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If you think that your school is an exception you are willingly blind.



"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 2011 State of the State address: “We must improve and reform our entire educational system to better prepare our citizens for the jobs of tomorrow…We need, on so many fronts, to improve our education system.” Karl’s comment: Same song, second verse: a little bit louder, and a whole lot worse! See the other State of the State speeches.


“The difference between insane asylums and our public schools is that in the insane asylum you have to show some improvement before you can get out.”

It is pitiful that the performance of public schools is pathetic and to cover it school officials sometimes use contemptible conduct like that exhibited by state s uperintendent Jorea Marple. Her mudslinging only got her muddied. Also see April 3 and August 28 items below.

Please look at the school news below as well as for other years (along with my articles) for documentation about why tax-payers should “just say NO!” to pouring more money down the government school rat-hole.

Among these headlines you can easily follow common threads of drug abuse, sex (including teachers with students and promotion of sexual perversion), lack of disciple, violence, poor academic standards, crime, anti-Christianity, and wanting more and more money “for the kids”.

Sex crimes in the education system are rampart and traceable to the decay of society which is closely connected to humanism taking over “public” schools. Parents in Kanawha County warned of this in 1974. Now, we are simply reaping what is sown.

The sin of sexual abuse is inexcusable, but the fact is that it is rare that church personnel molests a child. That is not so with school personnel. You will be amazed at the reports of school personnel sex with students throughout the WV School news headlines. See the comments on this issue on the main WV News page. Also, teachers, unlike preachers, do not get scandalized for their adultery and other sex escapades with adults. See the March 26, 2009 headline “W.Va. teacher charged with sex assault of teen” for a sad, but pertinent point.

The moral sickness in the school system goes all the way back to 1977--a couple of years after the Kanawha County Parents sounded the alarm.

(Note: Some of the links are closed by the media outlet after a period of time. Several of the headlines came from Charleston Daily Mail and Gazette on-line searches. All articles can be found by contacting the news source.)

(Also see September 6, August _, April 3, and January 26 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.)

Officials field questions on teacher scandal (December 22, 2011)
From the article:  Brooke County Sheriff Richard Ferguson on Friday said a Brooke High School teacher had resigned following an investigation by the sheriff's department and school officials of students' reporters that the teacher had sent inappropriate text messages to a female student… In recent years the board, when terminating a teacher and a school bus driver for inappropriate conduct with students, made it known during public meetings why the two were terminated.  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.

McDowell schools fix begins (December 16, 2011)
From the article: A five-year campaign to turn around the troubled schools in long-ailing McDowell County began Friday as more than 40 initial members of a public/private partnership signed a covenant at the West Virginia state Capitol. Karl’s comment: They blame it on poverty and isolation. Maybe they could look to Lincoln (Abe, not the county which is also academically ailing) for some solutions. Also see March 10 on the 2010 WV News page.

Report Says WV Middle School Students Behind (December 15, 2011)
From the article: Significant and immediate changes are needed to improve middle school students' achievement in West Virginia and other southern states, state Senate Education Chairman Robert Plymale, O-Wayne, said this week. Plymale cited a report from the Southern Regional Education Board that said failure to enact changes could put an entire generation of students at risk of being unprepared to graduate from high school and move on to college. Karl’s comment: See the report of West Virginia public school test performance near the top of the page.

New W.Va. bullying policy protects LGBT students (December 14, 2011)
From the article: The West Virginia Board of Education has approved revisions to an anti-bullying policy in schools that now includes sexual orientation and gender identity…The board voted unanimously to pass the proposal this afternoon in Charleston…But conservative groups including the West Virginia Family Foundation called it an attempt to promote a homosexual agenda. They say bullying is defined by a person's actions, not the victim's status. Karl’s comment: The homosexual agenda is relentless. This is a big step toward achieving their ultimate goal of normalizing perversion. Some facts that I witnessed firsthand regarding the promotion of homosexuality are in my article “The Inside Story.”

Hearing Set For Cameron Teacher (December 14, 2011)
From the article: A hearing for one Cameron High School teacher involved in an investigation into missing money will be held next week, when results of an audit will be reviewed by the Marshall County Board of Education… Karl’s comment: Pay raises will solve that problem.

Police investigating Mingo teacher after sexual assault claims (December 13, 2011)
From the article:  Mingo County middle school teacher is under investigation after multiple students claimed he sexually assaulted them, prosecutors say. Two of those students said they were assaulted at school in front of others, relatives say…(He is) a math teacher and boys basketball and football coach at Matewan Middle School. Sparks said no charges have been filed yet…The woman said her granddaughter told police that (the teacher) lifted her shirt and groped her in his classroom in November…Another Matewan woman said (the teacher) kissed her 15-year-old niece in front of about five other students and a teacher in his classroom last month…The teacher that witnessed that incident allegedly reported the incident to Blackburn, who then called police…According to the woman, one student told her niece that (the teacher) drew an image of her on the chalkboard during football practice. "He had arrows pointing to each private part and he was telling the boys what kind of play he was making on her next," the woman said.  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.

Putnam County teacher charged in daytime burglary (December 12, 2011)
From the article: The case of a Putnam County teacher charged in a daytime burglary was bound over to a grand jury last Friday. (The teacher), 44, of Red House allegedly entered an unlocked home in Winfield and stole prescription medication in January, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court. Karl’s comment: She is innocent until proven guilty of course.

