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  • Police: Polk teacher had sex with teen, aborted pregnancy

    04/16/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 15, 2014 |
    A 29-year-old Polk County teacher was arrested Monday night on charges of having sex with a 17-year-old student during a four-month romance that involved a pregnancy and abortion, Lakeland police said. Jennifer Christine Fichter, an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, told the boy’s mother that she was in love with her son and admitted to several sexual encounters, police said.
  • New Hampshire teacher resigns rather than 'unfriend' students on Facebook

    04/10/2014 6:17:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies
    upi ^ | April 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    CLAREMONT, N.H.,A 79-year-old substitute teacher chose to resign from teaching after a very unfriendly dispute with school administrators in Claremont, N.H. Carol Thebarge opted to give up her job after 35 year instead of “unfriending” her students on Facebook. "Do we have the right as teachers, when we respect our students and our students respect us, to have that relationship?" Thebarge told WMUR. "I feel like mine is very safe. I have never been inappropriate." School administrators at Stevens High School told Thebarge that her account was a potential safety concern, especially after another teacher was let go after being...
  • (Video) Vietnam Vet Hated By His Math Students. Boy They Were Wrong.

    04/07/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by AmericanAndProud1989 · 18 replies
    <p>This is a pretty awesome post I saw on the American Military News website. These students thought their teacher was horribly miserable and then one of them found something out about him. Greatly inspiring about a guy who still serves his community!</p>
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core

    03/27/2014 9:02:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/14 | Duane Lester
    Missouri elementary teacher Susan Kimball testified before the Missouri Senate Education Committee that she has been threatened and bullied for her opposition to Common Core.
  • This week in Muslims threatening to stab a professor and setting a dead teacher on fire ( Ohio & )

    03/17/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2014 | Eric Owens
    An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years. The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies ... comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”.. Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).” .. An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged...
  • Teacher orders boy, 10, to remove Help for Heroes wristband worn in memory of Lee Rigby

    03/12/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Mark Duell
    Teacher orders boy, 10, to remove Help for Heroes wristband worn in memory of Lee Rigby 'because it might cause offence' By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 04:33 EST, 12 March 2014 A teacher allegedly ordered a 10-year-old boy to take off his Help for Heroes wristband because it could cause offence. Tracy Tew was shocked when her son Charlie was put on a report card at Maldon Primary School in Essex after he refused to take off the charity rubber bracelet sold to honour injured soldiers. Charlie wears the wristband - bought at the Colchester Military Festival - in honour of...
  • SoCal teacher accused of making 10-year-old eat from trash

    02/22/2014 11:01:40 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 44 replies ^ | Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 |
    POMONA, Calif. — A teacher in Southern California has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of forcing a student to eat food from a trash can. The incident was reported on Wednesday at Alcott Elementary School in Pomona. 10-year-old Gilbert Lopez said after he threw his lunch away, his teacher asked him to pull his sandwich out of the garbage and finish eating it.
  • NY college professor dies after snorting heroin

    02/20/2014 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2014
    APALACHIN, N.Y. — The State University of New York's Broome Community College ... Warren had served as chairman of the community college's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program. He also was a former police officer and New York state-certified criminal investigator.
  • Heroin found in faculty restroom at Fallsburg elementary school

    02/19/2014 7:54:25 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    recordonline ^ | 02/18/2014 | Leonard Sparks
    7 elementary school staff hire lawyers Fallsburg police investigating the reported discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a faculty bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School say the refusal by a group of teachers to cooperate is hampering their probe. No one has been charged, but six teachers and an aide were identified as having used the men's room before a school staff member reportedly found a heroin baggie on Feb. 11. Just before the winter break in December, heroin and needles were reportedly found in the same bathroom. Each of the seven faculty members initially agreed to give urine...
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • After YouTube Video, 2nd Accuser Files Legal Claim Over Alleged Sex Abuse

    School administrator who resigned after a first alleged victim accused her in a widely watched YouTube video. Andrea Cardosa is seen in a yearbook photo. At a news conference with her attorney, the 18-year-old woman, identified only as Brianna, said she was abused as a 14-year-old student in Val Verde Unified School District by Andrea Cardosa, the former Alhambra High administrator. A claim against the school district — the first step toward a civil lawsuit — was filed Wednesday by Brianna’s attorney. Speaking at the news conference with reporters, Brianna said the district should have protected students. The alleged abuse...
  • California students sue over teacher tenure

