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  • CA Judge Rules Teachers Cannot Be Forced to Lie to Parents About Child's Gender Identity

    09/14/2023 5:01:26 PM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/14/23 | Ward Clark
    United States District Judge for the Southern District of California Hon. Roger T. Benitez has granted a preliminary injunction against the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) in a case involving a requirement that teachers mislead parents as to their own children's "gender identity." "HUGE! A federal judge just granted a preliminary injunction in favor of two teachers at @EUSD in California. The ruling says a school district cannot compel teachers to lie to parents about their children’s use of different pronouns or gender identity." The entire decision can be viewed here. [ruling embedded in article] The background statement of this...
  • New York Supreme Court Reinstates 10 Teachers Fired For Refusing Covid Vaccine

    09/13/2023 10:11:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    State Supreme Court Judge Ralph J. Porzio ruled Wednesday — the day before school started in New York City — that 10 employees fired by the New York City Department of Education for refusing the Covid vaccine must be reinstated and provided back pay, holding that denials of religious accommodation to the plaintiffs were unlawful, arbitrary and capricious ... “This victory is a watershed moment in the teachers’ two-year fight for relief,” said Sujata Gibson, lead attorney in the two cases. “The Court’s decision not only grants relief to these ten teachers, but it also sets important precedent for all...
  • Fourth-grade teacher and mother of two charged with raping boy, 12, at her Tennessee home: ‘It’s unspeakable’

    09/10/2023 4:57:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 142 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/9/23 | Alyssa Guzman
    A fourth-grade teacher in Tennessee could face 25 years behind bars after she was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old and befriending other former students online. Alissa McCommon, 38, was arrested outside her home Friday by Covington Police Department and booked into the Tipton County Jail. The mother-of-two has been accused of sexually assaulting a former student in 2021 in her home, Covington Police Chief Donna Turner said. The Charger Academy teacher admitting to inappropriately communicating with students, the police said. McCommon was suspended without pay on August 24 after a parent came forward with the allegation, according toAfter the...
  • Elementary school teachers must now embrace DEI principles to get hired at many public schools: study

    09/10/2023 6:42:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies ^ | September 9, 2023 | Patrick Hughes
    A new report from the National Opportunity Project reveals that school districts across America – in red and blue states alike – are now considering teachers’ social and political views alongside instructional qualifications during the hiring process. -snip New research makes clear that public school districts nationwide are prioritizing adherence to woke ideologies when determining who can teach our children. Here is what NOP found: Applicants in the Denver Public School system for an elementary art teacher position must: “Lead for racial and educational excellence and work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community…” In Georgia, City...
  • Teachers Are Being Decimated by Aggressive and Metastatic Cancers After COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    09/09/2023 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 106 replies
    VIgilant News ^ | 9/7/23 | Staff
    Aug.21, 2023 - Loveland, CO - Emma who is a young teacher and soccer coach was attending a game, when she received a soccer ball kick to the head, had a seizure and was found to have a brain tumor Aug.15, 2023 - Allentown, PA - Julia Dweck, a teacher, fell ill with a series of blood clots, strokes and was found to have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer Aug.4, 2023 - Woodbridge, VA - 45 year old Cristin Lee Kline, died August 14, 2023 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was a school teacher with Prince William County Schools. Aug.3, 2023...
  • NEW YORK CITY NYC teachers win jobs back with backpay after refusing COVID-19 vaccine

    09/08/2023 11:16:04 AM PDT · by CFW · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/8/23 | Chris Pandolfo
    A New York judge said Wednesday that 10 employees fired by the New York City Department of Education for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine must be reinstated with back pay. In a major victory for vaccine mandate opponents, State Supreme Court Judge Ralph J. Porzio held that the city's denials of religious accommodation to certain employees were unlawful, arbitrary and capricious. The case, DiCapua v. City of New York, concerned school principals, teachers and other educators who sued after city officials rejected their claims for a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate. "This Court sees no rational basis for not allowing...
  • Teachers union instructs educators to destroy documents of students' gender identities: Report

