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2012 WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL NEWS
THE FOLLOWING HEADLINES ARE SIMILAR TO HEADLINES FROM THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE SAME (OR WORSE) WILL HAPPEN NEXT YEAR! THESE INCIDENTS REPRESENT ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE SMALL "BIBLE BELT" STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA! MANY OTHER SERIOUS INCIDENTS ARE NOT MADE PUBLIC..
SADLY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE CHILDREN CANNOT BE CHANGED. DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE THAT YOUR CHILD WILL MAKE IT UNHARMED? EVEN IF A SERIOUS EVENT DOES NOT SHATTER YOUR CHILD, THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID EXPOSING YOUR CHILD TO THINGS THAT WILL HARM HIM/HER EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, AND/OR SPIRITUALLY.
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO GET OUR CHILDREN TO THE SAFETY OF HOMESCHOOLS OR CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS. THE DANGER OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS CONVINCED A LOT OF NON-CHRISTIANS TO ABANDON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. CHRISTIANS HAVE THE BIBLICAL MANDATE TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN ACCORDING TO DEUTERONOMY 6:7 AND COLOSSIANS 2:3.
WE MUST RESCUE OUR CHILDREN!
"Christian parents are _commanded_ to place their children under godly and Christian teaching, not neo-pagan or humanistic instruction. Whether we acknowledge it or not, only two choices remain-- obedience or disobedience to God’s commands. (See Col. 2:8; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Deut. 6:1-9; Mal. 4:6; 2 Cor. 6:14-19 along with Luke 6:40. Matt. 22:37-38 and Eph. 6:4)" E. Ray Moore.
In the governor’s own words: From Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s 2012 State of the State address: “Let me be clear that nothing is more important to creating good jobs than providing a world class education for both our children and adults. The world economy demands lifetime learning. We must start by refocusing our education system on the best interest of the student. If we want our children to have a future of their own choosing, we must meet their educational needs from the first day of school until graduation and beyond. We must elevate our aspirations, and challenge one another to participate in the world as productive, income-earning members of society.” Karl’s comment: This is pontificating political prattle that perpetuates the propaganda that public schools can be preserved. The purpose is to keep the pennies coming in from taken in tax-payers. See the previous State of the State speeches.
WE MUST RESCUE OUR CHILDREN!!
Be sure to see the 2012 REPORT OF WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL TEST PERFORMANCE. (Also see March 19, May 12, May 22 and July 25 below.)
(Note: Some of the links are closed by the media outlet after a period of time. All articles can be found by contacting the news source.)
It’s now time for public education in West Virginia to be accountable (July 29, 2012)
From the article: In West Virginia, public education consumes more than 50 percent of the state’s annual operating budget despite a continuing slide in the number of students enrolled in public schools. For decades, education lobbyists have hammered legislators for not providing ever-increasing amounts of funding to support the state Department of Education’s perceived funding needs. Their rallying cry to improving the state’s educational outcomes has always been, “More money! More money!” Consider these facts: West Virginia’s spending on public education — on a per capita basis — is among the highest in the nation even though state per capita income ranks next to last...If throwing more money at public education is the answer, West Virginia test scores and levels of preparedness for college should rank near the top. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. Karl’s comment:
Unfortunately the editorialist wants to “place more control back in the hands of local school administrators, teachers and staff.” That was what we teachers got during the 1990 statewide teacher strike strike. It is illogical to let (not my analogy of course, but nevertheless quite apropos) the inmates control the asylum. The answer, as I have proclaimed since I “saw the light” is educational freedom. Christian parents, being obedient to the Word, should lead the way out of government education.
Teacher Sentenced for Sending Nude Pictures to Student (July 28, 2012)
From the article: A former teacher will spend several years behind bars after pleading guilty to sending nude photos of himself to a high school student..(He) had worked as a teacher at Laurel Elementary School, but resigned after being charged. Police arrested him in April 2011 after a parent complained he had sent nude pictures to their 15-year-old daughter. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of student-teacher sex throughout the WV School news headlines.
2 Mingo teachers indicted for child abuse, battery (July 27, 2012)
From the article: A special needs teacher and a teacher’s aid (sic) pleaded not guilty in Mingo County Circuit Court to charges they abused students at Riverside Elementary. (One) was charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in injury and one count of misdemeanor battery. (The other) was indicted for one count of battery. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services after allegations the teachers used inappropriate disciplinary methods when dealing with special needs students. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of violence throughout the WV School news headlines.