    01/26/2014 1:42:37 PM PST · by rey · 26 replies
    Press Democrat/ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 26, 2014 | JULIE WATSON
    Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in classrooms.
  • ower Moreland High School teacher had sex with student, DA says

    01/26/2014 9:53:00 AM PST · by csvset · 45 replies
    WPVI ^ | January 24, 2014 | staff
    LOWER MORELAND, Pa. - January 24, 2014 (WPVI) -- A high school teacher in Montgomery County has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Erica Ann Ginnetti, 33, an advanced math teacher at Lower Moreland High School, is charged with 13 counts including Institutional Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor. Students say the rumors have been circulating for a while that Ginnetti, a married mother, had an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old male student. "The fact that she had kids and she was a teacher and he was student, that's...
  • A call to my childhood rapist teacher (Alhambra, CA Vice Principal)

    01/21/2014 3:49:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2014 | Jamie X
  • CA Teacher Forces Student to Stop Talking About Bible

    01/15/2014 2:29:31 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 17 replies ^ | 1.14.2014 | Paul Bois
    On December 19, a school teacher in Temecula, California told her first grade student, Brynn Williams, that she could not present her family's Christmas tradition of a star of Bethlehem at her school, according to local reports. Brynn's class was assigned to do a 1-minute presentation about an object that best represents their family's Christmas tradition. When Brynn stood up to give her presentation, she began reciting a Bible verse just before the teacher interrupted and told her to ”go take your seat". She was the only student not allowed to finish her presentation. "When this took place she was...

    01/10/2014 12:54:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | By Mike Flynn
    Friday's December jobs report was a major disappointment, showing the economy gained just 74k jobs last month. Economists had expected the economy to gain around 200k jobs. The unemployment rate, however, dropped to 6.7% as 347k frustrated job-seekers gave up and left the labor force. We are in an upside-down world where a drop in the unemployment rate is a bad sign for the economy. The overall labor force shrunk dramatically last year. In December 2012, 155.4 million workers had a job or were actively looking for one. Last month, though, 154.9 million were in the labor force, a drop...
  • US bishops’ book on immigration urges compassion

    01/09/2014 8:29:55 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Church Times ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | Tim Wyatt
    FOUR bishops in the United States have published a book, Bishops on the Border, that calls for immigration reform, and urges Christians in the US to approach the issue with compassion. Bishop Minerva Carcaño, of the United Methodist Church; Bishop Stephen Talmage, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the Roman Catholic Bishop of Tucson, the Rt Revd Gerald Kicanas; and the Episcopal Bishop of Arizona, the Rt Revd Kirk Smith, all minister in Arizona - a state where large numbers of Mexicans have illegally crossed the border in recent years. The bishops explain their experiences of the debate over...
  • The IRS and DOJ Fix Is In With Obama

    01/09/2014 6:36:08 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 29 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    In a blatant move, the fix is apparently in by the Obama administration. In recent days, Obama has two connections to controversial people in key positions that have a blatant conflict of interest. The first is for the attorney who is leading the investigation of the IRS targeting conservative groups such as the Tea Party. The other individual is the nomination to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In the biggest display of cronyism seen in a long time, Obama is making sure that no matter what happens, the final report will have him smelling like...
  • Sarah Palin: I Went to Fox to 'Piss Off the People' Who Wanted Me Dead

    01/09/2014 5:57:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 8, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said that she went back to Fox News to piss off the people who wished she were dead, which is exactly the reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes gave for bringing her to the network in the first place. "Fox’s Roger Ailes says he hired me 'to piss off the people that wanted her dead,'" Palin wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday in response to a report in the Hollywood Reporter in which Ailes said he hired Palin to drive her haters crazy. "Hmmm. Funny. I accepted for the same reason!"
  • ObamaCare, Obama Support Hit Record Lows In New Poll

