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Bus Monitor Cries While Middle School Kids Bullied Her For 10 Minutes



Bus Monitor Cries After Bullied

Students riding a bus in Greece, New York belittled, badgered and bullied a bus monitor into tears. The bus was part of the Athena Middle School in NY. The bus monitor was riding the bus to help try and keep the kids safe and under control. What the bus monitor, Karen H. Klein got were horrendous attacks verbally over and over.

The video was recorded for over 10 minutes and 9 seconds of extremely uncomfortable attacks. The video reveals the students that were saying all of the profanity & verbal attacks to Karen Klein who is 68 years old. The students listed as involved are: Luis Recio, Wesley Helm, Brandon Teng and Joshua Slesak.

It was reported by a donation website that Karen earns around $15,506 a year. Students made fun of the bus monitor Karen by saying things like, “You’re so f**in poor you fat a**.” Karen kept calm and responded to the middle school kids, “I try to live by some of these words, I try and it’s really hard. It says to live with integrity.” The kids said, “I’m surprised you know how to read. Nobody cares about what the f**cking kitty purse says.” The kids start to read her purse and make fun of her quoting off some of the sayings like, “Dare to laugh”, “Be remarkable” … One of the kids says, “You already are remarkable by taking up the whole entire seat.”

The kids went of for ten minutes on telling Karen how fat she was and how much she was sweating. At one point Karen responded, “It’s not sweat, I’m crying all over.” At many points during the video you can see the bus monitor deflecting the insults and attacks with shrugs and trying to look out of the window. When Karen quits responding some of the kids start telling her to give them her address. The kids said they wanted to break into her house and take all of her things, pee on her doorstep and crap in her mouth.

The story is heart wrenching and terrible and literally shows you what kids are like these days. The video has racked up over 2,222,743 million views. Don’t worry there is a good part to the ending of this story. There was a link shared with the video of Karen Klein being attacked that asked people to donate to Karen. The request was to help Karen go on vacation and retire.

Karen Klein DonationDuring writing this story we monitored the donation site and saw the amount donated to Karen go from $344,622 to $348,049. You can also help donate and help Karen retire.

The donation website is located here

The donation site allows a flexible funding campaign and the campaign will receive all of the funds by Friday July 20th, 2012.

On June 21st, 2012 Fox News revealed that Karen Klein would not press charges from an announcment from Captain Steve Chatterton of the Greece Police Department. “Obviously we are upset with what we saw in the video, both as parents and police officers,” Chatterton told reporters during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “But at this time, she has decided she does not want to press criminal charges.”

On the donation site contact information is provided for you to reach out and speak out to officials, school members & to take action:

Link to the school’s website:

Bus number: #784

School’s fax number: (585) 966-4039

Principal of the school’s E-mail address:

Staff E-mails & Other Links:

Karen’s Facebook:

Karen’s daughter came onto the donation page to give an update from June 21st, 2012 and said:

************ UPDATE 11:00 am est 6/21: This is Amanda (tammbg below). I am Karen’s daughter and I just joined this campaign. I have spoken with Max and with Indiegogo and we just want to thank you so much for your support. I am at work now so can’t put a picture up yet. We are completely overwhelmed with all the support, so thank you. *************

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  1. Laura A

    June 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I wish i could do something, like start a petition to make sure these kids get punished in some formal way, because the victim has decided not to press charges, and obviously if these kids are acting this way to begin with, their not going to be punished by their parents properly. Although this behaviour is despicable and the kids need to be disiplined, its an obvious sign of a lack of proper parenting! I’m not even religious but i firmly believe in ‘Do unto other as you would have done to you’! If I ever found out that my child acted this way towards another human being, besides punishing them to the fullest extreme (not physical abuse), I would treat them the way they treated this innocent person for at least a day. Follow them around all day yelling crude and demeaning remarks towards them, and at the end of the day ask them how they felt. In todays world of absent parenting, taking their cell phone away as ‘grounding’ or ‘punishment’ is NOT enough! THESE KIDS NEED TO BE PUNISHED, BUT THE PARENTS NEED TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES AND THEIR RESPONSIBILTY IN RAISING THEIR CHILDREN PROPERLY, WITH MORALS AND EMPATHY FOR OTHERS!!!!

  2. big ed

    June 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    three hundred and fifty thousand! Ludicrous…

  3. Shay

    June 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Although I feel the same disgusted and appalled emotions that are posted here.. I’m extremely disappointed to every comment within the article and in response to the article stating it’s how ‘kids these days’ behave.

