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  • Illinois vote to allow armed teachers fails

    11/20/2018 6:02:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should we be allowing trained teachers in public schools to be armed in the event of a mass shooting? The debate continues in districts around the country, but in Illinois, at least for the time being, it’s over. The choice was put to a vote at the Illinois Association of School Boards and the idea of arming teachers was rejected. It was, however, at least a relatively close vote. A proposal to arm Illinois teachers with guns failed Saturday. Supporters of the move say it could keep students safe from school violence, but opponents say there has to be another...
  • 10-year-old student forced to stand outside in rain, cold as punishment, mother says [GA]

    11/16/2018 8:35:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | November 16, 2018 4:22 AM Updated: November 16, 2018 6:25 AM | Staff
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A 10-year-old DeKalb County boy says his gym teacher forced him to stand in the cold and rain for more than 30 minutes as a form of punishment. And he didn't have a jacket. The boy's mother is furious and wants answers. She said her son’s teacher made him wait up against the wall on a day where it was around 41 degrees and pouring rain outside. “Everybody saw me like soaked,” the boy said. The boy described pulling his hands up into his shirt and holding his fists under his chin and biting his fingers...
  • Colleagues defend teacher charged with pummeling student for calling him N-word

    11/05/2018 11:12:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A California teacher was arrested for punching a 14-year-old student last week — and now his colleagues are defending him because the teen called him the N-word before the attack, according to reports. As of Monday, a GoFundMe page created by a woman working in the same Los Angeles district as 64-year-old Maywood Academy High School teacher Marston Riley reached just over half the $50,000 goal. Police held Riley overnight at the Los Angeles County Jail on Friday on suspicion of child abuse. They released him Saturday after he posted $50,000 bail, CBS Los Angeles reported. He was scheduled to...
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • Idaho school investigating after teachers wore border wall costumes for Halloween

    11/02/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    An Idaho elementary school came under fire after photos showed staff members dressed as the border wall for Halloween this week. The costume had the words “Make America Great Again” written over the front. The employees also wore costumes exploiting Mexican stereotypes. Photos posted to the Middleton School District’s Facebook page showed staff members from the Middleton Heights Elementary School dressed up in cardboard to appear like a wall, KTVB reported [near Boise]. The words “Make America Great Again” were written in red, white and blue. The teachers were also seen wearing sombreros and brightly colored ponchos. The word “Mexican”...
  • Teachers, keep your politics on Kavanaugh hearings out of classroom

    10/16/2018 9:04:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | ERIKA SANZI
    On the heels of the Kavanaugh hearings, some teachers have wondered aloud — via Twitter — how they should handle the contentious topic in their classrooms. While some teachers have no interest in touching the issue with a 10-foot pole, others may find it nearly impossible not to make mention of an event that consumed the nation for weeks. But we can learn a lot about how one educator in particular asked the Twitterverse for suggestions. “I’m a teacher, and I don’t know what I’m going to say to my students if Kavanaugh gets confirmed. Do I tell them that...
  • Respect the striking teachers across Iran

    10/15/2018 9:28:02 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 3 replies
    worldpress ^ | Oct 15,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi On October 9, Asadollah Assadi an Iranian official working under diplomatic cover Extradited to Belgium by German authorities, a day later, Belgian prosecutors said that Assadi was charged along with the other three Iranians with planning to bomb the annual meeting of the NCRI in Paris. However, the Iran's regime international behavior of state sponsor terrorism is followed by domestic repression and we need to take both the structure of the international and the domestic behavior into account. On Sunday, October 14, according to NCRI report: "noble teachers across the country went on strike and refused to go...
  • Teacher Claims She Was Fired Over ‘No Zero’ Grading Policy

    09/27/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/26/18 | SIMON VEAZEY
    An eighth-grade teacher claims that she was fired after refusing to adhere to a school policy that banned marks lower than 50 percent, even when students handed in no work. Diane Tirado left her students a message on the whiteboard on Sept. 14, her last day teaching history at a school in Port St. Lucia, Florida: “Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. (love) Mrs. Tirado”
  • Are Teachers Really 'Not Paid for the Work [They] Do'? Time Says Yes, Reality Begs To Differ

    09/15/2018 3:48:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    Reason ^ | September 15th 2018 | Nick Gillespie
    Time magazine has a big new story out that purports to show just how little public-school teachers make."'I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.' This Is What It's Like to Be a Teacher in America" telegraphs its message in its headline. The opening anecdote tells the story of a struggling veteran teacher reduced to selling blood plasma to make ends meet. Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It's usually just enough...
  • There Is One Thing You Can’t Call Your Teacher

