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  • Riverside couple falls victim to 'knockout game' Neighbors fearful after attack (FL)

    07/22/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    News4 ^ | 7-22-2014 | : Ashley Harding
    “I was actually scared that it was so close to home, literally, it’s right here on my block,” said Allyson Deihl. “I’ve heard it on the news nationally and it’s scary to think that it’s happening in Jacksonville, in Riverside.” According to the police report, the man and woman spotted three men walking in their direction, then realized they were being followed. The report said that the woman grabbed her can of Mace from her purse, and then her boyfriend was punched, causing him to stumble to the ground. The woman told police that she tried to spray the men...
  • If you want to prove you don’t hate gays, all you have to do is worship at their feet

    07/22/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff as Progressivism. I’ve never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if he came face to face with a western liberal’s rigid dogmatism. I imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, “man, these people REALLY need to chill.” The Cult of Leftism has many tenets, and it demands full compliance...
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students

    07/20/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Four fifth-grade girls in Salt Lake City have accused their teacher of touching them inappropriately. James Rolland Carter, 62, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child and two class A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child. Carter’s school is not identified in the charges, but the address of the allegations matches Lincoln Elementary School. The Salt Lake City School District would not confirm any details of a case involving Carter, but spokesman Michael Williams said that an elementary teacher who was employed for 13 years "is under investigation...
  • Selena Gomez ‘Pray for Gaza’ Post Draws Praise

    07/20/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Layelle Saad
    Pro-Israeli fans have attacked celebrities for posts expressing solidarity with PalestiniansSelena Gomez is the latest celebrity to express solidarity with Palestinians suffering under Israel’s brutal assault of Palestinians in Gaza The young pop star posted a message on Instagram on Friday urging her followers to ‘pray for those families and babies today’. While many of her fans praised her post, the singer was attacked by pro-Israeli fans and unfollowed by many. On Tuesday, Barbados-born pop star Rihanna posted #FreePalestine on her Twitter feed, but deleted it eight minutes later after she received a barrage of replies criticising her. Instead she...
  • Why NYC’s push to change school admissions will punish poor Asians

    07/20/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Dennis Saffran
    In 2004, 7-year-old Ting Shi arrived in New York from China, speaking almost no English. For two years, he shared a bedroom in a Chinatown apartment with his grandparents — a cook and a factory worker — and a young cousin, while his parents put in 12-hour days at a small laundromat they had purchased on the Upper East Side. Ting mastered English and eventually set his sights on getting into Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City’s eight “specialized high schools.” When he was in sixth grade, he took the subway downtown from his parents’ small...
  • Art teacher, 45, who engaged in sexually ........is sentenced to 15 years jail

    07/19/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    FULL TITLE: Art teacher, 45, who engaged in sexually explicit conversations with 17 male students as young as 12 is sentenced to 15 years jail A high school teacher who engaged in sexually explicit conversations with male students, including asking them for semen-stained tissues to make art projects, has been sentenced to 15 years jail. Charles Reilly admitted he also instructed the 17 boys, aged 12 to 16, at New Jersey's Pine Hill Middle School how to masturbate over a five year period. Authorities said the 45-year-old soccer coach, who'd worked at the school for more than a decade, also...
  • Cross-Examination Debate Association National Champions: Towson University

    07/19/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 7 replies
    Just watch it: "Debate" American Common Core Style: Our Top Orators in Action "The Nuts Are Running The Asylum"
  • This Way Up: Mobility in America [Alive for Americans who pursue technical or practical training]

    07/19/2014 6:05:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/18/2014 | Tamar Jacoby
    Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm not book smart. I don't like sitting still, and I learn better when the problem is practical." But he didn't feel this limited his options—to the contrary. And he was executing a plan as purposeful as that of any of his high-school peers. It started in his junior year with release time from high school to take a course in basic construction skills at...
  • NJ teacher faces prison for sex talk with students

    07/18/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    myfox ^ | staff
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students. Charles Reilly is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.
  • Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

    07/18/2014 7:16:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    the baltimore sun ^ | Jessica Anderson
    An aquatics instructor at a summer camp for youngsters at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, police said. Charles David Beaver, 58, a former teacher at Westminster High School, was arrested Tuesday at a Baltimore County hotel, police said. Police said the Carroll County man had communicated online with a person he believed was a pimp to arrange a meeting at the hotel with two teenage boys for sex. The supposed pimp was actually a Baltimore County detective. When Beaver showed up at the hotel, he was taken into custody....
  • Randolph Co. Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting Minor