    It’s not to blame the generation. Yes, I’m responding to this due to my own age (turning 21 this August). However, I have never heard any of my peers in high school speak this way especially to anybody older than them. In fact, if a peer did that.. within a couple minutes that person would be hoping they could leave school early. None of my peers tolerated that behavior towards any staff member. I’ve never even had those thoughts about another human. Other of my personal peers who have seen this have agreed.

  4. fashion

    June 22, 2012 at 1:08 am

    whatever happened to “shut the h*** up or I’m stopping the bus and you’ll walk home”? I grew up taking the school bus not too long ago & the moment the bus driver heard a swear he was hollering. It wasn’t an empty threat either, believe me…

  5. sheri

    June 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I raised two children now 22 and 26 without spanking and as put here beating their a**es and they are wonderful respectful adults and would never treat someone. I you do not have to spank or physically strike children to raise good kids. I never understood the logic behind teaching kids how to behave and how to treat others by physically striking them. You set rules, you dont give them everything the wish for, you spend time with them, you teach by being an example in how you treat people. Sure my kids had punishments if they were disrespectful but not for any little mistake kids make. I talked with my kids not down to them. These kids probably have parents who to spank in anger this breeds anger and bitterness not good behavour. Spanking instead of taking time to make you children feel worthy, loved, and safe is what parents who donthave time or want to spend the time with the children they brought in this world. If an adult acted in a way or did something wrong and you “spanked” them it would be battery and criminal charges but acceptable to do to children. My two children are proof you do not have to strike kids to raise wonderful respectful caring people but you do have to make them a priority and put in the time to love them and guide them everyday not just when your not tired, busy, or want to be doing something more fun. There is no me time just raising your children time until the job is done and they are wonderful adults

    • Jackie

      June 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Hello Sheri,
      I think it’s fantastic that you didnt have to.spank your kids and they grew up to be great people. However, I was spanked as a child, (I’m still a child… I’m 16 but I’m not spanked anymore) and I can PROMISE that if my parents didn’t spank me I would probably be in jail right now. I think that is the best thing my parents could have done for me. I give Mother and Father the utmost respect to this day, and will continue to do so. It depends on the individual. Me, I needed spanking as a child. Your children are possibly just gopd natured and you’re lucky. When I have children I will spank them. The kids in this video most likely receive no form of punishment as a result of their actions… There is no doubt in my mind, that if their parents spanked them, then they would hold some sort of respect, fear, and love for their elders. That is all… Have a nice day 🙂

    • Jerry

      June 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Yeah… your kids are probably horrible when you’re not around. Your one of those mothers that is shocked once you find out your little church kid is a meth head.

  6. Lisa

    June 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I have to agree with Jerry, kids that don’t get spankings act like this. Kids that don’t get disciplined often are like this. Kids that aren’t taught to respect their elders are like this. Bring back the boards & belts.

  7. Jerry

    June 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    This just shows what the piece of sh** kids are like these days. We are doomed with these little brats ready to grow up and be the leaders in our country. Videos games, iPhones, free music, easy food, A/C, no more bike riding and running around outside… lazy rude terrible kids. What you get when spanking is practically illegal. These kids need more than a spanking, they need their a*ses ripped off.

  8. Taylor Bostic

    June 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    This is so sad. I have a young son and i will do everything in my power to make sure my son has respect for other people… I have never talked to anyone that way in my life… I also want to know why none of the other kids on the bus did not say anything. I was always doing my best to stop bullying. If those kids were my children not only would they get major punishment, but they would go to her house tell her they were sorry and did anything around her house that she needed done for at least a month and i would sit there with her the whole time if i had to… It is sad the way children are being raised these days.

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#CancelMyDebt Trends On Twitter As Debtors Urge Student Loan Default

Twitter erupts with #CancelMyDebt sentiments after Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked netizens to share their student loan stories. Click To Tweet



Twitter erupts with #CancelMyDebt sentiments after Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked netizens to share their student loan stories.
Approximately, there are 45 million Americans who have outstanding student loan. Photo: mancaalberto | CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

#CancelMyDebt trends on Twitter as emotional student loan debtors took to the popular micro-blogging website their frustrations on the debts they are still paying and urged the government to pay off their student loans.

Twitter erupts with poignant posts of Americans paying off their student loans and how their debts affected their lives following their graduation. The angered netizens expressed their opinions on the tax plan that granted America’s 1% with a $1.5 trillion tax cuts while the government turns blind eyes over the student loan problem that the youth has been facing.

The apparent hashtag came after U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren encouraged students and graduates to share their stories using the #CancelMyVote hashtag to support her plan to cancel student loan debts of 95% of Americans currently paying for it. Warren’s policy to cover the student loan repayment from an additional tax on top of the top 0.1%.

