The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is going after a Louisiana public charter school that targets pregnant teenagers.
Delhi Charter School’s “Student Pregnancy Policy” states that if a girl refuses to take a pregnancy test — or turns up in class pregnant, she can be removed from class and sent home.
The ACLU claims the school’s policy violates the U.S. Constitution and federal laws against sexual discrimination.
ACLU executive director Marjorie R. Esman said the policy violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause because “boys who are expecting children — or who are suspected of having engaged in sexual activity — are not similarly treated.”
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Critics and child advocates called for the NCAA to levy the so-called “death penalty” on Penn State. But just moments ago, NCAA president Mark Emmert hit Penn State with a $60 million fine and a 4-year suspension during a press conference.
Saying Penn State was too big to fail, Emmert spared Penn State the dreaded “death penalty.” Instead, he stripped the school of its football wins from 1998 through 2011 — which places Joe Paterno behind football legends Eddie Robinson and Bear Bryant as the most winningest coaches in football history.
In addition to losing 1 year in football revenues, the NCAA also imposed a 4-year bowl ban on Penn State. The NCAA will allow Penn State football players to transfer to other schools where they will be eligible to play immediately.
The announcement came one day after demolition crews tore down the Joe Paterno statue on the Penn State campus. Paterno, who died in January, is accused of turning a blind eye toward the child molestation charges lodged against his former coach Jerry Sandusky.
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The Joe Paterno backlash continues: TMZ.com reports NIKE is changing the name on its Joe Paterno Child Care Center in the wake of news that the famed Penn State coach covered up allegations of child abuse against one of his coaches.
Nike President Mark Parker said in a statement, “With the findings released today, I have decided to change the name of our child care center at our World Headquarters.”
Former NFL great Warren Sapp added his voice to the protests, suggesting that the university remove the statue honoring Paterno from the campus.
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A former high school and collegiate basketball star-turned-coach was arrested and charged with having sex with the girls she coaches.
Marquita Adley (pictured), was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with three counts of sexual battery by a custodian on a victim under 18 years of age.
Adley was released on $15,000 bond after spending the night in jail. The West Broward High School girls basketball interim coach is accused of fondling a 16-year-old girl and committing other sex acts on her between April and June at the girl’s house, a teammate’s house and during a road trip.
The girl told police that she engaged in consensual sex with the coach. She said that she did not ask Adley to stop or push her away. But in Florida a 16-year-old can’t consent to sex with an adult.
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The NY Daily News exaggerates a surveillance video showing a teacher restraining a troubled 15-year-old boy in a New York school.
Using misleading language describing security dean Steven Hudson’s actions as a “severe beating,” the newspaper showed the video to student Kristoff John’s mom.
The troubled 15-year-old was restrained at Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.
“Oh my god!” she gasped when she saw Kristoff John being restrained during the March 6 incident at school. “No! No! No!”
“They lied to me!” the betrayed mom said tearfully when The News showed her the clip for the first time. “No one wants to see their son taken advantage of and beaten like this.”
After uniformed police arrive on the scene Kristoff continues to fight them as he is restrained.
“I was fearing for my life,” he said. “I was surprised he hit me. I didn’t have time to think,” said Kristoff.
In fact the boy is the aggressor. But you can’t tell that by reading the Daily News article.
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The son of rapper Snoop Dogg has 3 years to consider an offer to play on the UCLA football team with Sean Combs’ son, Justin (right).
The NY Time’s Page Six reports that Broadus’ high school, Diamond Bar, said on Twitter, “Cordell Broadus (2015) received his first offer from UCLA.” Broadus, a 6ft, 2in, 185-pound wide receiver, has three years of high school remaining.
Combs, a 5ft, 9in, 170-pound cornerback, made headlines when it came to light that he was offered a $54,000 scholarship to play for UCLA. To Justin’s detriment, his dad is a prodigious braggart who shamelessly flaunts his wealth and boasted about dropping $2 million at a Miami strip club.
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The Internet is a mess. A kindhearted bus monitor is taunted by schoolchildren, and the video of the teasing goes viral online.
The tabloid news media responded in typical over-the-top fashion (“I have to warn you, this video is hard to watch…”). The video contained no bloodshed or any hint of violence, yet a jaded public responded to the media hype by donating over $455,000 for the woman’s “vacation”.
Even the 68-year-old mild mannered Karen Klein thought the media and the public’s overreaction to the children’s taunting was disproportionate. The children’s behavior should have been handled by the school administration — IF the bus monitor reporter the incident to the school, which she didn’t.
But we’re living in the junk food Internet age, where prepackaged, instant news lacks nutritional value or journalistic credibility. And TV ratings commandeers all common sense.
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A social studies teacher in North Carolina was suspended with pay for threatening an anti-Obama student with arrest.
Tonya Dixon-Neely, who is black, took offense to the student challenging President Obama who criticized Mitt Romney for bullying when the future president himself bullied an overweight, black girl in high school.
In his best-selling book, Dreams From My Father, Mr. Obama recalled an incident when he shoved the girl and told her to get away from him because Mr. Obama didn’t want his white friends to believe he liked her. At the time, Mr. Obama wrote that he sought to impress his white friends by disrespecting the black girl.
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According to celebrity photographer Thad of Exclusiveaccess.net, rappers Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz gave back to the community in a big way today in South Florida!
Students at Carol City Senior High School in Miami got a major surprise this morning. Rihanna’s baby daddy, rapper Rick Ross made a special appearance at his high school alma mater to donate iPads to the CAP Program.
Ross was joined by music producer Swizz Beats, and together they distributed many pairs of Reebok sneakers to the boys and girls high school track team. The shoes are an incentive for students who successfully pass the college placement test administered at Carol City Senior High School.
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We would all be in big trouble if we were held to the same rigid standards that the media holds certain presidential candidates to.
GOP candidate Mitt Romney was forced to apologize today for boyhood pranks he committed while in high school decades ago. According to classmates of young Romney, Mitt allegedly cut the hair of a boy who he considered to be gay.
According to the liberal media, Romney objected to the boy’s bleached blonde locks. So he assembled “a posse” of friends to hold the boy down while he took a pair of scissors to his head.
The accusations came one day after President Obama made history by endorsing same sex marriages.
In a statement released today, Romney apologized for not being straitlaced and perfect in high school back in the 1960s.
Romney said: “Back in high school, you know, I did some dumb things. If anyone was hurt by that or offended by that, obviously I apologize. But overall, high school years were a long time ago.”
The boy whose hair was cut was expelled from high school for smoking and later died of liver cancer in 2004.
Too bad Mitt Romney didn’t know back then that he would be running for president in 2012, or he would have been as perfect as the rest of us.