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For Over 50 Years, Chicago Public Schools Required Male Students to be in the Nude While Attending Swimming Classes. Only Female Students were Allowed to Wear Swimsuits.

In most countries, swimming lessons are attained during the curriculum process. Swimming test certificates are required for further training in aquatic abilities. Many countries have established a minimum swimming level that children should achieve by the end of primary school, in most cases with the assistance of school swimming classes that are part of the …

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How Did A High School in Philadelphia Spy on Their Students?

In 2010, the Lower Merion School District outside Philadelphia was caught red-handed for spying on their students at home. The school district eventually settled instead of going to trial. But the bigger question is, how did these things even happen? A Philadelphia high school has issued a laptop to their students. What the students did …

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How Did Jaime Escalante Help Students?

Teachers are often referred to as the unsung heroes of our society. Their dedication to the profession truly changes the path of misdirected youths. It goes without saying teachers are a vital part of every economy. There isn’t one without them. But have you heard of Jaime Escalante and how he changed the lives of …

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What is The Rubber Room?

While bad teachers are unusual, they are not unheard of. This led to most states requiring a college degree and a mentored student-teaching internship before being allowed to teach in the classroom. But did you know that there is a place for bad teachers that are already in the public school system? The Rubber Room …

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In 1992, a California middle school ordered teachers to cover up all “obscene” words in Fahrenheit 451 with black marker before issuing copies to students. The school stopped this practice after local newspapers commented on the irony of defacing a book that condemns censorship.

Fahrenheit 451 In the years since its publication, Fahrenheit 451 has occasionally been banned, censored, or redacted in some schools at the behest of parents or teaching staff either unaware of or indifferent to the inherent irony in such censorship. Notable incidents include: In 1987, Fahrenheit 451 was given “third tier” status by the Bay …

In 1992, a California middle school ordered teachers to cover up all “obscene” words in Fahrenheit 451 with black marker before issuing copies to students. The school stopped this practice after local newspapers commented on the irony of defacing a book that condemns censorship. Read More »