millennial Lenin, you might want to refrain from using this example.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) February 19, 2019
“Dear @AOC: Let me serve as your private professor here. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people inside the socialist/communist utopia and stop them from fleeing to the decadent capitalist west. So as the New Millennial Lenin, you might want to refrain from using this example,” added another.
Read the full story at Fox News.
BAD EDUCATION: Florida Teacher FIRED After Refusing to Comply with ‘NO ZERO’ Grade Policy
A teacher in Florida was abruptly removed from the classroom this week after she refused to comply with the district’s “no zero” grading policy; requiring all instructors to give students at least 50% on all assignments -even projects not handed in.
According to NBC, Diane Tirado was fired from a West Palm Beach school for dishing out 0% grades to all her students that refused to submit assignments.
“What if they don’t turn anything in?” Tirado said she asked administrators. “‘We give them a 50.’ I go, ‘Oh, we don’t.’ This is not kosher.’”
“You were right about not giving people 50s because why would you give them half credit for doing nothing?” wrote one student after her removal.
“I’m so upset because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it’s not real,” Tirado added.
Read the full report here.