National Report Ranks W.Va. 47th In Education (July 25, 2012)
From the articles: The 2012 KIDS COUNT data book released Wednesday ranks West Virginia 47th in the nation in education. According to the report, 79% of the state's eighth-graders aren't proficient in math. Seventy-three percent of fourth-graders aren't proficient in reading.>>> Startling numbers released today rank West Virginia one of the worst for education in the country. "It really saddens me because I’m afraid. Are my kids going to get a good education or not?" Former teacher and mother of 5 Rebecca Schlies isn't surprised by the kids count report released Wednesday....ranking West Virginia 47 out or 50 when it comes to education. "Even before this came out, I’ve decided to homeschool 2 of my 5 children because I’m dissatisfied with what I’m seeing."... West Virginia Kid's Count executive director Margie Hale says must improve."They're not going to make it. If you can't read then you can't learn. So it's very tragic." Karl’s comment: No one who is attuned to what is happening in government schools found the report “startling.” The former teacher has got it! The WV KIDS COUNT director wants the state to “to invest more in early childhood education.” KIDS COUNT is a project of the Casey Foundation which supports charter and small public schools. I address that in mistaken idea “Taxpayers Get Tested” (may need to scroll down). Also see the 2012 REPORT OF WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL TEST PERFORMANCE.
Kanawha schools, ex-vice principal reach settlement (July 10, 2012)
From the article: According to witness depositions, (the vice-principal) often referred to ladies' undergarments as "Victoria Secrets"; intentionally poured a liquid down a girl's pants; allowed a student to sit on his lap; berated (the) school nurse...after a disagreement; made deals by telling students who got in trouble that they could lessen their discipline troubles if they told on other kids; and taught a class that was closely tied to his scuba-diving business. (The principal) made school announcements and used the school telephone to promote the diving business... (The vice-principal) alleged that (Superintendent) Duerring told him more than 10 years ago to "make deals" with children of influential people so that Duerring would not have to hear their complaints... According to a Charleston police report filed in January 2008, school officials found prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, a "green leafy substance," a Taser and a knife in (the vice-principal’s) office. The items had been obtained from numerous students over five years, according to the police report. Karl’s comment: We only know part of what went on in this, the most elite, Kanawha County school.
SCIENCE SCORES STINK (June 25, 2012)
(Proof: 2012 here and before and beyond—check the West Virginia News in the future)
Note: This headline is provided by Karl Priest.
Since science is the source of this ministry’s focus I am altering this News Headline format. See the Nation’s Report Card 2012.
School employee asks for police protection (June 12, 2012)
From the article: An old problem reared it's (sic)head again Monday night at the June meeting of the Man Town Council when a school employee complained about the lack of police protection at the Man Middle School area... "We desperately need police protection," she said. "We recently had an incident about three weeks ago, where one of the students assaulted some of the staff. We called the police and nobody showed up. We called the Sheriff's Department but nobody came." Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of violence throughout the WV School news headlines.
Girls charged in last-day school bus fight (June 1, 2012)
From the article: A fight between some girls on a moving Morgan County school bus on the last day of school injured several students, with one receiving a concussion. Morgan County Deputy Kevin Barney said he is bringing criminal charges of battery against two eighth grade girls from Warm Springs Middle School and a fifth grader from Warm Springs Intermediate School. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of student-teacher sex throughout the WV School news headlines.
Former Roane County School Employee Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography (June 11, 2012)
From the article: (He) worked as an information technology specialist for Roane County schools before his arrest in 2009...“Crimes like this make me sick, and they make me angry,” said U.S. Attorney Goodwin. “There’s no other way to say it. To get pleasure from the sexual abuse of children is one of the most disgusting and shameful things imaginable. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of student-teacher sex throughout the WV School news headlines. Also see the comments on this issue on the main WV News page.
Wood BoE settles teacher assault case for $36K (May 31, 2012)
From the article: The Wood County Board of Education has reached an out-of-court settlement with a Pleasants County couple whose daughter was assaulted by her former teacher. The Board on April 9 agreed to pay (the paents) $36,000 following claims they made their daughter, (who), suffered emotional distress after she "was the subject of inappropriate physical contact" 18 months ago by (him), then a teacher at Williamstown High School... According to court records, the (parents) claims stemmed from a Dec. 9, 2010 incident where (he) "came at Brenda with his pen or pencil in his hand holding it in a downward stabbing matter." After that he, "[g]rabbed from behind pulling her head against his chest holding her chin with one hand and the pen or pencil with the other hand up to her face and eye.".. Records show nine months before the incident with Runnion, then 14, another WHS student, Kelli Edman, accused Butta of grabbing her, and chocking her by the neck. Karl’s comment: Pathetic.... Read more>> Insects :: Incredible and Inspirational