How Raleigh schools deal with violence (December 11, 2011)
From the article: On Nov. 14 there was one confirmed incident of violence at Shady Spring High School when a fight was videotaped and posted on YouTube. In the following month, sources have purported three other unconfirmed incidents of violence at Woodrow Wilson High School and Park Middle School, including an alleged attack on a teacher that was planned on Facebook… Hall and McClung emphasized that taking pictures or videos on school property or on a school bus is against school policy and is a punishable offense. Taping fights or instances of violence is subject to stricter punishment… Hall said Raleigh County Schools has a good working relationship with Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department and Beckley City Police… Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of school violence throughout the WV News page.

Barbour County BOE hears parents' concerns (December 1, 2011)
From the article:  Volga-Century Elementary School students, parents and staff face some unique challenges. The school, located 10 miles from Philippi, has a combined kindergarten and first grade and a combined third, fourth and fifth grade. School employees wear many hats and share many nontraditional duties.  Karl's comment:  Government school officials have no room to criticize Christian schools.

Community Stunned by Kindergarten Teacher Facing Drug Charge (November 29, 2011)
From the article: A day after a Boone County elementary school teacher was arrested on a drug charge, the community of Wharton remained in a state of shock Tuesday…While the sign on the Wharton Elementary parking lot may say “Drug Free,” the area was the scene of a drug bust Monday by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies. They pulled over (the teacher), a Wharton Elementary kindergarten teacher, after they say she ran a stop sign near the school. ..Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller said. “(We) found out from her that she had consumed hydrocodone from someone that she got while on her lunch break.”…Boone County school officials say they understand parents’ outrage following Gibson's arrest. “As a parent myself, I understand that anytime you entrust your child or children to other adults, it's not something you expect, nor do you want,” Boone County Schools Assistant Superintendent Jeff Huffman said. “I want parents to understand we'll do everything we can to provide what is the best in that safe learning environment for these students.” Karl’s comment: It should be something parents expect. They can easily follow the thread of school drug problems (including with teachers) throughout the WV News headlines.

South Charleston JROTC instructor arrested on sex-abuse charge (November 17, 2011)
From the article: An Air Force JROTC instructor at South Charleston High School was arrested Thursday night because he touched one of his students inappropriately, police say…According to the complaint, a juvenile male and his mother reported to the Dunbar Police Department in October that (he) made sexual advances toward the teenager while they were watching a movie at (his) residence…(He) asked the teenager to come over and lie on the couch with him. (Then he) started rubbing the boy's chest and then started to move his hand down the boy's pants…(Later he) allegedly started rubbing the teen's chest while telling him how much he loved him. (He) then started rubbing the boy's chest again before he placed his hands on the teen's penis, according to the complaint. (He) is a retired Air Force master sergeant. Karl’s comment: As always Pete Thaw had a comment praising the superintendent’s quick action. I am still waiting on Mr. Thaw to comment about blasphemy of Jesus Christ. Thaw is a fake friend of Bible believing Christians. 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.

Alleged Bullying Leads to Police Complaint, School Officials Continue Investigation Too November 10, 2011
From the article: The parents of a student at Cabell Middle School have filed a police complaint concerning alleged bullying of their son. Prior to filing the police complaint, the couple met with teachers and the school board. The mother, Terri Henderson, showed the photos of her son’s injuries to board members…(Communications director Jedd) Flowers explained that staff at the middle school have so far “not been able to substantiate any of the claims made.”…In addition, Flower said the Cabell Board has asked  “our school resource officer was instructed today to pull the report personally to see if there is anything in it our staff can address.  I am sure the police will investigate some of the neighborhood issues which reach beyond the school's scope of control.” Karl’s comment: So much for protecting children.

GCHS Teacher Arrested for Serving Alcohol to Minor (November 4, 2011)
From the article: A Gilmer County High School Teacher was arrested and charged on Monday, October 31, 2011 for serving alcohol to a minor… (The juvenile) stated that he did stay with (the teacher) at a Hampton Inn in Parkersburg, WV…(The teacher) stated that he did not provide alcoholic beverage to the juvenile, however, Mr. Smith did state that the alcoholic beverage (Liquor) was in the room inside of his gym bag…(The juvenile) stated that (the teacher) did provide him approximately 1/4 cup of alcoholic beverage inside the hotel…(The teacher latter stated) that it is possible that he might have provided alcoholic beverage to S.W. because of the sleeping pills he takes. 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.

Mount View High School students were sent home around 10 a.m. Friday (November 4, 2011) Students of Mount
From the article: View Middle School and high school had an early dismissal from classes as one student puts others lives in jeopardy. Around 8 a.m. Friday morning a student allegedly clogged a soap dispenser in a school bathroom with paper towels and then set it on fire. The smoke then filtered through the vents of the classrooms…McDowell County Superintendent James Brown said he is pleased with how the school handled the situation, "Parents put the care of the children in our hands and we try to make the best decisions given the information we had." Karl’s comment: It was a prank, but what stands out is the part about parents putting their children into the hands of government school officials. Smoke inhalation is serious, but spiritual annihilation is disastrous.

Wheeling Park High School Locked Down; Name-Calling Blamed (November 4, 2011)
From the article: Wheeling Park High School remained in a "code yellow" lock-down mode today following "an incident" between two students on Thursday that resulted in concerned parents inundating the school with phone calls and prompting West Virginia State Police officers to visit the school this morning (Friday)…Dolan said Thursday's incident was not a physical fight, rather a verbal disagreement. He said one student called another student by a derogatory name... "We asked them to change their shirts for their own safety,"… Several Ohio County Sheriff's Department cruisers were parked outside and the school resource officer was at the front door as usual. From "My sister told me it was all over Facebook, and that's a terrible way for a parent to find out that your child could be in danger," (the parent) said. Karl’s comment: Parents are willingly ignorant that their children are in spiritual danger!

