Teach Kids Not Stereotypes

I’m a first grade teacher. Some of my students who are only six years old already believe stereotypes about boys and girls. But at least they are in a coed classroom where they can learn differently.

But some people still want to push “separate but equal” classrooms where boys and girls are kept apart. It doesn’t work!

“For example, teachers are instructed that girls should not have time limits on tests because, unlike boys, girls’ brains cannot function well under these conditions; and that boys who like to read, do not enjoy contact sports and do not have a lot of close male friends should be firmly disciplined, required to spend time with ‘normal males’ and made to play sports.”

Learn more at https://www.aclu.org/womens-rights/teach-kids-not-stereotypes

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Why are Children Overweight? 95210

Why are American children overweight? Because they eat too much junk food and don’t exercise enough. Duh.

The obesity rate in children is four times what it was a few decades ago. Why?

I teach first grade and almost all my kids ride in a bus or a car to school. When I was a kid more of us rode bikes or walked to school in groups. I hear about all the TV shows they watch and video games they play which is too much. If you’re watching TV you aren’t exercising.

And more people eat more meals at fast food places that are high in fat, sugar, and salt and low in nutrients. And kids and adults eat too much food.

For kids, remember 95210 for each day:

9 hours of sleep

5 servings of fruit and vegetables

2 hours maximum of TV, video games and computer

1 hours of physical activity

0 drinks with added sugar



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Forced Computer Tracking Over in San Antonio Schools

no666sAndrea Hernandez is back in high school in San Antonio after being expelled for refusing to wear “the mark of the beast.”  On October 1, 2012, John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School began forcing students to wear RFID tracking badges as part of the “Student Locator Project.”  The school claimed it helped them track students and keep accurate attendance records.

Hernandez was suspended from the school for refusing to wear the badge for religious reasons, linking it to the “mark of the beast” in the biblical book of Revelation.  The Rutherford Institute filed a suit on behalf of Hernandez, and on November 21, 2012, a judge tentatively blocked the suspension. Hernandez was expelled from the school in January 2013.  This week, the high school student was allowed to re-enter the school which had abandoned the RFID project.

One critical problem that seldom gets mentioned in these reports is this: if the government can track you, so can anyone who can access your signal.

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If this blog entry looks similar to what you’ll find at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jay_High_School_(San_Antonio)#Student_Locator_Project, well that’s because I wrote that too.

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