    07/18/2014 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WDTV ^ | Lauren McMillen
    A Randolph County teacher is behind bars after he allegedly exchanged sexual texts, phone calls, and pictures with a 16-year-old student. According to the criminal complaint, 34-year-old Donald Johnson allegedly sent multiple sexual messages to one of his own students.
  • Madness in (Univ of Wisc) Madison (Grade Quotas)

    07/18/2014 5:57:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    John William Pope Center ^ | July 16, 2014 | W. Lee Hansen
    Many American colleges and universities are in the thrall of “diversity,” but none more so than my institution, the University of Wisconsin. This spring, the university adopted a new plan that, according to Board of Regents policy, “[p]laces the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.” ......................................................... It calls for “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.”
  • The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

    07/17/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    nytimes magazine ^ | 7-16-14 | MICHAEL SOKOLOVE
    It's such a long read - I'm just going to link the article
  • Virginity Pledges (Still) Don’t Work, Unless You’re Really Religious

    07/17/2014 9:16:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    NYMag ^ | Jesse Singal
    Virginity pledges, alongside abstinence-focused sex ed in general, are a favorite punching bag of those who favor comprehensive sex ed. In addition to being unrealistic, say their detractors, abstinence pledges promote an "all or nothing" approach to sex that may well lead to unhealthier behaviors. A new study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies bolsters these critiques by taking a nuanced look at how people with different levels of religious commitment react to purity pledges. The researchers had 1,380 students at a "large, public Southeastern state univeristy" fill out a survey about their behavior. More than a quarter...
  • Does Abstinence Education Violate Human Rights? Teen Forces School To Dump Christian Sex Ed

    07/17/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    inquistir ^ | staff
    A teen in Alberta, Canada, was forced to sit through a sex education class taught by a Christian group, a class that she says advocated abstinence and included such teachings as “condoms don’t work” and “gonorrhea can kill you in three days,” among other examples of flagrant misinformation. So Emily Dawson and her mother Kathy filed a human rights complaint against the Edmonton Public School Board. The board has now dumped the Christian group that taught the abstinence education class, the Edmonton Pregnancy Care Center, an anti-abortion activist group. The group says that what it teaches in the class is...
  • "I Wish I Was in School"

    07/17/2014 3:20:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    This "Public Service Announcement" is being run heavily on one of our local TV stations. I think it is ridiculous. Kids at a playground wishing they were in school because of missing the school lunch(!).
  • Case reopened after Volusia County teacher arrested on child porn charges

    07/16/2014 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WKMG ^ | staff
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A decade-old allegation accusing a local teacher is being re-investigated after the teacher was arrested for similar charges. Matthew Graziotti, who works at the Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona, was arrested on Monday for producing and distributing child porn. Graziotti had been accused of misconduct with minor children in 2004, according to Edgewater police, but no evidence was discovered at that time. With this new arrest, the past allegation is being re-investigated, police told Local 6.
  • 37 Percent Of Mississippi GOPers Would Back Confederates In Civil War (82% Dems Back Union)

    07/16/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by equalator · 28 replies
    TPM ^ | 7-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Broken down by party affiliation, 82 percent of Democrats said they would support the United States while just 9 percent said they would support the Confederate States of America. Among Republicans, 37 percent said they would support the Confederate States of America while 41 percent said they would support the United States. Another 21 percent of Republicans said they weren't sure while 9 percent of Democrats said they weren't sure.
  • Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom: Illinois

    07/16/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Patch - News ^ | July 16, 2014
    <p>A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.</p> <p>The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.</p>
  • Business majors' job prospects are looking bright

    07/16/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/16/2014 | by Alison Damast
    For business graduates, job placement appears to be on par with last year, if not slightly better, and salaries are holding firm. At a recent open house for parents of incoming freshmen business students at Bentley University, Career Services Director Len Morrison had an encouraging message to share. Recent graduates have been landing jobs with ease, and companies have been flocking to campus, many making multiple hires, Morrison said. “I told them that I don’t think there is a better time to be graduating as a business student,” he said. “The economy is back and looks like it is moving...
  • TSA Agent Unaware That D.C. is a Real Place