Official outlines county’s school ventilation problems (October 21, 2011)
From the article:  It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix problems with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in Kanawha County schools, a maintenance official told school board members…Several schools were temporarily closed or let out early this spring because air conditioning systems malfunctioned. Karl’s comment: The children are in danger from air pollution, but more importantly from soul pollution.

Gun at LMS leads to students’ arrests (October 17est, 2011)
From the article: Two male Logan Middle School students are on home confinement today after their arrests Monday for bringing a high powered pellet gun to school. Karl’s comment: Thank God it was not fired and it was not a real gun this time.

MENINGITIS SCARE (October 13, 2011)
From the article: Scared to send their kids to school, some parents are concerned after a meningitis outbreak in Smithers. There have been two confirmed cases of viral meningitis at valley high school. Karl’s comment: It is sadly ironic that parents are not terrified to send their children where they will likely catch a spiritual disease.

Teachers concerned about students’ behavior in classroom (October 11, 2011) --
From the article: Barbour County educators are asking members of the Board of Education for a little help enforcing disciplinary policies. Kasson Elementary/Middle School Teacher Matthew Bright appeared before the board on Monday to express the concerns of several teachers regarding the behavior of students. He said an increasing number of students are "acting out" and the number of incidents are also increasing. Karl’s comment:You can easily follow the thread of school violence throughout the WV News headlines.

BULLY VIGIL (October 10, 2011)
From the article: (She)says her son…endured years of bullying that actually put him at risk for a heart attack when he was only 15. This prompted her to launch the Step By Step bully awareness and prevention program. Tonight, dozens came together to light candles, sing songs, and hear stories.. Karl’s comment: Leaving aside the question of why she left her son in that situation and focusing on the program that is the theme of the article, parents should be as concerned about the mental bullying coming from teachers via indoctrination of humanism and evolutionism.

Teacher Charged With Sexual Acts With 14-Year-old Student (Augustst 31, 2011)
From the article: A former Fayette County teacher is behind bars charges with sexual abuse of a teenage student…(He)met the victim when he was a 5th grade teacher at Gauley Bridge Elementary School. The two recently were re-introduced when (he) began substitute teaching at Valley High School in Smithers, West Virginia…That information has parents with students who attend Valley High on edge. That includes … a parent with a teenage daughter who attends the same school as the victim. .. “What do I do?” asked (the mother. “Do I keep her home, or send her here? I have concerns.” Karl’s comment: YES!!! RESCUE YOUR CHILDREN!!!

School scores progress deserves praise (September 6, 2011)
From the article: As usual, with the state department of education, however, it is often difficult to decipher what “improvement” and lack thereof might mean. It has been our observation over the years of state control of Lincoln County’s schools, that the state school board often speaks from more than one side of its collective mouth…(A) state board press release declared, “West Virginia students are headed back to class with strong school improvement numbers.”…The release noted that a “majority” of schools statewide showed improvement in the 2010-11 school year. Then, the same release goes on to observe that only 48 percent of the state’s schools managed to meet the “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) standard compared to 81 percent meeting the criteria a year earlier… What all of this says for the overall “success” of the state’s educational system is difficult to measure. In Lincoln County, for example, while test scores rose overall, the number of schools meeting the AYP fell from five in 2009-10 to just two in 2010-11. Back in 2006-07, on the other hand, eight of the nine schools in Lincoln met the AYP… We applaud LCHS, by the way, where mathematics test scores rose from 26.78 to 28.33 percent; and reading and language arts increased from 20 percent to 30.38 percent. That, clearly, shows trends are headed in the right direction. Karl’s comment: This editorial correctly states that “ the state school board often speaks from more than one side of its collective mouth” and then foolishly believes what is said is mostly true.

W.Va. schools' emphasis on cursive writing lessens (September 4, 2011)
From the article: Though cursive is still taught in schools, the West Virginia Department of Education places less emphasis teaching students how to do all those fancy loops and curves… Cordeiro said the intent of West Virginia's Next Generation standards is to guide students through fewer standards that are of higher cognitive demand. There is a greater focus on understanding and applying the knowledge. Karl’s comment: Readin’ (not so much), ‘Ritin’ (even less), and ‘Rithmetic (you’ve got to be kidding)—that is the motto for government schools.

Deaf girl's mother files lawsuit against school board, alleges harassment (September 4, 2011)
From the article: The mother of a deaf student filed a lawsuit against the Kanawha County Board of Education last week, asking a judge to temporarily prevent school officials from forcing her daughter to attend Capital High School amid allegations that an interpreter there had been harassing her. Karl’s comment: The school denied the charges.

Only about one-third of area schools meet AYP mark (August 24, 2011)
From the article: About 35 percent of schools in six area counties (Harrison, Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Taylor, and Upshur) made Adequate Yearly Progress under the national No Child Left Behind law…Across West Virginia, 329 of 692 schools accountable under the 2002 law, or 43 percent, were proficient, according to state education officials. State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple found some good news: “That a great percentage of schools that did not reach the 2011 AYP proficiency mark still showed improvement.” Karl’s comment: About two-thirds were not proficient. Failure by any name is still failure.

