Tag: Pasquale Battaglia

Tea party charter school leader admits becoming a cyber school was simply a way to get chartered

Tea party charter school leader admits becoming a cyber school was simply a way to get chartered

I wrote my first piece about the Livingston Christian Academy, now called the Livingston Classical Academy (LCA), back in December of 2014. Since then, the group – which hopes to open a school with a curriculum steeped in tea party ideology and right-wing principles – was sent packing by Brighton schools. However, after shopping around, LCA ended up landing a […]



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Denied by Brighton schools, group shops its tea party charter school to Whitmore Lake schools

Denied by Brighton schools, group shops its tea party charter school to Whitmore Lake schools

You have to give the group headed up by rabid tea partier Pasquale Battaglia credit; they are persistent. After having their request to charter their tea party charter school denied by Brighton Public Schools, they have turned their attention now to Whitmore Lake Public Schools. The WLPS voted on October 26th to put out a call soliciting a cyber charter […]



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FOIA’ed letter shows Brighton tea party school still seeks charter so they can “train up American Citizen Patriots”

FOIA’ed letter shows Brighton tea party school still seeks charter so they can “train up American Citizen Patriots”

With Brighton Area Schools deciding not to consider chartering a new charter school in their district, the group trying to open a tea party-led school in Brighton has had to turn their attention to other places. Pasquale Battaglia, the brainchild behind the project and self-described “landlord” sent a letter to Dr. Craig Douglas, the Director of the School/University Partnership Office […]



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Brighton tea party charter school group still shopping for an authorizer, Hillsdale College now actively involved

Brighton tea party charter school group still shopping for an authorizer, Hillsdale College now actively involved

After Brighton Area Schools declined to charter their school the organizers of the proposed charter school in Brighton called the Livingston Classical Academy, formerly the Lindbom Classical Academy – which is part of the American Classical Academy group, formerly the American Christian Academy – have not given up. According to two recent articles, the group continues to shop around for […]



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911 tape shows “threatening” Brighton parent arrested for trespassing at tea party school open house was “very calm, very quiet”

911 tape shows “threatening” Brighton parent arrested for trespassing at tea party school open house was “very calm, very quiet”

WHMI is reporting that the Livingston County Prosecutor’s office will move forward with misdemeanor trespassing charges against Brighton parent Glenn Ikens who had the audacity to remain seated when asked to leave the “open house” of a proposed tea party charter school in Brighton. According to a spokesman for the the Livingston County Classical Academy (formerly the Lindbom Classical Academy) […]



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Mainstream media begins to pick up story of conservative charter school group having opponent arrested at “Open House”

Mainstream media begins to pick up story of conservative charter school group having opponent arrested at “Open House”

NOTE: All of my reporting on this issue can be found HERE. Four days after the self-described conservative group Livingston Classical Academy (formerly Lindbom Classical Academy) had a vocal opponent, Glenn Ikens, arrested for refusing to leave their “open house”, mainstream media outlets are beginning to report on it. The Detroit News has light coverage HERE and the Livingston County […]



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Livingston Classical Academy responds to Electablog … errr… Eclectablog coverage

Livingston Classical Academy responds to Electablog … errr… Eclectablog coverage

Please proceed… NOTE: This story has been updated HERE. Over the past several months, I have been reporting on the ongoing efforts of a ideologically conservative group in Brighton, Michigan who have been attempting to have their charter school chartered by Brighton Area Schools (BAS). They have been unsuccessful in this endeavor. This group started out being called the American […]



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UPDATED: More on Brighton tea party school who had “open house” attendee arrested for past opposition

UPDATED: More on Brighton tea party school who had “open house” attendee arrested for past opposition

NOTE: This story has been updated HERE and HERE. Yesterday, in a post that has gone somewhat viral, I reported about how the owner of a proposed tea party charter school in Brighton, Michigan had an attendee, Glenn Ikens, arrested at what they called an “open house” because of his previous opposition to their efforts to be chartered by the […]



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UPDATED x2: Leader of Brighton group has concerned parent arrested at an “open house” for their proposed tea party charter school

UPDATED x2: Leader of Brighton group has concerned parent arrested at an “open house” for their proposed tea party charter school

NOTE: This story has been updated twice below and in HERE, HERE, and HERE. Over the past few months, I have written about the efforts of a group formerly known as the American Christian Academies to form a tea party charter school in Brighton, Michigan that would use tax dollars to run as a public school. The name of the […]



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Brighton Area Schools declines to vote on chartering tea party school, potentially avoids costly election

Brighton Area Schools declines to vote on chartering tea party school, potentially avoids costly election

Last night, the Brighton Area Schools (BAS) board declined to take a vote on chartering the tea party “classical academy” being pushed by Pasquale Battaglia and a coalition of homeschooling parents. You can read more on the history of this politically extreme group HERE. After months of heated public discussion, the Brighton Area Schools Board of Education refused to even […]



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Brighton Area Schools board votes down chartering of tea party charter school

Brighton Area Schools board votes down chartering of tea party charter school

At their meeting on Monday night, the board of Brighton Area Schools held a consensus vote on chartering a tea party charter school being proposed by the “American Classical Academy Coalition (ACAC)” (formerly the “American Christian Academy”.) The vote was 6-to-1 against chartering the “Lindbom Classical Academy” and a formal up-or-down vote has been put on the agenda for their […]



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