Education Outreach at Manchester West High School

10806304_392029594305396_51057408654822989_nEarlier this morning myself, fellow Free Keene blogger and co-host of the Rebel Love Show Shire Dude, and Ann Leverette of Seditious Sirens decided to hand out School Sucks Project flyers out to students in front of Manchester West High School. If the school can use pro 10423305_392030064305349_4057940784120658817_nstate propaganda in their curriculum, so can those of us that believe the state should not have any role in education. The entire event was inspired by education outreach conducted in Keene years ago. At one point, a school official came out to “request” that we leave school property. We of course did not cooperate with his request. Myself and Shire Dude started to ask what would happen if we didn’t comply with his request at which point the school official refused to talk to us. Most likely due to the fact he was being recorded. After no longer having a 10933882_392032040971818_3464301483672716791_ndistraction from one of the employees of the school, we returned to the purpose of our activism. Even with the freezing temperatures, we handed out flyers for roughly thirty minutes to students as they were entering the school.
(more…)

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 71

The hell is brutalist philosophy? • Setting up an anti-recruiting table on career day • Militarism in the US and the business of war • Live calls on the show? • Jimmy from AZ approves • Conformity and the Asch experiment • Josie not susceptible to hypnosis • Jay, Josie Wales, and Rapsher join • Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org

Keene High School Warden, Lynne “the Witch” Wagner, Resigns

Lynne Wagner

Lynne Wagner, Now-Former KHS Warden

Local independent newsman, Jared Goodell has broken news about Keene High School warden Lynne Wagner resigning, scooping the Keene Sentinel.  Here’s Wagner’s alleged letter of resignation as posted to Goodell’s facebook account that cites both micromanagement and unprofessional tactics as reasons for leaving the helm of the day prison.

Goodell calls Wagner a “witch” on his facebook profile and tells me that he’s kept in touch with several Keene High staff since graduating and has heard many comments about Wagner, including that she is crass and narcissistic. He described an incident involving one of Wagner’s first-implemented changes when arriving at KHS:

a1318[1]“A group of students created a super student parking spot near the front entrance of the high school. The parking spot was painted with the “Superman” symbol, meant to represent “Super Student.” The spot was further marked by a sign, much like a handicap sign, that read “Reserved for Student of The Month.” When Wagner arrived at the school, she had the parking spot’s artwork painted over with black paint and the sign was replaced with one that read ‘Principal Parking Only’.”

Current KHS inmate and incoming 2015 Senior Sophie Shatzman said of Wagner, “She talked to the students like they were too young to understand anything important in life, which didn’t get her a lot of respect.” (more…)

VIDEO: Man Arrested at Gilford School Board Meeting

Maybe this guy wouldn’t be so upset if he weren’t forced to pay for government schools that he presumably doesn’t support. If we didn’t have a coercive, one-size-fits-all education system, every parent and child could get the education they value through the free market.

Here’s full video of the arrest from Josh Youssef, who followed the cop out, unlike WMUR. Late in the video, the cop claims the calm, suited man is resisting, a common tactic of police who want to add a resisting charge to their victim, for extra punishment:

Here’s Youssef’s description of the event:

William Baer was arrested at the Gilford NH School Board meeting on 5/5/2014 for violating the 2-minute speaking rule imposed by board chairman Sue Allen. Allen restricted each speaker to a strict 2 minutes, statement format(no questions or answers), and only one speaking opportunity per person.

When William Baer violated this “rule,” Allen declared him “out of order” and had him arrested and removed.

Baer was voicing his disgust with the Gilford High School’s required reading of what he considered an age-inappropriate book for his 14-year old daughter, “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodie Picault. The book depicts textually pornographic details of an “encounter” between 2 minors. Many have characterized the scene depicted on Page 313 as a rape scene because the girl rescinded “consent.”

Here’s the WMUR version: (more…)

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 46

Judge dismisses case against school district • Free Keene haters losing their damn minds • Darryl did NOT win the lottery • What your drink says about you • Freerock joins. Show notes, audio and archives at: BlackSheepRising.org

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 44

Keene election results • City douche nozzles recommend increasing parking rates and fines • The hell is a Noped? • First Kiss video = fake.  Darryl disagrees • Woman joins search party to find herself • Which countries have the least sex? • 12 sexiest accents • Ashley hates the British. accent.  Matt and Ashley join.  Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org