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A Latina mother who recorded her daughter being paddled by an elementary school principal has filed a lawsuit against the school district.

Melissa Carter, principal of Central Elementary School in Clewiston, is accused of paddling a 6-year-old female student for damaging a school computer.

The unidentified mother was called to the school on April 13 to pay a $50 fee for the damaged computer. She said when she arrived to pay the fee, she saw her daughter, the principal, and a school clerk waiting inside the principal's office.

She said Carter and the clerk escorted her and her daughter to the child's classroom where Carter beat the minor child with a wooden paddle in front of other students.

The mother began secretly recording as Carter and the clerk bent her daughter over a table.

The mother said she didn't understand what was happening due to a language barrier. She said she recorded the paddling because she didn't think anyone would believe the cruelty taking place at the school.

"The hatred with which she hit my daughter, I mean it was a hatred that, really I've never hit my daughter like she hit her," the mother told WINK News in Spanish. The mom said she never hits her daughter at home.

She said her child suffers from psychological and emotional disorders, as well as physical bruises from the paddling.

The video sparked outrage after it was posted on social media. many were shocked that this archaic, outdated mode of punishment was still occurring in public schools.

The mother pressed assault charges, and the Clewiston Police Department has turned the investigation over to the State Attorney's Office.

School district officials said Carter's actions went directly against the anti-corporal punishment policy in the school district.

Paddling and other forms of cruel corporal punishment have been outlawed in most civilized jurisdictions. But there are still pockets of resistance in the Deep South.

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A Wisconsin high school principal has apologized for separating white people from people of color to discuss police brutality in Zoom meetings.

West High School Principal Karen Boran sent two separate email links to parents fpr Zoom meetings. One link was for parents "of color" and the other link went to white parents, according to The Federalist.

Parents were invited to "join the Zoom space where you most closely identify" to discuss "all the police brutality and violence that is going on."

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) sent a letter to Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Carlton Jenkins explaining the problems with racial segregation in 2021.

According to WILL, the email discriminated against parents who weren't white or Black.

"Racial segregation is never beneficial or benign. It is our hope that the leadership at MMSD take this opportunity to commit the school district to the principle of equality and end all racial segregation immediately," wrote Dan Lennington, WILL deputy counsel.

West High School Principal Karen Boran apologized , telling the Wisconsin State Journal that her email "did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values." She added that the "wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity."

West High School was also criticized for separating people by their skin color during an affinity event last year.

Last summer, the school hosted "virtual discussion spaces" for students and staff separated by skin color.

The high school administration apologized then, too.

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Russell and Ciara Wilson provided students in West Seattle with sound financial advice and cash to help break the cycle of poverty.

The A-list couple surprised students at the Denny International Middle School via a virtual visit. They talked to the students about financial literacy and building wealth.

They also donated $40 seed money ($36,000) to 900 students so each student can open their own bank account.

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Russell, 32, and Ciara, 35, taught the students about investing and compounding interest in their savings accounts. The children were told they can't touch the funds in their bank accounts until they turn 18 years old.

"All these things can pay back tremendously if you invest in them in the right way," Ciara said. "Investing is very powerful, and it will also allow you to create an opportunity to build legacy for your family."

The virtual event was arranged in partnership with the NFL Player's Association and Goalsetter, the New York-based financial technology company.

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Georgia mom Courtney Ann Taylor went viral this week after she pleaded with school board members to end the Covid-19 mask mandate in schools.

Taylor addressed Gwinnett County Board of Education members at its meeting on April 15. She ripped the members for dragging their feet on the mask mandate for over a month.

"If you truly mean that you would end the mask requirement tonight," Taylor said.

She noted that it's been over a year since the pandemic started, several vaccines are available, and every adult who wants the vaccines can have one.

"Every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus, and that's a blessing" she said. "But as the adults what have we done with that blessing? We've shoved it to the side and we've said, 'we don't care. You're still going to wear a mask on your face every day ... You still can't play together on the playground like normal children ... We don't care. We're still going to force you to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.' Shame on us!"

Taylor said that her 6-year-old daughter complains that she doesn’t want to wear the mask anymore.

"It's April 15, 2021, and it's time. Take these masks off of my child," Taylor said, as the room erupted in applause.

The video of Taylor's emotional plea went viral on social media.

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Latinx activists in Chicago protested renaming a middle school after Barack and Michele Obama on Tuesday.

The activists are against the school board renaming Jefferson Middle School to Barack & Michelle Obama Middle School.

The group protested before a hearing of the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 Board of Education, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The school board held its first in-person meeting on Tuesday at the Brookside campus of Waukegan High School.

According to the Tribune, they chose not to vote on renaming one of two middle schools after the Obamas.

Another meeting is scheduled for April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Brookside Campus. Latinx activists vow to hold demonstrations at that board meeting as well.

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Oscar Arias, a Waukegan native and former student, said Obama deported more than 3 million Mexicans during his two terms. While his successor, former President Donald Trump, deported less people.

Arias said he still remembers the fearful looks on the faces of fellow students who arrived home to find their parents were deported.

He said, the fear in their eyes "still resonates with me."

Arias suggested renaming the middle school after the late U.S. Congressman John L. Lewis.

"Lewis truly embodies the progressive and multicultural spirit of Waukegan," Arias said.

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A San Francisco school board member refuses to resign after her old tweets resurfaced calling Asian Americans "house ni**ers" who "embrace white supremacist thinking" to get ahead.

School board Vice President Alison Collins is under fire for her 2016 tweets attacking Asian Americans. On Sunday, 19 school administrators called for Collins to resign, but she refused.

