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  • Obama Cites Employed Boston Teacher In Jobs Bill News Conference (HE LIED)

    10/06/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    WBZ ^ | 10-6-11 | Lana Jones
    BOSTON (CBS) – President Obama used the story of a Boston teacher to push his jobs bill Tuesday, even though the teacher has a job. At the beginning of his White House news conference, Mister Obama told a story of how he recently met Robert Baroz of Wellesley, an English teacher in the city. (Snip) But, Baroz is working in the Boston Public Schools this year as a middle school English teacher. He’s employed through a U.S. Department of Education teaching fellowship. On the D.O.E.’s web site he writes that he’s also employed part-time as an English instructor at Mass...
  • Teacher put on leave after suspending student for criticizing homosexuality

    10/01/2011 10:21:24 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 62 replies · 2+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    FORT WORTH, Texas, September 29, 2011 ( - The teacher responsible for suspending a student after he expressed opposition to homosexuality has been placed on administrative leave with pay. Last week, Western Hills High School teacher Kristopher Franks retaliated against high school freshman and honors student Dakota Ary after he was overheard telling one other student that he believes homosexuality is wrong because of his Christian faith. The conversation, held during a class discussion on religious beliefs in Germany, arose when one student asked what Germans thought about homosexuality in relation to religion. Ary says the instructor “started yelling” upon...
  • Teacher stops fight before it starts (video) (awesome)

    09/30/2011 9:49:04 AM PDT · by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings · 17 replies
    Well, this is just about the best public school teacher I've seen all day. Kids these days. No discipline. A boy needs a father figure of some kind. Especially when it's time to put him back in his place.
  • Teacher fired after appearing in sex videos

    09/24/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 4+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | September 22, 2011 | Todd Ruger
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A fifth-grade teacher lost her job this month when school administrators and parents were anonymously sent images of her engaged in sex acts and apparently smoking marijuana. In June, the Charlotte County School district office received two envelopes containing four still photographs and a thumb drive containing five videos of Natalie Santagata, a teacher at Kingsway Elementary School in Port Charlotte since 2002.
  • Women Preachers

    09/15/2011 5:06:42 AM PDT · by bremenboy · 73 replies
    Sunnyside Church of Christ ^ | Steven J. Wallace
    Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says” (1 Corinthians 14:34). “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere. . .Let women learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Timothy 2:8, 11-14). The clarity of the Bible is unambiguous regarding God’s...
  • What teachers really want to tell parents

    09/10/2011 6:51:05 AM PDT · by erkyl · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ron Clark
    Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher who started his own academy in Atlanta He wants parents to trust teachers and their advice about their students Clark says some teachers hand out A grades so parents won't bother them It's OK for kids to get in trouble sometimes; it teaches life lessons, Clark says
  • Are we leaving gifted students behind?

    09/06/2011 11:44:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2011 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo,
    Ian McKeachie is a freckled 15-year-old who "drifted along" in elementary school. Not because he didn't love to learn or because it wasn't a good school, but because he mastered new concepts so quickly that the classroom work presented no challenge. "My teachers would usually use me as a tutor for the other kids," he says, "so I was engaged in school, just not in a way that had me learning."
  • Gym teacher, 40, 'had sex with her student, 15, hundreds of time during two-year relationship'

    09/03/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 124 replies · 2+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The gym teacher accused of having sex hundreds of times with a student over two years when he was 15 broke down as she told a court the allegations have ruined her life. Tania Pontbriand, 40, from Quebec, denies having sex with the student between 2002 and 2004, when she was a teacher at Rosemère High School.
  • Every school pupil has plenty to learn from a soldier (UK)

    09/01/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/1/11 | Clive Dytor
    (SNIP) The Forces' qualities of commitment, loyalty, tenacity and determination to see the job through are huge boosts to the lives of our boys. They benefit from that great "can-do" approach that our Armed Forces embody, and which we have seen again so vividly in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Last year, the theme for the boys was the three Ds – Discipline, Determination, Dedication. (SNIP) This is the key to Service personnel. They have Focus, with a big "F". They are taught to identify the problem, work out a solution, and then apply it. (SNIP) What do pupils need in...
  • They can't Speak it but they can Teach it

    08/31/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT · by pfflier · 20 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Howard Fischer
    A Yuma-area official is pleased that state education officials will no longer force schools to retrain or reassign English immersion teachers because they speak with an accent. In an agreement with two federal agencies, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will stop trying to single out teachers who they believe do not have a good command of the English language. For example, the federal agencies said, state officials documented instances where one teacher pronounced the word “the'' as “da.'' In a separate incident, a teacher pronounced “another'' as “anuder'' and where “lives here'' came out as “leeves here.''
  • Teacher Gets Jail. Probation

    08/25/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Froggie · 43 replies
    Sauk Valley News ^ | 8/25/2011 | Tara Becker
    MORRISON – The state Board of Education is awaiting court paperwork before suspending the license of a former Fulton High School English teacher convicted this week of having sex with a 16-year-old boy. Nicole R. Letcher, 26, of Fulton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to 6 months in jail – half of which she’s already served – and 4 years of probation. She also must register as a sex offender. As part of her plea agreement, Whiteside County prosecutors dropped three other sexual abuse charges. By state law, an aggravated criminal...
  • Teacher Reinstated After Anti-Gay Facebook Post

