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  • DeSantis Disputes Book-Banning Charge [semi-satire]

    12/08/2022 10:07:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 December 2022 | John Semmens
    Najahe Sherman, a reporter with CBS charged that "when it comes to banning books, Florida comes in second only to Texas." Sherman's statement was based on a study issued by the left-wing group PEN America. According to this study, 566 different books have been banned in 21 of the state's school districts. Bryan Griffin, a spokesman for the governor's office rebutted the charge, asserting that "we support parents having a course of action to remove pornographic material from the classroom or school library. A decision to cull a book from a classroom or school library because parents convince public officials...
  • Ontario Teacher's pension fund to write down investments of $95 mln in FTX

    11/18/2022 12:36:34 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-17-22 | Reuters
    Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan said on Thursday it will be writing down about $95 million of investments it had made in bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX Group by the end of the year.
  • Husband, wife lose teaching jobs after students find explicit OnlyFans account

    11/12/2022 11:36:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    ktla ^ | Nathaniel Rodriguez,
    Samantha Peer, who made online pornography under the alias “Khloe Karter,” and her husband, Dillon Peer, were former employees of the Lake Havasu Unified School District. Peer said she and her husband began filming the explicit content because their teacher salaries were no longer enough to support their family... Before turning to adult content, she became an adviser for several clubs and was going to coach softball in the spring to pick up extra stipends. Peer admitted that she made an explicit video in a school classroom and advertised it, but she said it was done after school hours on...
  • Union Influence & LGBTQ in Public Education

    11/02/2022 10:18:55 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies
    Our Own | November 2, 2022 | John Leland 1789
    We are wondering whether someone can help us with some statistics? What percentage of public school teachers in the USA are members of the National Education Association (NEA)? What percentage of public school teachers in the USA are members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)? And then, if someone has state-by state stats, can you give us those? We are particularly interested in our own state of Indiana. We have made many phone calls today to both the Indiana Department of Education and to the National Education Association, and they are alike extremely difficult to contact with any questions...
  • One of COVID's Worst Tyrants Wants Forgiveness (Randi Weingarten)

    11/01/2022 7:24:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/1/2022 | Katie pavlich
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is calling on Americans to grant amnesty to COVID tyrants. image Given Weingarten was one of the worst offenders during the pandemic, driving parents and teachers away from public schools in droves, it's no wonder she's asking everyone to simply forget about it. She's a main reason student test scores are in the toilet and why kids across the country have been set back for years after AFT lobbied the CDC to keep schools closed. Not to mention the billions Weingarten extorted from American taxpayers.
  • Teachers’ Union President Randi Weingarten Backs Call for ‘Amnesty’ on COVID Policies

    11/01/2022 7:29:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/01/2022 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Randi Weingarten, president of the powerful American Federation of Teachers (AFT), backed a call by the Atlantic on Monday to declare an “amnesty” for those who pursued mistaken policies on COVID-19 that led, among other things, to harm to children. The article, by economist Emily Oster, notes that policymakers were operating in a challenging environment: “Given the amount of uncertainty, almost every position was taken on every topic. And on every topic, someone was eventually proved right, and someone else was proved wrong.”
  • Data: Teachers’ Unions Funneled $59 Million to Leftist Causes Despite 57% of Teachers Being Republicans, Independents

    10/31/2022 12:18:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2022 | BRECCAN F. THIES
    In 2021, the two largest teachers’ unions in the country collected over half a billion dollars from their members, and almost all of their political spending went to leftist causes. While 57 percent of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) membership is either Republican or independent, nearly 100 percent of political spending of the $575 million in dues was funneled into far-left politics.
  • At least 269 K-12 educators arrested on child sex crimes since January

    10/15/2022 7:45:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2022 | Jessica Chasmar,
    Nearly 270 public educators were arrested on child sex-related crimes in the US in the first nine months of this year, ranging from grooming to raping underage students. ... roughly one arrest a day. ... The analysis looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of K-12 principals, assistant principals, teachers, substitute teachers and teacher’s aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. Arrests that weren’t publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher. ... Stephen Kenion, who taught self-defense classes to Baltimore City Public School students, was...
  • Race-baiting, CRT Still High on Teachers Unions' To-do List

    "If you think teachers’ unions were discouraged to learn that nearly two-thirds of American adults hold an unfavorable view of Critical Race Theory (CRT) or that their own outspoken advocacy of the curriculum has proved to be political Kryptonite, you’re either overestimating their concern for what anyone else believes or underestimating their determination to turn schools into liberal indoctrination centers." https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/10/11/race-baiting_crt_still_high_on_teachers_unions_to-do_list_858228.html
  • The Elites Are Intentionally Destroying Your Children

    10/11/2022 4:39:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | October 10, 2022 | Toni Williams
    Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), is in Ukraine. Miguel Cardona, the Secretary of Education in the Biden Shipwreck, is worried about contraception for children. Your children were kept out of school for two years. Their reading and math scores are in the septic tank. This is not an accident or incompetence. And not us let forget that the Attorney General Merrick Garland considers complaining parents to be domestic terrorists. The elites of our country are intentionally destroying your children. You cannot sit this one out. Randi Weingarten (AFT) had the gall to Tweet that she...
  • Leave those kids alone! Sleazy NYC female teachers are busted: One 'sent students photo of her VAGINA, another flashed boobs at kindergartners during remote lesson, third sent 5,500 sexts to boy, while fourth held weed-fueled sleepovers'