“I paid off my student loans after 10 years, but it took me getting a six-figure book deal to do it. Folks shouldn’t have to hope for the equivalent of winning the lottery to have a future. #CancelMyDebt” wrote @nkjemisin on Twitter.

President Donald Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law on December 2017 and have brought significant tax reforms. “For the wealthy, banks and other corporations, the tax reform package can be considered a lopsided victory given its significant and permanent tax cuts to corporate profits, investment income, estate tax, and more. Financial services companies stand to see huge gains based on the new, lower corporate rate (21%) as well as preferential tax treatment of pass-through companies. Some banks have said that their effective tax rate will drop under 21%.,” Investopedia explained.

As the current tax plan consistently accommodates the rich, student loan debtors remain in limbo as the increasing interest rates and the piling debt are crippling their financial presents and even their futures. Student loans are a form of financial aid used to help students access higher education. Student loan debt in the United States has been snowballing since 2006, rising to nearly $1.56 trillion by 2019. Shockingly, the entire total loan debt of American equals 7.5% of the country’s GDP.

There are approximately 45 million Americans who have an outstanding student loan of $37,172 on average at the time of graduation. On top of that, student loan also appears not to be evenly distributed and is disproportionately concentrated on the for-profit college sector.

Now, student loan debtors are calling for the government to default their debts. They argue that as the outstanding student loan debt totals 1.5 trillion and the tax cut equals the same, the government can afford to pay off all of student loan debts.

People tweeting #CancelMyDebt clarifies, however, that they are not asking for a loan default because they did not owe anything. They said that call was intended for the government to take actions to destroy the systems that allow student loan companies to exploit people with dreams.

“My reality is paying $1200 a month for my student debt ALONE and working 7 days a week over 4 different jobs. I’m not asking for a “hand out,” I’m asking that we as a country address the insane cost those who are not wealthy have to pay to get higher education #CancelMyDebt,” said @steeltoejilly on a Twitter post.

Another Twitter user also chimed in saying that interest hikes have ballooned her student loan debt even if she’s paying them religiously. “I have four jobs in the education field right now. I graduated in 2005 with $100,000 in student loans. After a decade of payments, undergrad debt is over $200,000 bc of interest rates. I can’t lease a car to get to work, so I walk. I don’t own a bed. #cancelmydebt.”

However, sentiments are polarized. A huge chunk of posts bearing the hashtag talks about their disagreement to Warren’s plans. Most of them argued that student loans are student’s decisions, and the government should not be burdened to pay for their obligations.

“#CancelMyDebt? Uh, no. Nobody forced you to take out student loans. Nobody forced you to major in something that won’t land you a good job. Nobody else is responsible for your debt. It’s your debt; it’s your responsibility.” Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday.

Kurt Schlichter, a veteran, chimed in saying that Americans can serve in the military and reap the benefits of GI Bill as he did. “Well, you could have served your country and earned GI Bill benefits like I did. But you didn’t. So I’m kind of unclear why you think I owe you anything.#CancelMyDebt? Nah. How about you #PayYourOwnDebt?” /apr

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William Rick Singer’s Three Easy Ways To Get Into Great Universities; The College Admission Scheme



The college admission scheme of William Rick SInger

The wealthy continue to define the line between them and the less fortunate because, apparently, even the most selective universities in the country can be bought—one way or the other.

Both parents and students alike are enraged after the turn of events involving 46 people on the most prominent college admissions cheating scheme in the country.

Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches from elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents.

These wealthy parents are not sparing a penny to get their children to good universities, as a report says that the elaborate scheme amounted to around $25 million. 

“This is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children. This is a case where parents flaunted their wealth, sparing no expense to cheat the system, so they can set their children up for success with the best education money can buy, literally,” said Joseph Bonavolonta, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge, at a press conference.

Dubbed as the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues,” the college admissions scheme worked in two ways. 

At the center of it all was William Rick Singer, founder of Edge College & Career Network a for-profit college prepper. Mr. Singer is also known as “The Key.”

Singer’s elaborate scam, allegedly, only needed three ways to get the undeserving rich into great universities. 

The first is through cheating. 

Getting high scores on standardized SAT and ACT examinations are one of the sure ways of sealing a spot at admission even in the most selective universities. 

In the case of Singer’s clients, he was the one ensuring the candidates get high scores. Parents would be advised to let their children take the examination on a given date so another person, who’s a lot smarter, can take the test for them. In some cases, the children’s answer sheets would be replaced with ones that have higher results. 