    01/09/2014 5:19:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/09/2014 | John Merline
    One in five Democrats now opposes ObamaCare, a record high, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. And more than one in six Democrats now say they want it repealed, another new high. Overall, 55% of the public oppose the law, the highest since IBD/TIPP started asking this question in 2010. Just 37% support ObamaCare, matching a record low. And while support for outright repeal of the law inched down in January, that was because it fell among Republicans and independents. Among Democrats, support for repeal jumped 4 points. ObamaCare is also clearly driving down President Obama's approval rating, which dropped...
  • Queen Michelle and Countess Oprah on Fantasy Island

    01/09/2014 4:37:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    *ar·is·toc·ra·cy noun \?a-r?-'stä-kr?-se, ?er-?-\1:government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class2 a:a government in which power is vested in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualifiedb :a state with such a government3:a governing body or upper class usually made up of a hereditary nobility4:the aggregate of those believed to be superior(*From Merriam-Webster) It’s good to be the queen. Just ask Dennis Rodman, or perhaps his little friend Kim Jung Un. Better yet, consult with Queen Bee Michelle Obama and Countess Oprah Winfrey who are relaxing on a Hawaiian vacation together before the hectic, terrible...
  • Today’s Jaw-Dropper… Michelle Obama Tells Supporters: We Don’t Believe in Handouts and Free Rides

    01/07/2014 9:55:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Obama had the gall to tell supporters in New York City this week,“We don’t believe in handouts. We don’t think anyone should get a free ride,”What? That’s ALL they believe in is handouts and redistribution: ** Barack Obama has created two new food stamp recipients for every job created.** number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City.** Under Obamacare the Congressional Budget Office projects that nine million Americans would be added to Medicaid’s rolls in 2014.** 43% of Americans don’t pay income tax.** Under Obama the US government now redistributes two trillion...
  • Big Gov't Programs Wasting Billions for Nothing?

    01/08/2014 8:37:13 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    CBN News ^ | Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | Paul Strand
    Big Gov't Programs Wasting Billions for Nothing? By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Wednesday, January 08, 2014 WASHINGTON - Federal social programs are supposed to help the poor and disadvantaged in the country. It turns out many of these programs spend billions of taxpayer dollars while doing no good at all. A new book is raising the question few in Washington dare to ask, "Do Federal Social Programs Work?" It's author, David Mulhausen, has a definitive answer. "The government is stepping in, saying, 'We've got a program for you and that's going to make your life better off.'...
  • Man Loses 40 Pounds On McDonald’s Diet

    01/06/2014 4:10:04 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | January 6, 2014 | George Brown
    (Colo, IA) A teacher in Colo, Iowa, decided to eat only at McDonald’s for 90 days to see what it would do to his health. The result turned out to be a good lesson for him and his students. “I can eat any food at McDonald’s I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” said science teacher John Cisna said That was the theory Cisna laid out for three of his students at Colo-Nesco high school this past fall. Ninety days of Mickey D’s for breakfast, lunch and...
  • Anti Christian Bigotry in California School District is Rebuked by Judge. (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2010 2:09:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/9/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have marveled over the years at the kind of fear and anger the Christian Faith generates in some sectors of our society. Even the suggestion that there might a a small nativity scene in a park, or Christmas tree near City Hall, or a display of the Ten Commandments often elicits a hew and cry and brings forth camera crews and elicits lawsuits. But the venom seems especially reserved  for symbols of the Christian faith in particular and to some extent the wider Judeo-Christian heritage. A reference from the Q’ran in school is seen by many of this same...
  • Ohio teacher who allegedly told students US doesn't 'need another black president' suspended

    12/29/2013 6:56:14 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2013 | AP Staff
    <p>A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president has been disciplined.</p> <p>The Fairfield board of education this week suspended teacher Gil Voigt (VOYT') without pay. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( that board president Dan Murray said the suspension is the first step in the termination process. The teacher has 10 days from formal notification to appeal before the school board.</p>
  • Carney on Death of U.S. Teacher in Benghazi: ‘We Expect the Libyan Government to Investigate This’