Schools get mixed results on AYP (August 2011)
From the article: Five county schools out of 13—a record high—failed to meet AYP in 2011. But the news wasn't all bad…Administrator for Curriculum Judy Bledsoe told the Wyoming County Board of Education last Wednesday that the "sunshine" in the report is that the county had a higher percentage of schools (61 percent) meet AYP than any other county in RESA I…That figure was also higher than the state average (47 percent) and placed the county 13th among 55 in the number of schools to meet AYP. Karl’s comment: Please see the Report of West Virginia Public School Test Performance near the top of this page.

Putnam Teacher Accused Of Driving With Student In Truck Of Car (August 20, 2011)
From the article: Police were called Friday night after two people saw a 16 year old boy being put in the trunk of a car in the Kohl's parking lot in Southridge. Police say (the) teacher at Poca High School was driving the car and took off. Karl’s comment: The guy was with two students and they claimed it was a prank. So, this is a public school teacher at play?

School Custodian Arrested on 24 Charges Related to Child Pornography (August 18, 2011)
From the article: A custodian at a high school in Harrison County is going to jail for allegedly taking sexually explicit pictures of minors…State Troopers say they found 530 pictures of females in various stages of undressing at (his) West Milford home. Karl’s comment: We can never clean the public schools of these connections.

JVS to bring back resource officer (August 17, 2011)
From the article:  "We are extremely pleased we were able to work out a contract with the sheriff's office to enable us to have a resource officer again for this upcoming school year," he said. "We have found that having a resource officer is a valuable addition to helping maintain a safe environment for both our students and staff."  Karl's comment:  Why not a cop in each class?

Suit filed against teacher and BOE (July 28, 2011)
From the article: In the last school year, the suit alleges, the plaintiff’s daughter, then 14 and no longer a student in (his) science class, was induced into “an improper, inappropriate and illegal amorous relationship.”… (He) “demanded, intimidated, extorted, solicited and otherwise illegally induced” the girl into sending him e-mail pictures of her nude body for his sexual gratification, the suit alleges… According to the suit, Nelson Spencer, director of secondary schools for the board, told the plaintiff on June 8, it would be best if she maintained silence about the matter. Karl’s comment:

Teens aiming to curb drug use by peers (July 26, 2011)
From the article: The Brooke County Board of Education heard from a group of Brooke High School students who hope to curb drug use by some of their classmates… The group said of 420 students surveyed, 85 percent said they knew at least one person who smokes marijuana and 40 percent said they had experimented with it … Asked if marijuana is a problem at the high school, 51 percent of 414 who answered that question said that it is. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of school drug problems throughout the WV News headlines.

From the article: (A) Cabell County teacher is also in hot water on alleged child pornography charges. (The)31-year-old…has been suspended without pay. (He)faces felony charges for possession and producing sexually explicit material that may have included students from Cabell Midland High School. 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.

W.Va. schools: Only 10 counties hit 180-day attendance goal (July 15, 2011)
From the article: Students in just 10 of West Virginia's 55 county school systems met the state goal of 180 instructional days during the 2010-11 school year…Thaw and Jordon share concerns, though, about the days following the WESTEST 2 in May, when students and teachers breathe a sigh of relief. In those weeks before school lets out, many people argue that instruction generally gets more relaxed. Karl’s comment: Kanawha County will use this to soak tax-payers for more money. The number “180” is not magical. Kids can go to government schools 3365 ys/yr. and still not make the gains of most home and Christian schooled students. Jordan and Thaw are not worried about the blasphemy of Jesus Christ in KCS.

Schools replace block schedule (July 1, 2011)
From the article: Most of Kanawha County's high schools are preparing to alter students' daily routines as the shift away from block scheduling takes effect.. For the most part, the county's high school students now will study all year long subjects that under the block schedule they might have had for only one semester — sometimes negatively affecting their standardized test scores in those subjects. Karl’s comment: Another pie-in-the-sky foolish endeavor that has damaged seeral “generations” of students bites the dust.

No Child Left Behind makes everyone smarter about tests (June 24, 2011)
From the article: West Virginia is in the process of upgrading again. The state is phasing in a new list of what will be taught in each grade, called "Next Generation" content standards. They match standards pushed by the National Governors' Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Karl’s comment: I saw the same for over 30 years. Same game—new name. See May 27.

Schools drop rule that thwarted reading (June 17, 2011)
From the article: The state's 90-minute block of mandated reading instruction in elementary and middle schools is kaput. State Board of Education members repealed it June 9. Karl’s comment: If it wasn’t for the image of the kids who were hurt by this stupidity I’d be rolling on the floor laughing.

Randolph Schools taking bullying issue serious (June 11, 2011)
From the article: This is the first in a three-part series that explores Randolph County school policy for the growing problem of bullying… He explained that after the school's principal goes through the process and takes disciplinary action, parents have the right to file a citizen's appeal if they think the administration is not responding to the issue. "At EHS, we had three citizen's appeals filed. We had one at EMS, and one at North Elementary School”… "Of these five actions, two of them were reported to the prosecuting attorney's office for criminal investigation…"Fights don't start like they used to. There is not a lot of what I call 'peacocking' and then getting into it. They just drop their books and go at it…Phares said the problem is not isolated to just male students. Kaarl’s comment: I recollect that Randolph county is where I spoke at a church and was told by a local teacher that their schools were not bad. Shortly thereafter I saw this headline: Teacher Suspended After Sexual Abuse Charges (8-6-2007).

State school board takes over Gilmer County school system (June 8, 2011)
From the article: Board members also declared the county's schools were in a state of emergency.. "Meanwhile, students in three elementary schools continued to be deprived of a thorough and efficient education in safe and healthy environments," auditors wrote in the report. Karl’s comment: The issue was mainly money and policy, but the point is that—NO MATTER WHAT—children in any government school system are in dangerous spiritual environments.