    07/16/2014 6:08:20 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 16 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 15, 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With Congressional approval ratings barely avoiding single digits, most Americans might want to pretend that Washington, D.C. doesn’t exist. But as reporter Justin Gray, who was flying to Washington found out, there is one TSA agent at Orlando International Airport who truly does not believe that D.C. is a real place. The report from WFTV begins: “It’s something most of us learned in elementary school – the USA has 50 states and the District of Columbia.” Not so for the TSA agent in question. Gray relays a recent confusing exchange at the airport: “I gave the TSA agent my D.C....
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 12:26:07 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 139 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | July 16, 2014 | beaversmom
    For my English 121 class I have to do a research/argumentative paper. I don't want it to necessarily be about something like guns or abortion. I want something a little creative. It has to be something I can research. Something I feel passionate about (I know you all don't know what I'm passionate about, but I am passionate about conservatism). It doesn't have to be politically related/controversial, but those are the terms I generally think in. It can be something from the past or present. Also, I have to give the opposition's side. Any serious/creative ideas, please post. BTW, shockers...
  • Is the Illegal Invasion Based on Religious Manipulation of South Americans?

    07/15/2014 9:24:19 PM PDT · by JouleZ · 12 replies
    Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations... ^ | 07/10/2008 | Edited by S. Karhtic Ramakrishnan, Irene Bloemraad
    EPC religious organizations demand attention for other reasons than sheer numbers. First, EPC churches draw people together on a much more regular consistent basis than other types of civic organizations, such as ethnic advocacy groups. Some EPC adherents in our study attend services or Bible studies four times a week throughout the year. Second, an EPC pastor or religious leader is more than a trusted community to their church or temple members.
  • Ex-Dover teacher accused of sexual assault will face trial after 13 alleged victims testify

    07/15/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    yrd.com ^ | Rick Lee
    Former Dover area music teacher Matthew Puterbaugh now faces charges of rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor. Puterbaugh, 46, of the 1000 block of Conewago Road, was ordered to stand trial on those charges and other sexually related crimes today after his accuser, now a 25-year-old woman, testified against him this morning in the York County Judicial Center. The woman said she first had sex with Puterbaugh, her music teacher, at age 12. She said the relationship, which occurred in the Dover Intermediate School band room, on a band bus trip, at Puterbaugh's home...
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/15/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 07/15/2014 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed...
  • Warner Christian Academy teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A teacher at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona has been placed on unpaid administrative suspension pending an investigation into allegations of possession and distribution of child pornography. Matthew C. Graziotti,42, of Edgewater, was arrested on Monday following a joint investigation by the FBI, the Edgewater Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. According to a criminal complaint, Graziotti distributed 141 images and 6 videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children to an FBI agent, who was acting in an undercover capacity. During the execution of a search warrant, agents...
  • Have the pornogogues taken over your kids’ school? Get out. Now.

    07/14/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life site news ^ | Anthony Esolen
    Readers of LifeSiteNews are aware of the lawsuit brought by Dr. Steve Tourloukis of Hamilton, Ontario, against the Hamilton-Wentworth school board. He is a devout member of the Orthodox Church, and he wants to be told when the school plans to introduce to his children sexual material that he finds objectionable. The school board does not want to yield. They are standing on principles, such as those are. They believe they are “co-parents,” and that “children have a right to an inclusive education,” which means, simply, they have a “right” to be educated into complete sexual indifference and chaos. For...
  • The NEW Leftist Bias In High School Teaching – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Video)

    07/14/2014 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how there is a new Leftist bias for teaching Advanced Placement History in our high schools. Tune in!
  • Global Warming summer "must read" propaganda for third graders

    07/13/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 18 replies
    I am just livid that my 3rd grade daughter has a choice between a book she already read and this piece of propaganda to read this summer. I am having her read the book she already read...again. But I am thinking this requires a letter to the principal. It is just ridiculous that they are pushing this crap on little kids- trying to scare them at such a young age! I don't want to get her in trouble, but I would like her to read something countering this crapola instead. -------------------------------------- The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David...
  • Former Carrollton Teacher Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault

    07/13/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    A former administrator of a private, special needs school in Carrollton has been arrested on sexual assault charges. David Green, 66, a resident of Wills Point, was arrested by Carrollton police on Thursday. Green, who served as a teacher at St. Anthony School from 1998 to 2010, was charged with four counts of sexual assault with a child and one count of indecency with a child. An additional sexual assault charge is pending. The St. Anthony School describes itself as a "private, therapeutic school" that serves students with Asperger's syndrome, spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, high functioning autism, anxiety and attention...
  • Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core

    07/13/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2014 2:48 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig and Steve Peoples
    Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the classroom. The Common Core standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association that ended Sunday, relegated to hallway discussions and closed-door meetings among governors and their staffs. The standards and even the words, “Common Core,” have “become, in a sense, radioactive,” said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican whose state voluntarily adopted the standards in 2010....
  • Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS

    07/13/2014 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 9 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-07-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Sunday : July 13, 2014 Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : Act of TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS ===================================================== It's my prediction that President (King) Obama's strategic agenda is to allow the INVASION of a MILLION disease-ridden "children" and Drug Cartel Criminals as the "shock troops" for the ultimate destruction of the United States Republic ... ... an unstoppable action, unless a genuine miracle occurs. Even if the sodomite "King" Obama were impeached and removed from office, then President Biden would double-down on Obama's strategic goals, and allow an additional five million Illegals to this MILITARY...
  • The Common Core Movie: "Despicable Them"

    07/12/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, this is the day I do a favor for Universal Pixs. Here, free of charge, is a bold new concept for a cartoon action comedy. Not just a concept, mind you, but a high concept. That's what Hollywood loves. Okay here it is. You have this gang of no-goodniks who want to destroy the public schools in Typical Town, USA. Not just destroy the schools but get rich for doing it! Crime-wise, that's thinking big-big-big. In the opening scenes, we can clearly see that these are bad hombres with cold hearts. Their crooked grins suggest a lifetime of larceny...
  • Union leader derides Obama education chief

    07/11/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 9:21 PM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    The president of the nation’s second-largest teachers union said Friday that President Barack Obama’s education chief has turned his back on the concerns of educators and parents, but she stopped short of calling for his ouster. Teachers unions have been clashing with the Obama administration over its support for charter schools and its push to use student test scores as part of teacher evaluations, a relationship that further frayed after Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke in support of a California judge’s ruling last month that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state’s public school teachers. …
  • Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

    07/11/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-8-14 | Valerie Strauss
    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests...
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    •Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. •According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDA’s website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • 8, including 3 teachers, face Rowan drug charges

    07/11/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Michael Gordon, Steve Lyttle and Emma Baccellieri
    CHINA GROVE State records indicate Rowan County has a drug problem. This week, residents learned that it extends to one of its best schools. Four faculty members from Bostian Elementary were arrested Tuesday and accused of being part of a ring that illegally obtained thousands of doses of the painkiller hydrocodone. China Grove police and state investigators say family physician Orrin Walker unlawfully wrote hundreds of prescriptions that were filled by his wife, Abby, her co-workers and friends. Orrin Walker, 48, operated Main Street Family Practice. Abby Walker, 44, was a second-grade teacher at Bostian. Both were charged with trafficking...
  • Police: School teacher sold heroin, pills while on break from class

    07/11/2014 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Q13FOX ^ | staff
    TACOMA — A 33-year-old school teacher living in Tacoma has been arrested and could face drug dealing charges after police said they discovered he was allegedly selling heroin and other contraband during school hours. Sources tell Q13FOX News that teacher is Brian Bennett and the school where he has been teaching is Drum Intermediate School in University Place. Brian Bennett Brian Bennett Police say they began investigating Bennett earlier in the year for selling narcotics. According to Tacoma Police Department Officer Loretta Cool, police stopped him Thursday leaving his home in the 8400 block of Phillips Road SW and arrested...
  • Reaction After Teacher Arrested For Child Porn

    07/10/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WNEP ^ | Sarah Buynovsky,
    LYCOMING COUNTY— Matthew Manning, 38, of Hughesville is accused of having and disseminating child porn. He was arrested Thursday. Manning is a science teacher at Muncy Junior/Senior High School in Lycoming County. “Very uncomfortable, considering I just had him, like a month ago in school and he was teaching these kids. I think he had a 7th grade class and anyone under 17, just to hear it is weird,” said Muncy High School senior Maurice Brown. Parents with students in the district were concerned by the news, too. “You know you see people every day and you just never know...
  • There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