    12/05/2013 9:46:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/5/13 | Bridget Johnson
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that they’re leaving the investigation of an American teacher shot in Benghazi up to the Libyans. The Libya Herald reported that chemistry teacher Ronnie Smith, 33, was running on Dubai Street in Benghazi’s Digadosta district when he was shot multiple times. According to witnesses, Smith was approached by a black SUV that “drove up to him and retreated several times before shots were fired from the vehicle.” Smith had lived in Benghazi for 13 months with his wife and their 2-year old while teaching at Benghazi International School. His wife had flown back
  • High School Student Arrested for Lighting Teacher on Fire

    11/27/2013 11:22:45 AM PST · by pawpawrick · 61 replies
    breitbart News ^ | 11/27/2013 | pawpawrick
    KNOXVILLE - Police arrested a 15-year-old West High School student on Monday morning for assaulting a teacher after he used a lighter to ignite her hair and shirt. According to witnesses, when the teacher, 23-year-old Gabriela Penalba (pictured above) turned her back to the class, a male student lit her hair and shirt on fire.
  • Student, 14, 'raped teacher and sexually assaulted her with an 'object' before killing her

    11/21/2013 3:43:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rachel Quigley
    The 14-year-old student accused of murdering his teacher also raped her with an 'object' before dumping her body, it was alleged in court on Thursday. Danvers High School student Philip Chism was indicted in a Massachusetts court on charges of murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in the slaying of his math teacher Colleen Ritzer on October 22. Authorities believe Chism, a soccer standout, followed Ritzer into a second-floor bathroom after school armed with a box cutter, stabbed her, wheeled her body outside in a large recycling bin and dumped it in the woods behind the school.
  • Teacher Slugs Middle Schooler Who Mocked His Favorite Football Team

    11/15/2013 9:29:59 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 44 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 11/14/13 | Samer Kalaf
    Texas middle school student Reginald Wells was knocked out with a punch to the face by a teacher last Friday after Wells cracked a joke about the teacher's favorite football team. Wells, who attends Willie Ray Smith Middle School in Beaumont, says he stopped to talk to an assistant teacher from his math class and joked about the teacher's favorite football team, pushing the teacher's shoulder after he said the joke. According to another teacher who was in the hallway, the assistant teacher reacted by punching 12-year-old Wells in the face, knocking him out. From 12News: "(The principal) said Reginald...
  • Teacher Who Never Wanted Union Representation Still Forced To Be A Member

    11/11/2013 12:41:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/4/2013 | Tom Gantert
    When Matt Knapp was hired as a teacher in the Saginaw Public School district 11 years ago, he said he was given paperwork to sign to be a union member. "Oh, no," Knapp said he told the district employee. "I'd rather not be in the union." To his surprise, he was told it was a condition of employment. That changed last year when Michigan became a right-to-work state, which allows union members the freedom to choose whether they want to pay dues or fees to the union. When that happened, Knapp said he approached his union about how to opt...
  • High school teacher fired just because he took students to strip club

    10/24/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-24-2013 | Eric Owens
    A chemistry teacher in northwest Indiana has been fired and criminally charged because he allegedly ferried a group of students to a strip club and gave them beer and hard liquor inside his home. The sacked teacher, Travis Lechien, had taught for a decade at Hanover Central High School in the exurbs of Chicago, reports local NBC affiliate WMAQ. He was also a volleyball coach and a sponsor of many after-school activities. Lechien, 32, had been suspended without pay since Sept. 10 before he was fired. Previously, the school board had refused to accept his attempt to resign. “We take...
  • Danvers schools closed after teacher murdered (MA)

    10/23/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WHDH ^ | 10/23/13 | WHDH
    DANVERS (WHDH) -- A 14-year-old student is in custody after a teacher was found murdered at Danvers High Schools. Danvers Public Schools were closed Wednesday. The Essex District Attorney’s office said it was due to an ongoing homicide investigation. Danvers has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Essex District Attorney said the schools are closed primarily for the investigation and that there is no risk to the public or children. Overnight, there were reports of a missing teen. The DA confirmed that the missing Danvers teen was found safe Wednesday morning. They’ve scheduled a news conference...
  • Minnesota’s teacher of the year decries ‘tyranny of the 1 percent’