    08/25/2011 8:20:02 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies ^ | August 25, 2011 | WFTV
    MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- A Lake County teacher who made national headlines after making anti-gay comments on his Facebook page will be back in the classroom on Thursday. Lake County School District Superintendent Susan Moxley reinstated Mount Dora High School social studies teacher Jerry Buell after his controversial anti-gay postings on Facebook. "I'm excited about going back to school tomorrow," said Buell. The school board decided Buell did not violate the district's code of conduct when he allegedly posted a comment on his Facebook wall saying that gay marriages made him want to throw up.
  • Teacher - and CNN citizen reporter - fired after after school digs up past as gay porn star

    08/24/2011 8:53:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/24/11 | New York Daily News
    One of CNN's most popular citizen reporters was fired from his substitute teaching job after school officials unearthed evidence that he used to be a gay porn star. They didn't have to dig deep. Shawn Loftis ditched his porn career in the spring of 2010 to focus on teaching, but he is still widely known by his X-rated alias, Collin O'Neal, the Miami New Times reported. His hard-core performances won him several awards, and a Wikipedia page lists his porn accolades and some of the videos he's appeared in.
  • Veteran teacher suspended for gay bashing on FB; 'almost threw up' about gay marriage in NY

    08/18/2011 12:28:05 PM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/18/11 | Philip Caulfield
    A Florida high school's "Teacher of the Year" was canned from the classroom for making homophobic remarks on Facebook, officials said. Jerry Buell, a veteran social studies teacher at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora, Fla., said on his Facebook page that he "almost threw up" when he read that New York legalized gay marriage last month, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Buell also slammed the same-sex unions as a "cesspool" and called gay marriage "a sin," officials said.
  • Music teacher caught having sex with doll outside school (video at link)

    08/13/2011 1:30:59 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 44 replies
    Music teacher caught having sex with doll outside school SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Police in Spring Hill arrested a local music teacher Thursday morning after he was caught engaging in a sex act with a doll outside a local elementary school. Officers were called to Allendale Elementary School on Prescott Way in Spring Hill amid reports of a white male with a duffle bag under a bridge on school property. The bridge provides access to the school from the main road. Spring Hill police told Nashville's News 2 the responding officer witnessed the man, identified as 56-year-old Daniel Torroll, performing...
  • Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In (Atlanta teacher cheating) Scandal

    08/10/2011 5:17:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 8/09/11
    Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In ScandalRecords Detail Bonuses Paid To APS Staff, Teachers Updated: 6:37 pm EDT August 9, 2011 ATLANTA -- Channel 2 Action News has obtained records detailing bonuses paid to teachers and staff at schools implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. Channel 2's Tom Regan put in a request for the documents on bonus payments two weeks ago. He received the records on Tuesday and has been poring over the documents. Regan said the documents detail bonuses that were paid out from January 2009 to the present. According to the documents,...
  • Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges (Alexandria VA)

    08/04/2011 3:15:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    A former fourth-grade teacher in Alexandria has pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Justin Coleman videotaped himself with two girls, who were unaware of what they were being told to do, engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He also allegedly altered existing child pornographic images to depict former students engaging in sexual conduct. Prosecutors say the girls in the videotape were not his students.
  • Pulling the ‘Parent Trigger’ to save failing schools

    07/30/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner - Opinion ^ | July 28, 2011 | Examiner Editorial
    One of the better slogans to come out of the 1960s was “Power to the People.” It’s a sentiment that everyone — left, right, middle of the road — can agree on. It’s refreshing that California’s government — whose slogan too often seems to be “Power to the Bureaucrats” — has implemented the Parent Empowerment Act. Also known as the “Parent Trigger,” it allows parents to take back their children’s school if it has a consistent record of failure: California Academic Performance Index scores of less than 800 and several years on the federally mandated improvement list. There are 1,300...
  • W.Va. vocational school shuttered after meth found in building; teacher, principal charged

    07/26/2011 3:59:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/25/11 | HARRY R. WEBER
    W.Va. vocational school shuttered after meth found in building; teacher, principal chargedArticle by: HARRY R. WEBER, Associated Press Updated: July 25, 2011 - 7:34 PM CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia public vocational school has been shut down indefinitely after traces of methamphetamine were found throughout the building during an investigation of the principal and a teacher. State Police Sgt. Andy Perdue said Monday that traces of the drug were found in the ducts, principal's office, hallways and bathrooms of the Boone County Career and Technical Center. Perdue says the teacher admitted he smoked meth with the principal in the...
  • Members chipped in $23.4 million to WEAC in 2008 union dues (Where did the WI teacher union due go?)

    07/23/2011 9:27:23 AM PDT · by OldCountryBoy · 11 replies
    Lakeland Times ^ | 7/1/2011 | Richard Moore
    With the practice of paying forced union dues soon to become a relic of the past for many public employees, officials of the Wisconsin Education Association Council have reportedly contacted members in a bid to convince them to continue paying up through automatic bank withdrawals. That's not surprising because the revenue stream the state's largest teachers' union is trying to protect is substantial. In fact, the organization collected more than $23.4 million in membership dues in fiscal year 2009 from its approximately 98,000 members. The numbers are included on WEAC's IRS forms for the year. Fiscal year 2009 was the...