In instances that the student cannot take the exam themselves, one merely need to submit a sample of her penmanship. This was to guide the person taking the exam for them to doctor their penmanship well.

Academy Award nominee, Felicity Huffman had Singer’s people arrange her daughter’s exam, which gained a significant 400 points higher than her practice exam the previous year only for $15,000.

Huffman allegedly wanted to do the same for her younger daughter but decided to back away.

How did they get away with this? By bribing the proctors.

Bribes function a lot in Singer’s admissions scheme. Like in the case of the third way, students get into prestigious universities.

Students pretend to be athletes. 

If students’ SAT and ACT scores won’t help them make the cut, Singer turns average students into competitive athletes. 

Some practices even went great lengths to the extent of photoshopping their children’s photos into stock photos of athletes to make it seem more realistic. 

Singer would bribe university coaches to let Singer’s clients in the university by making a play that they are athletes that the university can benefit from.

However, coaches didn’t have the power to admit students, but they did have the capability to recommend students. So they did with the right push, and it’s not a student’s talents or skills.

This was the case with Lori Loughlin’s two daughters.

Loughlin, famous with her role in Full House between 1988 and 1995, paid a total of $500,000 for Singer’s services to get her two daughters—Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19—to participate in the University of Southern California’s Crew team. However, both of Loughlin’s daughters never participated in crew, competitively or otherwise.

All of these were transacted through Singer’s nonprofit, Key Worldwide Foundation—a charity that supposedly functions as an educational prepper for underprivileged children who wants to get into colleges and universities.

Parents would easily siphon their payments, without tax, for Singer’s services by giving a hefty donation for the underserved kids in the foundation.

This crooked system has been going on since 2011 and may have produced graduates from prestigious universities during that time. This may not be the only system of college admission schemes, but let this sensationalized conspiracy serve as a warning to whoever wishes to cheat their way through life.

The arrest and the case made against the cheating, lying and the rich who try to curb their future through unjust and unlawful means is a reminder the hard work pays off, and not everything can be bought.

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Open Field Program Reawakens Black Academia In Chester County, South Carolina



Black Academia Reawakens In Chester County, South Carolina

Brainerd Institute in Chester, South Carolina was the first and only school in the county for freed slaves and their children and was one of the largest and oldest institutions for Black students in the United States. It closed in 1939 and was up for sale. Actress Phylicia Rashad, daughter of a Brainerd’s alumni, purchased what remained of Brainerd Institute- Kulmer Hall.

Brainerd Institute started in 1866 as a school for freedman and was later named when Rev. Samuel Loomis established churches and schools among blacks near Chester on the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church’s order. Started as an elementary school, Brainerd soon expanded to ten grades by 1913 and was a four-year-high-school in the 1930s. When high school admission began to decline, it became Brainerd Junior College.

Public education later expanded in South Carolina, so opportunities for black student admission increased. The shift convinced the Presbyterian Church that Brainerd was no longer a necessity to the community. Reduction of entries and limited funds forced Brainerd to close in 1939.

With only Kulmer Hall as the only remaining building in the state, the property was up for sale. In the late 1990s, a local group was interested in preserving the school. Actress Phylicia Rashad and her sister, dancer Debbie Allen answered the call for support. They bought the only remaining building left of Brainerd in honor of their mother, Vivian Ayers Allen.

Not only Ayers Allen is an alumna of Brainerd’s final graduating class of 1939, but both of her parents were from Brainerd Institute as well. Allen grew up across the street from the school. On numerous occasions, she would bring her daughters to her childhood neighborhood, where they would spend their evenings dancing on the campus grounds. It’s no doubt why Brainerd Institute is very close to the family’s heart.

When Ayers Allen learned that her Alma Mater was on sale and could be redeveloped into apartment complexes, she felt like “someone has to do something.” And so her daughters, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen bought the remaining Kumler Hall and had both hosted fundraising events for the restoration of the hall.

While Kumler Hall is currently under reconstruction, Ayers Allen and her daughters are using the campus’ green spaces for the Open Field Program. The program was first launched in Houston until it was brought to Brainerd. It started in 2017 as the first summer literacy workshop, held on the school’s fields and will continue in summer 2018. The program allows preschoolers to explore its interactive curriculum. Moreover, it offers lessons, workshops, and guest speakers that make students feel more like they are at camp than at school.

Ayers Allen and her daughters are committed to restoring Chester’s tradition of providing education to those in need. The three women will continue to restore Kumler Hall so someday, the Open Fields will become a year-long program that preserves and shares Brainerd Institute’s academic, artistic, and cultural contributions within the community.

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