New Fayette County policy says teachers can’t date students (June 22, 2011)
From the article: “From time to time, we run into situations or questions of what some would consider morality, addressing whether or not teachers should or can date students,” (the superintendent) said…Anna Kincaid-Cline, director of secondary schools, confirmed that an incident occurred at Mount Hope High School while school was in session that involved non-sexual, inappropriate behavior between a National Park Service Ranger and a student. An anonymous citizen told The Register-Herald a ranger placed his hands around the neck of an eighth-grade student. Karl’s comment: It is too late to get choked up about government schools.

Teacher charged with embezzlement (June 8, 2011)
From the article: A Wirt County teacher and coach has been charged with embezzlement. Last month, West Virginia State Police arrested Christine Wilson of Washington for embezzlement. Wilson, who served as treasurer of a band boosters club, is alleged to have taken almost $9,000. Karl’s comment: That 8 th Commandment went they threw all the other nine.

Schedule Change Proposed for Kanawha County Schools (June 6, 2011)
From the article: Kanawha County Schools have missed the 180 day mark and now the school board is thinking about changing the schedule. Karl’s comment: Missing the magical 180 day mark has been going on for decades. In a given instructional day of approximately 360 minutes only a small fraction of that is for instruction and even less of that is for one-on-one teacher-student interaction (let alone a teacher helping a single student). Homeschoolers do a much better job.

School bus supervisor guilty of embezzlement (May 31, 2011)
From the article: "You have no idea what a bad example this sets for other employees," (board President Pete ) Thaw said. Karl’s comment: Pete ignores the bad example his “wink” at blasphemy (See “CHECK!”).

Dawn Miller: New test standards allow more parallel curriculums (May 27, 2011)
From the article: This month, the state Board of Education accepted for public comment new content standards -- a list of what will be taught in each subject for each grade. You may be thinking, "What, again?"… At the same time, West Virginia is one of 37 states in a consortium to develop a new standardized test for grades 3 to 8, said Juan D'Brot, director of the state Education Department's Office of Assessment and Accountability. Karl’s comment: See June 24.

Sunday Sit-Down: W.Va. Schools Superintendent Jorea Marple (April 3, 2011)
From the article: (An interview with Jorea Marple, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools) We thoroughly recognize that we are not performing where we need to perform, fixing it is not a tomorrow fix. It's going to take a decade of really hard work by everybody…Let's just talk about our WESTEST 2, which is given in the 11th grade. We know the performance on that assessment ... we have a high percentage of our students who are not ready. That's why were on this journey, and that's why at the higher education level ... many students who graduate from high school who have to take remedial courses. Karl’s comment: She is on a never-ending journey of malarkey.

Teachers' actions lead to disqualification of Mason County Golden Horseshoe winners (May 18, 2011)
From the article: Mason County Schools Superintendent Suzanne Dickens said a testing "irregularity" at Hannan Junior/Senior High School in Ashton convinced her to disqualify the county's four winners, all of whom came from that school…Dickens did not identify the teachers or say how many were involved, except to say there was more than one. "The teachers had tested their own students, even though they said they did not," she said. The teachers involved were "appropriately disciplined," but Dickens would not discuss the nature of that discipline. Karl’s comment: What is “appropriate discipline” for dishonesty?

Wayne School Board Shuts Down Kenova Elementary for Rest of School Year (May 13, 2011)
From the article: Adkins says the students will not meet the goal of 180 school days, and they are exempt from the required WesTest…Before the sink hole discovery, health officials say the sewer backed up into the basement of the school. To clean the basement, sewage was pumped into the playground area and cleaned again…Kenova Elementary is shut down permanently…Karl’s comment: Putting aside the obvious analogy of the academic sinkhole and spiritual sewage associated with government schools, there are alarming facts glossed over in thi incident. The school closes almost a month early and too bad about the mandatory state achievement test. Why couldn’t teachers provide work assignments and at least meet 1-2 times a week in a central location? Government schools do what they want to do.

Hurricane elementary adds '7 Habits' to 3 Rs (May 12, 2011)
From the article: Soon, Sara Lusher and Caylee Greene, also fourth-graders, joined Hefner to welcome students with a bow and a greeting in Japanese. The greeting ritual is part of the school's new program to teach students the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." Familiar to most because of Stephen Covey's best-selling book of the same name, students at Hurricane Town Elementary School have been living the seven habits since last November

Spicer said the school's motto is "Develop global leaders, one child at a time"…The school's leadership initiative ties in with its "Go Global" program

When they do something wrong, it's referred to as "bucket dipping"…The progress of the program has caught on not only at school, but also at home. Rhonda Wheeler, the school counselor, said she overheard a student saying, "My mom was a real bucket-dipper last night."

If a student wants to apply to be the classroom organizer, he or she must explain why they'd be right for the job, said Jeanie Prince, a fourth-grade teacher. "As a teacher you're used to being the leader," she said, "so you have to get used to giving up some control." Prince said the classroom organizer, among other things, chooses students' seating arrangements. "That's something very sacred to a teacher," she said. "The organizer has to pay attention to students, and if they're talking too much, move them."

Karl’s comment: For a teacher to allow a student to enforce disciple is idiotic. For a school to gloat over a child mocking his mother is outrageous. The “Go Global” program is a device to deceive people about One World Government (See “The Common Thread"). See my comments under #20 "Stealth Tactics" for verification of the establishment of religion other than that of what American was founded upon. The “7 Habits” is one of the slickest sources of implementing the New Age Religion into government schools. 