    08/30/2018 7:06:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-29-18 | MOTUS
    Remember when teachers were the adults in the room? Apparently that’s not always the case these days. Take the case of 10-year old Tamarion for example; his teacher punished him for addressing her (zir?) as “ma’am” – a term of respect towards the female gender until such time SJWs began creating new genders and gender neutrality rules. This was his punishment: writing “ma’am” over 200 times – 4 columns, both sides of the page.Now I don’t pretend to know what grievance the teacher was attempting to redress by instructing her young student to cease and desist. It could be ageism,...
  • The good, bad, and ugly of how major newspapers covered the 2018 teacher strikes

    08/27/2018 7:18:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Frederick M. Hess and R.J. Martin
    During spring 2018, tens of thousands of teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina walked out of their schools. These teachers were angry about pay, school funding, proposed benefit changes, and more. The walkouts attracted extensive media attention across the land; that coverage has helped shape public understanding of the strikes and any political impact. With that in mind, in a new report published by the American Enterprise Institute and Education Next, we’ve examined how five national newspapers (the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today) covered the strikes....
  • Teachers getting another chance to pass a math test (NC)

    08/10/2018 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WBTV ^ | 8/08/18 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some North Carolina elementary school teachers were initially told they would lose their jobs if they didn't pass a Math test they call difficult and unfair. Teachers say they recently got a call from their school district informing them they have another year to pass the test. Hundreds of teachers have failed the test repeatedly. Teachers argue what's on the test has nothing to do with what they teach in a classroom for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. "Never in a million years would we even come close to teaching some of the topics on...
  • Teacher reportedly compares pro-Trump MAGA hat teen to Nazi in vulgar tweet: 'F--- EM'

    07/13/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area Channelview Independent School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet, Director of Communications for the school district LaKeisha LeBlanc told Fox News in a statement....
  • Supreme Court Fallout: Calif. Teachers Sue Unions to Recoup Unconstitutional 'Agency Fees'

    07/08/2018 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/7/2018 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Justice is coming for unions that forced non-members to pay "non-political" agency fees that went to prop up Democratic candidates. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that forcing workers who disagree with a union to make these payments anyway violates the workers' First Amendment rights. Less than a week after that ruling, Janus v. Association of Federal, State, City, and Municipal Employees (FSCME), seven California teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit to recoup unjustly forced fees. "This lawsuit will enable teachers like me to recover the agency fees that we were wrongly forced to pay against our will," Scott Wilford,...
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

    07/05/2018 12:59:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 7/2/2018 | Lorri Higgins
    Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. The SAT has been the basic skills exam teachers have had to take since last year, but Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week eliminating the Michigan law that requires a basic skills exam in the first place. "The basic skills test ... is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be," said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, who sponsored the legislation, which passed the...
  • Teachers, labor organizations sue over Florida ‘union busting’ law

    07/03/2018 10:07:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 07 03 2018 | Jeffrey Solochek
    A group of Florida local teacher organizations and individual teachers — both members and non-members — joined the Florida Education Association on Monday in suing the state over changes in union certification law that took effect over the weekend. 'We're not feeling defeated. We're feeling angry and we're ready to do something about it. We're tired of being the target of legislators," said Melissa Rudd, Wakulla teacher organization president, one of the plaintiffs in the suit. The Wakulla Classroom Teachers Association is among a handful that faces the threat of not getting half of eligible teachers to join, as the...
  • Michigan Axes Basic Skills Test For Teachers

    07/03/2018 5:54:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Michigan lawmakers axed a requirement that would make prospective teachers take a basic skills test before earning their certification in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week to get rid of the law requiring all prospective teachers to take the SAT to become certified in the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported. Knollenberg, who serves as the state Senate Education Committee chair, said the panel made its decision to make it easier for people to become teachers. “To me, the good teachers — they’re inspired and have passion. Why should they be burdened with a test...
  • Broward County middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    06/23/2018 8:56:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/23/18
    ...authorities began investigating Ronald Sherman, 55, who worked at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood, in January after receiving information that he had been uploading child pornography images to his Tumblr account. Broward County Public Schools officials said Sherman resigned "for personal reasons" on June 17. Authorities said the images depicted...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...