    09/05/2023 1:06:35 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 5, 2023 | Hannah Grossman
    Parents in a Colorado school district expressed outrage after a report said the local teachers union sent out an email to its members instructing them to get rid of evidence of students' transgender information, according to a CBS report. The Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) email explained to teachers that if they surveyed students on their gender identities, that information should not be stored in records, in a CBS report headlined, "Controversy erupts in Jefferson County after the teachers union tells educators to destroy evidence of student surveys regarding gender identity." The email said, "if you do a questionnaire, please...
  • NEA Savagely EXPOSED For Illegally Funding Voter Campaigns In 2020 Election

    08/29/2023 8:15:47 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/29/2023 | RCT Network NEA Gets Savagely EXPOSED For Illegal Funding Of Voter Fraud During 2020 Election. Last week former President Donald Trump was indicted in Fulton County for racketeering charges pertaining to the 2020 presidential election. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recently praised the NEA for its work with teachers. However, this video exposes how the NEA used dues paid by its members to support radical activist organizations during the 2020 presidential election. The host in this video makes a great case about how the NEA funnelled money to organizations owned by Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams and George Soros that...
  • Dealing with heretics

    08/23/2023 7:44:50 AM PDT · by zucchini bob · 33 replies
    Myself ^ | 08-22-2023 | Zukester
    Most of what is called Christianity today in America is very, very weak, causing the apostasy, which drives any nation. No one wants to deal with it and, when you do, you are mocked, called names, etc. Why? Well, when people cannot defend their position from God's Word, they are left to personally attack you, which is what they did to those in Scripture. The difference is that then soon here, the attacks were bodily, to the point of death by crucifixion, upside down in Peter's case, in Jerusalem. Not a single person in Scripture dealt with heresy nicely, nor...
  • As student scores plummet, teachers unions play politics and make them worse

    08/20/2023 7:35:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 20 Aug, 2023 | Washington Examiner
    After another summer of radical activity from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, Congress should revoke the unique federal charter of the former, and federal agencies should ensure both groups comply fully with labor laws. Both unions long ago abandoned their proper missions, namely ensuring reasonable working conditions for school staff. Both now are avatars of the extreme Left, focused less on educational attainment than on partisan political activism and radical social crusades. TEACHERS UNIONS SPENT SUMMER SCHEMING HOW TO BRING LIBERAL IDEAS INTO CLASSROOMSWitness the major summer conferences of each organization this year. As highlighted...
  • The Morning Briefing: Evil Teachers' Unions Have Completed Their Chicago Flex

    08/16/2023 8:06:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 16, 2023 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    National Education Association is the most evil labor organization on the planet. All of the teachers’ unions are evil, but the NEA is the biggest, ... The teachers’ unions weren’t able to hide their nastiness from the public ... They did what they’ve always done — put their interests above those of the students and, as we are now finding out, doomed those kids to being forever behind. One of the more bizarre things we saw back then was the far-left regime in Chicago battling with the teachers’ union there to let the kids go back to school. Then-Mayor Lori...
  • How Much Does A Teacher Really Make?

    08/14/2023 6:29:35 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 80 replies
    Jeffrey Carter Substack ^ | 13 Aug 2023 | Jeffrey Carter
    There are so many arguments about teacher pay. Everywhere in the country, Democrats are shilling for more teacher pay which is really a sell-out to the Teacher’s Union. Democrats fight school choice at every single turn. They hurt underprivileged and poor kids when they do. Yet, many of those same people active in killing school choice send their kids to private schools. No one is saying teachers do not provide a service. The reason they are paid what they are paid is that they are unionized, and it’s simply not that difficult to become a teacher compared to say a...
  • Letters to the Editor: Why calls to restore discipline in the classroom are troubling

    08/12/2023 7:10:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 12, 2023
    To the editor: A letter to the editor written by an educator of more than 30 years suggested three strategies to attract young people to the teaching profession. As a fellow educator of more than 30 years, I was horrified. The writer's first suggestion was to remove the one year of graduate education required to obtain a teaching credential by folding it into a bachelor’s degree. Finland, Germany and other European countries require a master's to teach. Educators need more, not less, training. The second suggestion was to restore authority and order to classrooms. Studies show that authority and order...
  • EDITORIAL: The real agenda behind Proposition HH. ( Colorado )

    08/07/2023 9:20:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | 8/7/2023 | The Gazette editorial board
    Property-tax relief? Hardly. Proposition HH on this fall’s statewide ballot is really about growing government. And it attempts to do that by piggybacking on public outrage over skyrocketing property tax bills. The proposal’s purported property-tax “relief” — served up by Gov. Jared Polis and his legislative allies as one part of their dizzyingly complicated scheme — is a ruse. As with every attempt to play politics with a crisis, there’s a hidden agenda. And that agenda is to snooker Colorado voters into letting the state keep and spend billions of dollars in surplus tax revenue that otherwise would have to...