    10/08/2022 8:29:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 8, 2021 | Paul Farrell
    Multiple cases of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior have been documented by female teachers in the Big Apple in recent years, according to a report from the New York Post. One example of teachers behaving badly includes, Natalie Black, a 27-year-old teacher at the Hillside Arts and Letters Academy in Queens, allegedly sending multiple suggestive photos to students. The Post reports that those photos showed Black in either lingerie or completely naked - with her vagina visible. The sexting began in late 2021. The victim was a 17-year-old student. Black was interviewed by the NYPD but never faced charges. The...
  • 'There's only so far I can take them': Why teachers give up on struggling students who don't do their homework

    09/27/2022 9:25:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 107 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 9/27/2022 | Jessica Calarco and Ilana Horn
    Whenever "Gina," a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. "I help her a lot with homework," Gina's mother, a married, mid-level manager for a health care company, explained to us during an interview for a study we did about how teachers view students who complete their homework versus those who do not. "I try to maybe re-explain things, like, things she might not understand," Gina's mom continued. "Like, if she's struggling, I try to teach her a...
  • Biden Repeats False Claim About AR-15 Bullet Velocity In Call For Ban

    09/26/2022 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | • Sep 25, 2022 | By Greg Wilson
    President Joe Biden’s claim that AR-15s fire bullets at a velocity that is five times higher than that of other guns is being shot down by people who know guns. Biden repeated the claim Friday in a speech to the National Education Association teachers union, even though it has been repeatedly debunked. Several rifles and even some handguns fire bullets at a higher velocity than the 2,700-3,100 feet per second of AR-15s. “The speed of the bullet is five times that that comes out of the muzzle of most weapons,” Biden said, describing the popular hunting rifle as a “weapon...
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask, Vaccine Mandates for Toddlers in Public Preschools

    09/24/2022 9:04:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2022, | Caroline Downey
    A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked the federal government from enforcing its mask and vaccine mandates for children and teachers in public preschool. The Head Start program, which provides early education to infants, toddlers, and kids preparing for kindergarten, cannot require that any adults or students in the applicable centers or daycare be vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks, U.S. District Court Judge Terry A. Doughty ruled. The regulation applied to children as young as two years old, Doughty noted, both indoors and outdoors during activities that involve close contact with other people. The court rejected the argument...
  • ‘She was 12, I was 30’: Biden leaves viewers stunned in teachers speech

    09/23/2022 12:29:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2022 3:16pm | Steven Nelson
    President Biden shocked viewers of his Friday speech to teachers when he recognized an audience member and told the crowd, “She was 12, I was 30.” Biden lit up social media with the confounding and seemingly inappropriate aside. He did not say what he did when he was 30 and the woman was a preteen. “You gotta say hi to me,” Biden said mid-speech at the National Education Association headquarters in DC. “We go back a long way. She was 12, I was 30. But anyway, this woman helped me get an awful lot done.” The audience of teachers and...
  • More Than 150 People Arrested In Florida Sex Sting, Georgia Cop Resigns

    09/11/2022 12:34:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/10/22
    Among those arrested in the sex sting were two Disney employees, a state corrections officer, several teachers and a deputy police chief from Georgia A sex sting operation in Florida led to 160 arrests of sex workers and those who solicit their services, including a top cop from Georgia, the Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.The week-long sting, called "Operation Fall Haul II," was designed to find victims of sex trafficking, the sheriff's office said.Investigators discovered at least two sex trafficking victims during the operation, and there could potentially be more, according to Sheriff Grady Judd."Our goal is to start...
  • Ed Sec: Recruiting outsiders to teach a ‘slap in the face’ to educators

    09/08/2022 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 7,2022 | Paul Bedard
    In addressing how governors such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis are handling state teacher shortages, Cardona said that it is as important to treat current educators with “respect” as filling vacancies. At a breakfast roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Cardona suggested that school systems first address why teachers are leaving and why it is hard to recruit new teachers. A former teacher himself, he said the focus should be on improving pay and working conditions. He recalled that while working in Connecticut, the state had a program called “Troops to Teachers,” and it was great to get their “skill...
  • Flannery: Chicago Teacher Union’s ‘response was f*** Wirepoints’

    09/08/2022 10:48:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | 9/6/2022 | Bree Gonzalez
    Mike Flannery of Fox 32 said when he posed questions to the Chicago Teachers Union about empty schools described in a recent Wirepoints article, a union official cursed at the group. Flannery recently interviewed Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski and mentioned that somebody from the union verbally expressed disdain for the organization. "When I mentioned your group Mr. Dabrowski, Wirepoints.Org, a person who speaks for the union said, on the record, I could say their response was f*** Wirepoints…and they didn’t use ‘f’, they used the full word and we do look forward to hearing from defenders of the system,” Flannery...
  • Teachers union spied on parent groups seeking to reopen schools amid pandemic, emails show

    09/07/2022 10:56:16 AM PDT · by cuz1961 · 6 replies
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (TND) — A public records request from a parents' group which sought to keep schools open during the COVID-19 pandemic apparently shows the California Teachers Association (CTA) – one of the state's largest and most powerful teachers' unions – was spying on them and other similar groups seeking to reopen schools.
  • Judge OKs $9.25M settlement between Chicago schools, union

    09/07/2022 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 7, 2022
    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $9.25 million settlement by the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union in two long-running lawsuits stemming from the layoffs of hundreds of Black educators at underperforming schools, officials said Wednesday. Those eligible to receive payments under the settlement have until Friday to submit claims, attorneys for the teachers union said. Eligible to receive payments are all Black persons employed as teachers or para-professionals in any school or attendance center subjected to a “turnaround” policy that targeted schools that had been put on probation due to substandard test scores and...