    10/23/2013 4:33:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    MPR ^ | 10-21-13 | bob collins
    That line in a speech during the annual Education Minnesota conference last week put Megan Olivia Hall, the state’s teacher of the year, in the line of fire. Hall, a grade 7-12 science teacher at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul said: I think about all of the teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools who gave up our cost of living raise in 2010 in an effort to limit class size in our district. Teachers are persistent and responsible and generous because we believe every child in America, regardless of circumstances of birth, deserves a decent chance at...
  • 2005 DODEA Teacher of Year dies after 41-year career

    10/18/2013 11:15:27 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ashley Rowland
    SEOUL — Former Seoul American High School music teacher Irene Lee died Thursday. Lee, a native of De Smet, S.D.(had) retired in June after a 41-year of quality teaching. “Irene seemed to know every single student, their families, when and what they were going through. She genuinely cared for them. That takes great emotional commitment. Everybody was family to her, and she inspired trust.” Lee moved to Seoul in 1983 after teaching elementary school in Stuttgart, Germany, according to a 2004 Stars and Stripes article. The DODEA; Lee was “a huge part of shaping my teenage years. Taught me a...
  • Ex-principal at Cumberland County middle schools charged with sexually assaulting 3 boys

    10/12/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Venita Jenkins
    A former Cumberland County middle school principal is accused of sexually assaulting three students who were 11 to 14 years old, including one while the child's parent was waiting in the office, according to the Sheriff's Office. David Ellis Edwards, who was principal of Douglas Byrd Middle School for three years until abruptly resigning in August, turned himself in to sheriff's deputies Friday morning. Edwards, 49, of the 7200 block of Tobago Place, is charged with two counts of second-degree forcible sex offense, two counts of sexual acts with a student and five counts of taking indecent liberties with a...
  • Indictment: Ga. Teacher With HIV Molested Teen Boy

    10/10/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2013 | PHILLIP LUCAS
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A south Georgia teacher accused of engaging in sex acts with a teen while knowing he was HIV-positive has been indicted by a grand jury. A five-count indictment filed Wednesday charges 29-year-old Phillip Marquis Burns with child molestation, aggravated child molestation, reckless conduct, child enticement and criminal solicitation. The indictment says Burns masturbated and had oral sex with a 16-year-old boy and asked another boy to send him explicit pictures of himself. Dougherty County court clerk officials say Burns is being represented by Willie C. Weaver, who also serves as a City of Albany Municipal Court judge....
  • Teacher who admitted to sex with 12-year-old student sentenced to SIX years in prison

    09/30/2013 7:17:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2013 | Rachel Quigley and James Nye
    The 32-year-old Californian elementary school teacher and mother-of-two who admitted performing sex acts on a 12-year-old student was sentenced on Friday to six-years in prison with no option for parole. Malia Brooks, from Southern California, pleaded guilty in June to three counts of committing lewd acts with a child under 14 and faced up to 12-years in prison, but Judge Kevin McGee imposed a sentence half that because of the fact she was experiencing manic episodes at the time.
  • Teacher Busted With Heroin Inside a Courthouse Is an Islamic Studies Scholar (Not Fired)

    09/22/2013 10:48:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Fri., Sep. 20 2013 | Raillan Brooks
    It appears that carrying 20 bags of heroin into a city courthouse is not a firable offense in New York City. In a ruling released yesterday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez found that Damian Esteban, found with 20 bags of heroin when he reported for jury duty last October, must be allowed to keep his job at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, overturning the Department of Education's original firing. When Esteban reported for jury during on October 17 of last year, heroin was found in a cigarette pack he was carrying. He was charged with misdemeanor drug...
  • Bloomberg Shocked and Boggled by City’s Inability to Fire ‘Heroin Teacher’

    09/20/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Politicker ^ | September 19, 2013 | Ross Barkan
    New York City’s efforts to fire what it calls the “heroin teacher” received a setback this week that has Mayor Michael Bloomberg fuming. An arbitrator earlier this year ruled that a Brooklyn high school teacher should be fired after he was arrested for bringing heroin into a courthouse while on jury duty. But a State Supreme Court judge overturned the decision, calling the firing ”unduly harsh” and “shocking to this court’s sense of fairness.” Needless to say, Mr. Bloomberg was not amused. “We could not disagree more strongly with the judge’s decision to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling terminating a teacher...
  • Student exodus in Michigan school district where teachers defended child molester

