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  • Catholic teachers’ union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the state’s proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting “most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods,” observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck “by how...
  • Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband: We only split so I could sell pot

    05/31/2017 4:38:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 31, 2017 | Linda Massarella
    Vili Fualaau says he still loves former-school-teacher-turned-wife Mary Kay Letourneau – but being married to a registered sex offender is simply bad for business, according to Radar Online. SEE ALSO Mary Kay Letourneau splits with student-turned-husband Mary Kay Letourneau splits with student-turned-husband Fualaau said he and Letourneau are still happily together and he merely filed for a legal separation from her May 9 because he believes it will make it easier for him to get a license to distribute “Cigaweed” marijuana cigarettes.
  • CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to finish year, top mayoral aide says ( Chicago )

    05/10/2017 3:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05/09/2017 | Santiago Covarrubias
    It's going to take much more money to keep Chicago's schools open through June than previously revealed, top Emanuel budget aide Carole Brown says. The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. ... Brown said all options are on the table to find the cash needed to stave off an early closing of schools that CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has warned might be needed but that Emanuel has ruled out to...
  • Boone teacher photographed wearing anti-Trump jacket at school

    04/23/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Quinn
    A Boone County school teacher says she let students Thursday see and one student photograph her at school wearing a jacket saying “Tuck Frump,” with letters composing the f-word highlighted in white. Cheryl Judy, who’s now receiving backlash online, said she only briefly revealed the anti-President Trump statement at school to about six to eight high school students. . . . She said she’s been a West Virginia public school teacher for about 23 years, 13 or 14 of those in Boone. She said she’s also the secretary for the Boone branch of the American Federation of Teachers, one of...
  • EXPOSED: The Left-Wing Media's Plot to Take Down the Trump Administration

    04/21/2017 7:46:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Roger Aronoff
    The progressive media, and their left-wing allies, have been on an endless binge of Trump-bashing that began even before Donald Trump took office as president. This Trump derangement syndrome results from the fact that during the campaign, and later when he was elected, Trump took firm hold of the national debate and reshaped it in his image. But progressives have their own dueling national narrative, one which they are trying to reassert through the use of allegations of Russian collusion and through a war on "fake news." Nicholas Kristof, in an opinion piece for The New York Times, argues that...
  • How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion

    04/19/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | November 6, 2016 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    The United States could reduce Pentagon spending by over a trillion dollars in the next decade-spending $5.2 trillion rather than the currently planned $6.3 trillion- by adopting strategy of military restraint. That’s the bottom line of a study I produced along with several colleagues as part of “Developing Alternative Defense Strategies 2016,” an exercise organized by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where groups from five think tanks used CSBA’s “Strategic Choices” software to reimagine the U.S. military budget.The others all increased military spending. The teams from the Center for New American Security and the Center for Strategic and...
  • 'Inebriated' Teacher Let Minor Drive Her to Waffle House: Cops

    04/04/2017 11:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    A Florida high school math teacher made a miscalculation when she let a 14-year-old drive her to Waffle House while she was drunk, authorities said. Terra Virgin, 32, was arrested Sunday night on charges of child neglect and permitting an unauthorized minor to drive after her car was pulled over in Tampa with the teen behind the wheel. Virgin, a teacher at Freedom High School, had five beers but had a craving for a meal and convinced the teen to give her a ride, authorities said. "The adult that was in the car was quite inebriated and she was aware...
  • Trump Education Budget Rattles Establishment

    04/04/2017 8:52:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    President Trump’s budget "blueprint" for the U. S. Department of Education recommends a 13 percent decrease in spending for the agency, but provides few details on how he will reach that goal. Nevertheless, the details that the Trump Administration does provide have already drawn the ire of the education establishment. The blueprint promises to preserve and protect special education and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Meanwhile, the blueprint claims the new administration "eliminates or reduces over 20 categorical programs that do not address national needs, duplicate other programs, or are more appropriately supported with State, local, or private funds,...
  • Married Teacher Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With 17-Year-Old Student Grins in Mugshot

    03/22/2017 5:26:35 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 93 replies
    International Times ^ | 3/22 | Maya Chung
    A married Texas teacher who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student grinned in her mugshot after her arrest. Sarah Fowlkes, 27, a former teacher of anatomy and physiology at Lockhart High School, was arrested on Monday for her alleged contact with a 17-year-old student.
  • Teacher accused of sexual contact with student [17yo] smiles pretty for her mugshot

    03/22/2017 8:58:29 AM PDT · by jr3000 · 60 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | March 21, 2017 2:00 PM | Lisa Gutierrez
    A 27-year-old anatomy teacher in Texas was arrested Monday, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student..... Wearing an ear-to-ear smile, Fowlkes looks like she’s posing for a new Facebook profile photo instead of a jailhouse mug.....Fowlkes turned herself in to police in Lockhart, Texas, about 35 miles from Austin, where authorities charged her with having an improper relationship with a student at Lockhart High, a second-degree felony....
  • Teacher quits after primary school students threaten to behead her

    03/17/2017 7:40:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2017 | Staff
    Frightened teachers at a Sydney primary school have revealed students are showing signs of extreme radicalisation at a young age, saying they have been traumatised by threats of beheading and other violent behaviour. Students as young as in Year 5 are making the threats and pressuring peers into reading the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney's southwest, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after bullying from Islamic students.
  • NY Dropping Teacher Literacy Test Amid Claims Of Racism (High Percentage Of Blacks & Hispanics Fail)

    03/14/2017 4:51:22 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-14-2017
    At a time when the United States has plummeted in the global rankings of education standards, one of the country’s largest states is poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers. Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers. The move to do away with the test has been...
  • New York State to End Literacy Test for Aspiring Educators, Claiming it Hurts Diversity

    03/14/2017 2:27:27 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2017 | Raven Clabough
    Officials at the New York State Board of Regents believe it is more important to be politically correct than to ensure that the individuals educating New York’s students have a mastery of the English language. Associated Press reports that the Board of Regents plans to scrap a literacy test for potential teachers today because too many non-whites are failing the test. Critics claim the test is making it difficult to achieve diversity within the teaching profession. The test in question is the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), which “measures whether a prospective teacher can understand and analyze reading material and...
  • Project Veritas Video Exposes Teacher Raped Students at Knife Point, Protected By Union

    03/14/2017 8:20:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 3/14/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A shocking new undercover video from Project Veritas captured the senior counsel for a New York teacher’s union admitting to defending a junior high school teacher who forced students to perform oral sex at knife point. It remains unknown if the predator is still at large.The 16-minute long hidden-camera video that was released on Tuesday morning is sure to chill parents to their cores.(video at link)Unknowingly speaking to a Project Veritas undercover journalist at a union holiday party in December, 2015, Mitchell Rubinstein, the senior counsel for New York State United Teachers, smiled continuously as he described the case of...
  • New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

    03/13/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/12/17 | Peter Hasson/ap
    Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting. The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.
  • Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

    03/12/2017 1:11:24 PM PDT · by southern rock · 126 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/11/17 | Karen Matthews
    New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it. The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected Monday to adopt a task force's recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test. Backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher. "We want...
  • California mulls eliminating income tax for teachers

    03/12/2017 4:55:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 11, 2017 | Lauren Camera
    The state is hoping the first-of-its-kind proposal generates interest in the profession at a time when educators are harder to come by. California legislators are hoping a proposal to eliminate income tax for teachers will help attract young people into the profession and keep them there at a time when the state is hemorrhaging educators and lacks a pipeline.
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.