Making Strides of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Jamestown, NC

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Click on the images below to find where you can participate in the Breast Cancer Walk “Making Strides” in either Bridgeport, Connecticut or Jamestown, NC

Jamestown, North Carolina – October 29, 2016
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut – October 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

A substitute teacher in Michigan said she was fired Friday because she said the word “vagina” when discussing historical intrepretions of art.

These teachers have banded together to release an open letter to Donald Trump. They have denounced his hateful rhetoric and declared why he would make a horrible president.

Source: Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

Meanwhile – Three social studies teachers at a D.C. public charter school were fired for teaching black history lessons beyond what’s in the curriculum, students’ parents told News4.

Source: Parents: Howard Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History

Back in 2012 -When Tamar Sukhiashvili, a teacher from the village Kakabeti, was told she was fired, it came as a surprise. The previous day, the school’s director had complimented her on her qualified work.

The reason for her firing turned out to be that she held views supportive of the opposition.

Source: Teachers in Georgia Fired For Political Beliefs

Substitutes feel the wrath too:  A substitute teacher in Michigan said she was fired Friday because she said the word “vagina” when discussing historical interpretations of art.

Source: Substitute teacher fired for saying a word officials called inappropriate

Lastly, a Substitute transferred to another state work because the school failed to alert the Substitute that  students were allowed to carry needles on their person for diabetes in Charlotte, NC.

Source:  Unknown

Student Rules of Conduct – CMS Parent – Student Handbook 2015 – 2016 #Charlotte, NC Governing Medication –

  1. Rule 3 MEDICATION (Responsibility/Honesty) UB: Inappropriate Item on School Property: All medication will be provided to the school nurse and properly stored. Without proper medical authorization, students shall not transport prescription or non-prescription medication to or from school or have medication in their possession at any time without meeting conditions prescribed by the Board of Education. Students are not permitted to sell or distribute non-prescription medication. Distribution and/or consumption of such unauthorized medication may be a violation of Rule 28.

 

NBA Tells North Carolina, Changes to LGBT Law HB2 Aren’t Enough – NBC News

nba Twyman-Stokes-Award-trophy.-Photo-via-NBA-comThe NBA, seeking to exert more influence in North Carolina’s LGBT debate, told state lawmakers that revisions to its controversial anti-discrimination

Source: NBA Tells North Carolina Changes to LGBT Law HB2 Aren’t Enough – NBC News

Sportsmanship

The development of values such as sportsmanship, fair play, and honesty through physical activity has been a major objective of physical educators and coaches for many years. Unfortunately, little evidence exists to support a positive relationship between sports participation and values development. Literature reviews completed in this area reveal a negative correlation between the length of one’s involvement in sport and the generation of sportsmanlike values (Coakley, 1982; Kroll, 1975; Stevenson, 1975). It has also been determined that nonathletes are more sportsmanlike than their athletic peers (Allison, 1981; Bovyer, 1968; Kistler, 1957; Lakie, 1964; Richardson, 1962).
On the basis of these findings, it is clear that if physical activity is to contribute to values development, then strategies that employ moral reasoning beyond social convention must be used. In response to this need, a number of intervention techniques have been designed and implemented in a variety of sports settings. Horrocks (1977, 1979, 1980) has applied the concepts of Kohlberg’s
moral reasoning to physical activity. Through the use of intervention and superordinate goals, Horrocks was able to find a positive correlation between socially accepted play patterns and moral reasoning. Weiss, Bredemeier, Shields, and Shewchuk (1984) and Romance (1984) have identified improvements in cognitive-
developmental levels through interventions using either moral development or social learning strategies.

Apparently, the #NBA does not subscribe to the moral reasoning associated with sportsmanlike behavior by using monetary values to drive the decision making of the residents of Charlotte, NC.

It’s my ball you can’t play and I’m taking it home….