    09/12/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Enrollment appears to be nosediving in a Michigan school district where several teachers publicly supported a former colleague who admitted having sex with a middle school student. The student body count in the West Branch-Rose City district, in northeast Michigan is down unofficially some 87 students following a tumultuous summer in which angry parents blasted seven teachers for writing letters in support of former teacher Neal Erickson. The letters urged a judge to be lenient in sentencing Erickson, who admitted to sexual misconduct with an underage, male student from 2006 to 2009. When the school board declined to take action...
  • Enraged Mom Beats The Crap Out Of Kindergarten Teacher

    09/07/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/13 | Eric Cowens
    The mother of a kindergarten boy Kansas City received a citation for criminal assault because, police say, she inflicted a vicious beatdown on the boy’s teacher.
  • Judge's remarks about teenage rape victim spark outrage

    08/27/2013 11:58:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 8-28-2013 | Tom Lutey
    A judge’s conclusion that a 14-year-old Billings rape victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her schoolteacher rapist has sparked outrage across the nation. Organizers have scheduled a Thursday rally and a petition drive against District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who Monday handed down a net sentence of 30 days in jail to former Senior High teacher Stacey Rambold, 54, who raped 14-year-old Cherice Moralez. The sentence came after Rambold, 54, failed to meet sex offender treatment requirements and other conditions that would have ended the now six-year-old case. Moralez killed herself weeks before her 17th birthday...

    08/20/2013 2:17:31 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 75 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    Please watch the 4 minute 43 second video titled GLENN BECK,SICK Teachers in MI stand behind a colleague convicted of rapeING A BOY. Below is a transcript of the interview ( from GLENN: John, how are you, sir? JOHN: I’m doing great. Thank you, Mr. Beck. GLENN: I’m sorry that we have to meet under these conditions. I would imagine the conversation we had for the last couple of days had to be — your son has — did you guys know at all? Did you have any idea at all that this was going on? JOHN: No....
  • Sick teachers beg judge for leniency for pedophile colleague

    08/07/2013 6:09:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-7-2013 | Eric Owens
    Residents in a speck of a rural farm town in northern Michigan want to recall a school board member and fire several teachers who showed support for a local middle school teacher convicted of having sexual relations with an eighth-grade student. The teacher, Neal Erickson, had been a science and computer-education teacher at Rose City Middle School. He was convicted of having sex with an eighth-grade student on multiple occasions, reports The Detroit News. The criminal case against Erickson began when a seven-year-old photograph of a 14-year-old boy was sent anonymously to the school board and superintendent. Details about what...
  • A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, students

    08/02/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | AUGUST 1, 2013 | GREGORY KANE
    Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a... Dave Miceli doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but he's my new hero. Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has. But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero's list. I'm reprinting that...
  • United Kingdom teacher refuses water to kids claiming its 'unfair' to fasting Muslim classmates [UK]

    07/15/2013 8:10:15 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A mother demanded answers after a teacher refused to allow students to drink water in order not to offend fasting Muslim classmates. An angry mother accused a primary school of denying water to children on the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting Muslim students, who observe Ramadan.
  • Stylin' teacher dons same '70s outfit for 40 years of school photos

    07/03/2013 8:59:19 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies ^ | 7/2/13 | Steve Blow
    After a good long career in education, Dale Irby has retired. And so have his groovy shirt and sweater vest. In every school picture for the past 40 years, Dale wore the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater. And let me just say he aged a whole lot better than his clothes did. It began as an accident — a product of his sparse wardrobe back in the day. “I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63....
  • Was Teacher Fired For Being a Gideon? (Federal EEOC denies claim)

    06/19/2013 8:41:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | June 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Obama Administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismissed a religious discrimination claim from a substitute teacher who believes he was fired because he’s a member of an international religious organization that distributes Bibles. Walt Tutka, a substitute teacher for the Phillipsburg School District, was fired earlier this year after he handed a Bible to a student. (snip) Fox News has obtained a copy of an email from Phillipsburg Middle School Assistant Principal John Stillo that indicates the school district had an issue with the well-known religious group. “It has been brought to the administration’s attention that Gideon’s may be near...