Pornographic Images Viewed On Primary School Computer (April 29, 2011)
From the article: On Thursday a group of fourth-grade students at Beech Bottom Primary School accessed pornographic images on a computer. Ashley Shorts said she couldn't believe it when her daughter told her the news. "(The students) were in the writing lab at school and she saw bad pictures on the computer that several boy students had pulled up on their computer," Shorts said…"Every year we have to sign a paper for the school concerning computers, you know, that things are blocked," she said referring to the school's Internet usage form parents and students have to sign…Shorts said she's not mad and the damage is already done. "Now you have children in fourth grade, 10 years old, that have seen way too many things that they should not even know about," she said. Karl’s comment: Serious damage was done when the mother (and the other parents) gave their children to government education.

Acquitted principal will be transferred (April 15, 2011)
An elementary school principal who was allowed to return to his job after being cleared of a cocaine charge a few years ago will transfer to a new school. Kanawha County school board members voted 3-2 to allow Pratt Elementary Principal David S. Anderson to transfer to Shoals Elementary this summer. In October 2006, Anderson was charged with cocaine possession and suspended from his job. He was acquitted the following February by a Kanawha County Magistrate Court and allowed to return to his job. He had been suspended after his arrest. Anderson was charged Oct. 14, 2006, after Charleston Police Detective J.F. Taylor said he found .2 grams of cocaine in Anderson's back left pocket. Anderson admitted the cocaine was found on his body but testified he did not knowingly possess the substance. A person he was taking home from a bar had planted the drug on him, Anderson said. While Anderson was acquitted, the case sparked a controversial proposal to expand the school system's drug testing program. The expansion was blocked by a court challenge. Karl's comment: There are lots of drug/alcohol abuse cases in public schools.

(It's just not a good situation) (April 15, 2011)
Note: This headline is from the part of an article that was in the post above “Acquitted principal will be transferred
The crowded conditions at Andrew Heights Elementary also were brought before the board at Thursday's meeting. Misti Wills, the president of the school's Local School Improvement Council, outlined the negative impact of the school's four portable classrooms - more than any other elementary in the county. "They're totally unprotected from the elements. They walk through the rain, hail, and thunderstorms to get an education," Wills said. She said the children walk 215 feet from the farthest portable to the front of the school and there is no paved walkway. "It's just not a good situation. Children should not have to walk through storms to get an education," Wills said. She said assemblies and meal times must be staggered because of the space shortage and the school comes up short with community involvement. "If you go to Tornado and look around, you'll see it looks like a portable village," she said. Raglin asked if the closure of Fairview Elementary led to the overcrowding, but Wills and her colleagues said the first portables appeared in 1983…Wills also complained of mold in the portables reported by multiple teachers. She said the teachers had made formal complaints with the school system as far back as January." Karl's comment: The poorest Christian school is not this bad.

Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Allegations of School Misconduct (March 25, 2011)
From the article: A school resource officer has been fired from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department after some serious allegations. Earlier in the week, (he) was suspended after a number of complaints started coming from students at Hannan Junior and High Schools. That’s where he was working. The complaints include that (he) used inappropriate verbal comments, including sexual harassment to male and female students. The sheriff’s department says complaints are still coming in and ask that you come forward if you have a complaint. Karl’s comment: This is not the first officer to get caught doing this.

School Employee Suspended For Multiple Code Violations (March 23, 2011)
From the article: A school system service employee was suspended without pay by the Wetzel County Board of Education March 21 for alleged multiple violations of the state and county codes of employee conduct in February. Karl’s comment: I only locate a few of these incidents. There are bound to be more.

State Police Teach Parents and Students About Bullying (March 23, 2011)
From the article: Bullying in schools is a hot topic these days and the police are doing what they can stop it before it starts. Karl’s comment: Cops call it correctly.

Principal and Teacher Under Investigation for Meth (March 23, 2011)
From the article: They're supposed to be teaching your kids, but a Boone County principal and teacher are under investigation for meth. Sources tell Eyewitness News that the teacher and principal bought the drugs on school property and even smoked in the principal's office. Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of illegal drugs throughout the WV News headlines.

Students advised to return to class at WHS (March 21, 2011)
From the article: Authorities at around 2:30 p.m. Monday issued an all clear for students to return to class at Williamstown High School where school was disrupted because of a bomb scare. Karl’s comment: See March 9, 2011.

Student teacher faces sex charges (March 19, 2011) content.detail/id/541914.html
From the article: A former (male) student teacher at Philip Barbour High School is facing felony charges for allegedly using the Internet to solicit sex from two female students. 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.

Deputies will stay in Lewis County schools (March 15, 2011)
From the article: The Lewis County Board of Education agreed to pay the needed expenses to keep a deputy sheriff in the middle and high schools, though the cost of that program keeps going up…The entire cost of placing deputies at the two schools is $133,528….But Parks said the benefits of having the officers in those hallways is evident. Karl’s comment: Armed police reduce “incidents,” but they do not eliminate them.

Isn’t It Better to End It Than A Cover-up? Be Fair to Innocents?! (March 14, 2011)
From the article: Allegedly, and according to Internet reports, there was a wild party involving GCHS students and authority figures. Among other things, sex between a coach and a female student and the rape of another female student are alleged. 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.