In a series of tweets from 2016, Collins asked her Twitter followers to send her examples of anti-Black racism or bullying by Asian students to combat anti-Black racism.

"I'm looking to combat anti-black racism in the Asian community at my daughters' mostly Asian Am school," she tweeted.

In a follow-up tweet she wrote, "Many Asian Ss and Ts I know won't engage in critical race convos unless they see how they are impacted by white supremacy."

In another tweet she noted that Asians "use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and 'get ahead'."

"Where are the vocal Asians speaking up against Trump? Don't Asian Americans know they are on his list as well?"

School officials called for Collins to resign her position. They said Collins' tweets "perpetuate gross and harmful stereotypes and leave no room for nuance or potential misunderstanding".

Multiple news media outlets referred to Collins's race as "Black" and they point to Collins as an example of anti-Asian racism in the Black community.
 

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Divorce rates have spiked in America during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The divorce rate, normally the highest in the world, is 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to the NY Post.

One Texas school teacher hoped a new lesson would help change the relationship dynamics between males and females that lead to higher divorce rates.

Titled "Rules for Chivalry", the class assignment teaches young students how to be proper ladies and gentlemen.

The rules for girls include "dress in a feminine manner to please men", "address all men respectfully by title" and "obey any reasonable request by a male".

Additionally, girls are instructed to "walk behind men", not to "criticize men" or "complain or whine".

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There were also a set of rules for boys, instructing them to "dress in jackets and ties or suits", "treat ladies with respect", "show courtesy and assist women", assist ladies to seat themselves at a table, and "pay for all expenses during dates".

These rules are routinely taught to children in other cultures where the divorce rates are significantly lower than in America.

Despite the fact that the rules have proven effective in other cultures, the class was canceled due to the fierce public backlash.

The Shallowater school district released a statement saying the assignment "does not reflect our district and community values. The matter has been addressed with the teacher, and the assignment was removed."

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A Utah charter school is catching heat for allowing Caucasian parents to opt their children out of Black History Month lessons. February is Black History Month in America.

Maria Montessori Academy Director Micah Hirokawa issued a statement, saying he "reluctantly" sent a letter to parents informing them that they are able "to exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school."

Hirokawa expressed disappointment in the parents’ decision not to participate in lessons related to Black history, saying, "We should not shield our children from the history of our Nation, the mistreatment of its African American citizens, and the bravery of civil rights leaders, but should educate them about it." It was noted that of the 322 students who are enrolled at the school, only three students are Black.

By comparison, parents who object to schools teaching their children gender equality and LGBT+ classes are not able to opt their children out of the classes due to former President Barack Obama's executive orders that made the classes part of the mandatory health curriculum in public schools.

Since facing public backlash, the Utah school has reportedly reversed its decision, saying parents can no longer opt their children out of Black History Month lessons.

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A North Carolina news outlet sparked outrage on social media after publishing an editorial cartoon depicting prominent GOP politicians as KKK bigots.

WRAL, an NBC affiliate based in Raleigh, NC, labeled Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and State Board of Education member Olivia Oxendine as members of the Ku Klux Klan for objecting to teaching Black Lives Matter's critical race theory in the state's public schools.

Under the proposed curriculum, children as young as elementary school age will be introduced to racial politics, gender and transgender identities and dismantling the nuclear family headed by 2 heterosexual parents.

The Black Lives Matter-authored curriculum teaches children that they were "assigned" a gender at birth and they can be whatever gender they choose to be.

In the cartoon, an elephant, holding a copy of the state's proposed curriculum, is dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe, while declaring, "we prefer to start with a clean sheet."

Robinson, who is Black, slammed WRAL as "vile" for publishing the cartoon, drawn by 8th-grade social studies teacher Dennis Draughon, during Black History Month in America.

"On the second day of Black History Month, the first black Lt. Governor of North Carolina has been portrayed as such by one of the largest news outlets in this state," Robinson said. "It's something we cannot stand for."

Oxendine, the board's only Native American member, voiced her opposition to the proposed social studies standards, saying it gives "the feeling of America the oppressor, not America the land of opportunity."

Twitter user @flyfischer4428 slammed WRAL, writing: "I CANNOT believe how offensive this is. @markrobinsonNC is black. Olivia Oxendine is a Native American. @WRAL, @wlos this cartoon should be a story by itself."

Another Twitter user, @LotusBlossom44, wrote: "Wow. I thought WRAL couldn't sink any lower. This is shameful in so many ways. Calling GOP the KKK for not wanting to include race-based ideologies in the educational curriculum?"

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Democrat lawmakers are eager to put Covid-19 behind them and reopen schools and restaurants "as soon as possible."

After single-handily destroying New York City's economy by ordering restaurants and other businesses shut down for months, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo now wants to reopen his city.

"We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo tweeted Monday. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also called for reopening her city's small businesses and schools "as quickly as possible."

Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about rolling back Covid-19 virus restrictions quickly.

"I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible," she said.

Sen. Ted Cruz's advisor Omri Ceren tweeted: "Scientists, journalists, and blue city mayors have all just discovered - more or less at once - that it's critical to get America open again. Lucky break for everyone, that convergence."

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The liberal news media, who helped drive the fear-mongering in 2020, have already removed the constant Covid-19 death counters that dominated their news broadcasts 24/7 for a year. No need for those pesky death count reminders anymore.

The next step is to report a "drop" in Covid-19 "cases" and decreased hospitalizations.

Some news outlets are already reporting a drop in new Covid-19 "cases" in Illinois in the past week. Right on schedule.

While reopening restaurants will be easy, Democrats will have a harder time convincing terrified parents to send their children back to school -- after scaring them to death for a year.