    07/29/2023 12:55:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | JULY 28, 2023 | Hannah Max
    Chicago Public Schools has a school utilization problem. Over 34% are less than half full, 57% are underutilized, and 5% are overcrowded. Just 35% are at ideal capacity. The Chicago Teachers Union is preventing solutions. About 322,000 Chicago Public Schools students are set to return Aug. 21, with more than 1 in 3 students entering buildings less than half full. Nearly empty school buildings eat resources that should go towards students’ educations. Those educations are lacking when just 14% of CPS 3rd through 8th grade students from low-income families met proficiency standards in reading and 9% in math. School capacity...
  • Two Texas teachers fired after attending drag show

    07/27/2023 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    KSAT ^ | 07-26-2023
    BAYTOWN, TEXAS – Two Texas teachers have been fired after attending a drag show in downtown Houston earlier this month. Kristi Maris and an unnamed coworker were both let go after attending a drag show on July 13 at Hamburger Mary’s, according to multiple reports. Maris, who has been a teacher at First Baptist Academy for 19 years, told KTRK that after she posted photos and videos of her visit to the popular venue, she and her coworker were fired. “I feel like we were treated like criminals,” Maris said. “They’re entertainers. I would’ve never thought in a million years...
  • Black, Hispanic NYers who failed teacher’s test strike $1.8B in NYC settlement

    07/15/2023 1:52:07 PM PDT · by thegagline · 60 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 07/15/2023 | Rich Calder et al
    Failing the New York State teachers’ exam really paid off — especially for a Queens man who learned this month he’s getting a $2 million windfall over it. Roughly 5,200 black and Hispanic ex-Big Apple teachers and once-aspiring educators are expected to collect more than $1.8 billion in judgments after the city stopped fighting a nearly three-decade federal discrimination lawsuit that found a certification exam was biased. It’s the largest legal payout in city history. Court rulings found the exam violated civil-rights laws, allowing far more white candidates to pass.The case is expected to generate hundreds of other future million-dollar...
  • Want To Improve Public School Outcomes? End Teacher Licensing

    07/06/2023 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/06/2023 | Shannon Whitworth
    To teach full time in a Wisconsin public school, one must jump through time-consuming, resource-draining hoops to obtain an occupational license. Our public schools are failing children by requiring strict, impractical licensing requirements and excluding highly qualified, would-be instructors from entering the teaching profession. We must create flexibility in licensing requirements to allow more experienced people to expand young minds. The kids will see the inherent value in this approach and respond. Our children are starving for people who can provide them with practical skills that will allow them to build a life for themselves. There are many adults who...
  • The largest teachers union in America recommended educators include ‘Gender Queer’ in their summer reading

    07/04/2023 8:59:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/04/23 | Joshua Q. Nelson
    The National Education Association (NEA) on Monday recommended that teachers include the controversial book "Gender Queer" on their summer reading lists. The book was featured in the NEA's "Great Summer Reads for Educators!" list that showcased 11 books. Among those books are "White Fragility," a book that insists that White Americans use anger, shame and guilt to avoid taking responsibility for racial inequality. Other sections included "books to help you forget about work" and "books to celebrate or help you understand Junetheenth." Under the "banned books" section, Gender Queer is recommended as a reading. "Gender Queer" has as courted major...
  • California Teachers’ Union Threatens Local School Board With Legal Action Over Flag Policy

    07/02/2023 3:38:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 2, 2023 | Micaela Ricaforte
    California’s statewide teachers’ union sent a letter June 27 to the Chino Valley Unified School board criticizing its recent decision to allow only government flags on school property—and threatening to take legal action against the board if the policy is not reversed. The board voted 4–1 June 15 to allow only the California and U.S. flags on school property. The California Teachers Association—with more than 300,000 members—in partnership with local union Associated Chino Teachers alleges in the letter the decision violates teachers’ right to free speech under the First Amendment as well as a state employment law. The union also...