Teacher facing charges (March 12, 2011)
From the article: A Philip Barbour High School teacher (was arrested) for allegedly engaging in sexual relationships with two students and providing one with drugs and alcohol. The criminal complaint against (her) says she became acquainted with one of the victims, a student a PBHS, in August and September. The two began text messaging and she invited the student to her home, located in Barbour County, where she and the student allegedly had sexual intercourse. Through September and December, (she) allegedly became involved with another PBHS student younger than 18 by initiating contact with the victim at the school to "solicit a relationship."…(She) allegedly provided the student with alcohol, marijuana and Klonopin at her home; she provided the student with money to purchase marijuana for her, which he complied… 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.

Clay County Schools Concerned about High Teen Pregnancy Rate (March 14, 2011)
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From the article: Clay County High School is a national school of excellence known for its high test scores, and now: teen moms…Tanner says Clay County has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state, with an average of six to seven girls pregnant at any given time. Karl’s comment: Abstinence!

Multiple Issues Reported at Huntington Middle School (March 10, 2011)
From the article: A new report finds multiple issues at one Cabell County school. State auditors say they found students at Huntington Middle School who are struggling with math, reading and language arts. Karl’s comment: Same ol’ same ol’ song, but the taxpayers keep dancing.

Bomb threats disrupt schools (March 9, 2011)
From the article: Emergency response crews converged on two Wood County schools Tuesday following a bomb threat…A mother, ho did not wish to be identified, standing outside of PHS around 1:30 p.m. said she was there to get her child because she figured with only a couple of hours left in the day there was little chance of much being accomplished during the remainder of the day. Karl’s comment: Bomb scares in 1974 were blamed on the Textbook Protesters and they turned out to be kids wanting to get out of school.

Police presence can be key tool in total program of school safety (March 3, 2011)
From the article: In recent weeks, news reports — unfortunately — have linked police and schools in Marion County. Last month, three people had to break up a fight between two students at East Fairmont High School, according to principal Dave Nuzum…This is just one recent example. We’re not talking about a single incident or single school. School violence and discipline, in general, have been major topics before the Marion County Board of Education in recent months…BOE President Babette Simms, who has said school violence and bullying is starting with kids as young as 4 years old, has advocated an aggressive approach involving police…“My suggestion to teachers is that the first time a kid kicks them or hits them is to call the police and not even fool with the administration.”…An idea we believe is worthy of exploration is involving the police — but not only when situations in schools escalate… Karl’s comment: You can easily follow the thread of violence throughout the WV News headlines.

Barbour County Bus Driver Among 16 Indicted (February 28, 2011)
From the article: (He), 41 of Belington, was among 16 people indicted by the Barbour County Grand Jury during the February 2011 term. He's charged with threats of terroristic acts and conveying false information concerning terroristic acts. (He), a Barbour County bus driver allegedly wrote a note threatening to kill 30 students, and 5 staff members. Karl’s comment: danger within on the way to government schools.

Middle school student shares history of illegal drug experimentation (February 25, 2011)
From the article:  Today's teens are exposed to more illegal drugs than most people think. They aren't hard to get, they're not especially expensive, and there are all different kinds… A Kanawha County middle school student agreed to share her experiences with illegal drugs… The girl says that the first illegal drug she tried was marijuana, when she was 12… "I've tried acid before," she said. She was 13…Acid is one of the many street names for the powerful hallucinogen LSD. She says the drug made her feel euphoric. "The feeling was out of this world. It lasted for about five or six hours, and it was pretty awesome"… She says when she was almost 13 she snorted heroin… This middle schooler, however, has been drinking since about age 12. Alcohol is the only illegal substance she uses on a consistent basis, usually once or twice a week…She usually drinks hard liquor… "I don't regret doing anything, but I wish I hadn't started so young," she said. Karl’s comment: Just look at the news headlines and it is obvious that drugs are rampant in local schools. Along with drug use comes a lot of other activities that are dangerous.

Teachers against evaluation based on student achievement (February 24, 2011)
From the article: West Virginia teachers who were surveyed about education issues in January are largely against using student achievement as a part of their evaluation. They also disagree with creating charter schools and giving extra pay to teachers whose students perform well on standardized tests. Karl’s comment: On March 11 teachers got a $1,488 annual raise. 99% said the home is the key. A good teacher can overcome a child’s lack parental help, but no teacher can replace a good parent. Homeschooling is the superior model. Free enterprise would work for much better for families that will not homeschool. It would benefit the good teachers also.

A local high school is placed on lockdown this morning and a student under arrest (February 23, 2011)
From the article: Deputies arrested a 16-year old student for bringing a firecracker to school and threatening to blow up a bathroom. The school was placed on lockdown and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was called to check the building. Karl’s comment: A firecracker can maim. The possibility of a real bomb is real.

Bullying at school and on the internet is becoming a growing concern (February 21, 2011)
From the article: We are getting more and more tips from people in hometowns across our region... who are concerned about bullying in schools. Many say their complaints to school and county leaders are not being heard. Karl’s comment: Usually “anti-bullying” is code for pro-homosexual. There have always been bullies. Obviously, as society spirals out of control with government educated children from homes without Christian standards, it is more dangerous for children to be in “public” schools.

Are stimulus funds turning Kanawha schools around? (February 19, 2011)
From the article: Nearly $4.5 million in federal stimulus money is headed to five struggling Kanawha County schools, but state and local educators say it will be years before students at those schools might show real academic progress. Karl’s comment: Somewhere over the rainbow…Oh well, they got the pot of gold already.