    07/10/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/10/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. We found these numbers by examining the average cost of tuition, fees, room, and board that an incoming student would face over the 2014-15 academic year. Check out a more in-depth breakdown of the 20 most expensive colleges here >>While these direct costs are a significant portion of the total cost of college, they alone do not reveal the true financial burden of higher education — students are also responsible for paying...
  • Haines City High School Teacher Arrested in Undercover Sex Sting

    07/10/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Ledger ^ | Aimee Sachs
    LAKELAND | A Haines City High School geometry teacher was among three people arrested on child pornography charges in recent weeks as part of an undercover investigation that also resulted in at least 13 arrests of people who traveled to have sex with minors, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday night. Enlarge Matthew Tillesen, 28, of Winter Haven, was charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography during the first of two phases of a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation called Operation Cyber Child III. The child pornography arrests were the result of three search warrants executed at three...
  • Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Child Charges

    07/10/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    NBC26 ^ | Alex Hagan
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Brown County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a 27 year-old Hobart man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child. Wayne Makela was arrested Wednesday. The Brown County Sheriff's Department says he is a teacher and coach at Pilgrim Lutheran school in Green Bay. Investigators say the assault may have happened to a child under the age of 16. The suspect was in a position of trust at a church and school in Green Bay, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School confirmed to NBC26 that the suspect teaches a...
  • Former Denison teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

    07/10/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KXII NEWS 12 ^ | Ashley Park
    DENISON, TX -- A former Denison ISD teacher was arrested after police say she admitted to having an improper relationship with one of her students. Some of those encounters reportedly happened in the classroom. "I've heard stories, like I've seen across the nation of it happening in other places, but I never expected it to happen here," said parent, Amy Timberlake. Parents we spoke to say they can't believe 34-year-old Julie Bollinger, a former Denison High School teacher, was arrested for having an improper relationship with a student. "It is a crime for a teacher to have a relationship with...
  • Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

    07/09/2014 6:44:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 9, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Kimberly Hefling
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases. About 40 percent of colleges and universities reported not having conducted a sexual assault investigation in the past five years, including 6 percent of the nation’s largest public institutions. More than 20 percent of large, private schools conducted fewer investigations than the number of incidents reported to the Education Department. …
  • University of Utah Tweaks Fight Song Called Sexist ['our coeds are the fairest' revised]

    07/09/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The University of Utah is tweaking its official fight song amid concerns the former version was sexist. University President David Pershing announced the changes Wednesday. The new song replaces “our coeds are the fairest” with “our students are the finest.” The phrase “no other gang of college men” becomes “no rival band of college fans.” But the new version doesn’t officially change the lyrics from “I’m a Utah man” to “I’m a Utah fan.” Both are listed as options, allowing singers to choose which phrase they sing. Officials say fans may still choose to sing the former version. A panel...
  • Former Durham teacher arrested on student-related sex offenses

    Durham, N.C. — A former teacher for Durham Public Schools was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said Monday. Michelle Smith White, 37, of Penrith Drive, Durham, faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex offense with a student. Deputy Paul Sherwin, a spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said White, who worked at Charles E. Jordan High School, started a friendship with the female student in 2012, when the girl was 15. "Sometime between 2012 and most recently, that evolved into a sexual relationship,"...
  • Hedgesville Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

    07/08/2014 10:12:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WHAG ^ | staff
    WHAG NEWS - A Hedgesville high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office confirmed Erin Thomas is charged with third degree sexual assault and two charges of computer harassment. Officials say the 31-year-old allegedly had a relationship with a female student that began last year when she was a Freshman.
  • NPR Blogger Hammered After What She Said About ‘Diverse Sources’ and ‘White Guys’

    07/08/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-7-2014 | Zach Noble
    NPR’s education team sent out a curious tweet Wednesday that prompted an online backlash. “I reach out to diverse sources on deadline,” the tweet from @npr_ed said. “Only the white guys get back to me.” The tweet seemed uncharacteristic for NPR, an outlet that fired analyst Juan Williams after he made remarks about feeling “nervous” if he sees people dressed in “Muslim garb” on an airplane.Kamenetz said she had mistakenly sent the tweet from the NPR education account instead of her own and that she regretted it.