Community Reacting After Fight at Wayne County School (February 18, 2011)
From the article: Students are speaking out about a brawl Friday at Spring Valley High School in Wayne County. They say this issue doesn't just involve Friday's fight, but everyday racism is a problem at the school. "There was a fight last week because of it, people saying things, there's fights all the time about it, and pretty much nothing ever gets done about it"… senior at the school, says the racism isn't confined to just the students. "It was last year, there was a new girl that came to the school and she was a foreign girl, and there was a teacher making remarks about it and I went to the office and reported it." Karl’s comment: Search these WV News pages for all years and you can easily follow a thread of violence in government schools.

Parents: Disruptive Student Problem Needs to be Addressed (February 16, 2011)
From the article: An elementary school student said to be disrupting the classroom environment was a hot discussion topic Tuesday at the Cabell County Board of Education meeting. Ms. Jones was one several Geneva Kent parents who told the board their kids are adversely affected by the student they say is way too disruptive. Karl’s comment: Why can’t parents understand that their children are adversely affected just by being present in government schools?

West Virginia must change its school system (February 15, 2011)
From the article: Upon her hiring last week, (state superintendent of schools, Jorea) Marple said: ""We're going to restructure public education, raise the rigor of what is taught in the classroom and raise the rigor of our assessments”… West Virginia's school system is caught in an expensive time warp of old habits and bureaucracy that shortchanges students and frustrates teachers. The state spends nearly half of its $4 billion general revenue budget on education, but the return on investment falls short of expectations.

A recent National Assessment of Education Progress of 12th graders in West Virginia and 10 other states found that one in four students about to graduate cannot read at grade level.  Additionally, the percentage of students who can read at grade level is lower than it was in 1992.

The review also found that West Virginia was last among the 11 states in reading and math proficiency.

It's common for schools to use teachers not certified in the specific field for hard-to-fill positions in higher math and science classes.  

Karl’s comment: The commentary is by Hoppy Kercheval (host of TalkLine, broadcast by the MetroNews Statewide Radio Network). He must have been reading my comments. If the Lord tarries, in two years and beyond the situation will only change for the worse.

Elementary Teacher Suspended for Duct-Taping Student (February 10, 2011)
From the article: West Hamlin Elementary is a small school in Lincoln County that's home to more than 500 students. But according to a source close to the situation, the parents of one of those students aren't happy. They're upset about something that happened to their child on Feb. 2. A situation involving duct tape that school administrators aren't saying much about. According to the source, the teacher pulled out a strip of duct tape and taped the student to a locker. The source says the teacher was just joking, but it appears the parents of the parents of that student aren't laughing. Karl’s comment: I am not laughing either. I am saddened that parents keep their children in government schools.

(Bus Driver) (February 8, 2011)
From the article: A school bus driver was busted for allegedly threatening to kill students and teachers. (He) of Belington is charged with one count of making a terrorist threat. Troopers found a note on a school bus saying students and staff members would be killed at Philip Barbour High School. Karl’s comment: The souls of children are being slowly killed each day they attend government schools.

KANAWHA BOE (February 7, 2011)
From the article: The board of education met tonight to tackle strategies to improve westest scores. They say poor scores point to issues at home. Karl’s comment: There is some merit to bad home situations effecting school performance, but school officials NEVER blame the schools and there is much evidence that that is the major problem.

DUVAL MIDDLE ROACHES (February 7, 2011)
From the article: tempers flared over pests and unsanitary conditions at a lincoln county school at tonight's board of education meeting. Several parents were complaining about a roach infestation at Duval Middle and Elementary school…Parents say they should have been notified about the problem. Karl’s comment: It bugs me that parents don’t see the spiritual dangers in ALL government schools.

Elementary students on par, but eighth-graders lag on U.S. science test (January 26, 2011)
From the article: Nearly half of the state's eighth-graders who took the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress science exam scored "below basic."…Among the eighth-graders, 36 percent scored at the "basic" level while 21 percent of test-takers did better and scored "proficient." Only 1 percent of students scored on the advanced level, the same as the national average.  Forty-two out of 100 West Virginia students in the eighth grade scored "below basic."…Fourth-grade children in West Virginia performed better. Twenty-seven in 100 students scored "below basic," while 45 percent were at the "basic" level and 28 percent were "proficient." Less than 1 percent of West Virginia's fourth-graders scored in the "advanced" level, while 1 percent of students nationwide reached the mark… The average number score for the state's fourth-grade students was a "148," while the national average was a "149." Karl’s comment: The article is full of spin again. Hey, teach them more evolutionism and see how scores go up and science goes down!

Teaching licenses revoked, suspended (January 21, 2011)
From the article: Last year, six West Virginia educators lost their teaching licenses and four more had their licenses temporarily suspended for reasons including inappropriate relationships with students, viewing pornographic material on school computers and drug possession. (snips) A Harrison County teacher, part of a criminal plea agreement for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A Jackson teacher found viewing pornography on a school computer. A Marion teacher, for physical abuse of a student. A Mason County teacher convicted of felony drug conviction, who used a school computer to purchase drugs.  A Kanawha teacher, suspended for five years, caught viewing pornography on a school computer. A Mineral County teacher, suspended for 30 days, for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The teacher gave the underage person beer.
Karl’s comment: Why would anyone leave their child in such danger?! 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.

Tomblin seeks $5.7M for teacher shortages (January 18, 2011)
From the article: State public schools have long struggled to find enough teachers certified in such subjects as math, science and foreign languages. Karl’s comment: Government school advocates criticize home and Christain school teachers for not being “qualified” yet they provide “unqualified” teachers all of the time—especially as substitutes.

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.  A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.