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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...
  • (long-term) Substitute teacher pleads not guilty to rape (& sexual abuse of 14-year-old)

    07/16/2011 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 7/14/11 | Thomas J. Prohaska
    Substitute teacher pleads not guilty to rapeBy Thomas J. Prohaska NEWS NIAGARA REPORTER Updated: July 16, 2011, 6:31 AM LOCKPORT — A long-term substitute teacher in a Niagara Falls elementary school pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old girl in February. John T. Summerson, 24, of 76th Street, Niagara Falls, was indicted on one count of second- degree rape and two counts each of third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza kept Summerson free on the $2,500 bail he posted in Niagara Falls City Court....
  • North St. Paul : Teacher charged with trying to prostitute student

    07/15/2011 3:31:31 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-15-11 | Elizabeth Mohr
    A substitute teacher for a special-education school in North St. Paul is accused of posting lewd photos of a student online and suggesting she make money in exchange for sexual favors. Tameshia Leeann Allen-Hodges, 22, of Oakdale has been charged with soliciting an individual to practice prostitution and engaging the sex trafficking of an individual. Her first court appearance will be Aug. 17. According to a criminal complaint, Allen-Hodges asked a 21-year-old female student with developmental disabilities if she wanted to make money by giving massages. She brought the student to her home, where she took photos of the student...
  • Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level

    07/06/2011 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 43 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 7/6/2011 | Heather Vogell
    Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes. Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets. Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible. Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn
  • Two generations of teachers say enough is enough

    06/29/2011 5:44:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 2 a.m. | By Paul Takahashi
    Life in the Walker family revolves around the Clark County School District. Between retired teachers Bill and Denise, and current teachers Geoff and Shelby, the Walkers have a combined experience of 75 years in the district. They’ve seen it deal with rapid population growth, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and far-reaching education reforms. With all these tumultuous changes, some are giving up on the district. The older couple said they had enough and retired early. And the younger couple? They are contemplating not sending their children to Clark County schools -- or maybe moving out of Nevada...
  • What do you call a school principal... (Vanity)

    06/13/2011 2:03:32 PM PDT · by fishtank · 39 replies
    What do you call a PUBLIC school principal who is married, both she and her husband have full time jobs, and they send their kids to PRIVATE schools?
  • Teacher Says She Doesn't Regret Punching Student in Face

    06/12/2011 6:45:15 PM PDT · by Immerito · 41 replies ^ | 06/06/11 | Lesley Kennedy
    A Florida teacher is off the hook for punching a student in the face, but whether she'll get to return to her job is still in question. Prosecutors decided to drop their case against art teacher Sandy Hadsock, 64, saying a student's cell phone video of the confrontation last month, along with witness statements, show she acted in self defense, "Today" reports. "I told you, step back," the much taller boy shouts at Hadsock before she busts his lip. The student has not been identified, according to "Today," but other students in the classroom say he backed the teacher up...
  • Two MORE female teachers are charged over sexual relationships with students

    06/09/2011 10:36:15 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Two women have become the latest teachers to be charged with having sex with high school students. In Alabama, a teacher charged with sexually abusing three students pled guilty to two counts and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Amy Caudle will serve three years, with credit for time already served and will have 12 years of supervised probation. District judge Trippy McGuire also ruled that she resign from her job at Andalusia Middle School, surrender her teaching certificate and sign on to the sex offenders register. Chief assistant district attorney Grace Jeter had told the court that between...
  • Steel Valley Teacher Turns Self In After Sexting Investigation

    06/08/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    WTAE TV ^ | UPDATED: 11:20 pm EDT June 7, 2011 | none stated
    A Steel Valley School District teacher turned herself in Tuesday on allegations that she "sexted"students by exchanging sexual text messages and nude photos via cellphone. According to the criminal court docket, Jennifer Sowa Smith was arraigned at District Judge Thomas Torkowsky's office on several charges, including two felony counts each of unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, another felony count of criminal use of a communication facility and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of children. Bail was set at $25,000.
  • Report: Stressed-out teacher calls Orlando school a 'war zone'

    06/08/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/8/11 | Staff is reporting a stressed-out teacher posted a video of vandalism at his school — Riverside Elementary in Orlando — on YouTube because he's tired of working in a 'war zone." "I've had students hit other students with chairs, with desks (and) broken windows. I've been bit myself," teacher Vance McKay told
  • California Teacher in Chloroform Case Arrested Again on Explosives Rap

    05/30/2011 9:45:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2011 | RYAN OWENS and KEVIN DOLAK
    A popular California teacher, accused earlier this week of helping students inhale chloroform, was arrested again when explosive material was found inside her chemistry classroom. A bomb squad detonated a four millilter vial of the highly explosive compound nitroglycerin after it was discovered in the chemistry lab at Livingston High School, south of Stockton.
  • Ex-Va. Teacher Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Porn (molested boys in Maryland, Virginia, NC, Japan)

    05/26/2011 7:45:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 5/26/11 | Melissa Mollet
    Ex-Va. Teacher Sentenced to 25 Years for Child PornBy Melissa Mollet Thursday, May 26, 2011 Updated 9:08 PM EDT Former Manassas, Va., school teacher Kevin Ricks, who accepted a plea deal in March, has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for production and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors said he molested boys in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Japan, typically getting them drunk and then assaulting them once they were unconscious. Ricks led a double life as a charismatic, successful and popular teacher and camp counselor but also had a dark side, prosecutors said. They point to journal entries,...
  • California Teacher Tells Kindergarteners "More Than Two Genders"

    05/25/2011 8:26:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 28 replies
    The Culture and Media Institute ^ | 5/25/2011 | Erin R. Brown
    Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland, CA has joined the chorus of those wishing to mainstream 'gender-bending' by enacting a program this week that, according to a press release, tells kindergarteners 'there are more than two genders.' The kindergarten through fifth grade school hosted a 2-day program for students titled, 'Gender Spectrum Diversity Training,' in which single-sex Hawaiian geckos and transgender clownfish were brought in to teach children that 'there are different ways to be boys. There are different ways to be girls,' according to Redwood Heights principal Sara Stone. Students received gender diversity training as they learned about 'boy...
  • Elementary school teacher jailed for 'making sex tape with daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend'

    05/20/2011 2:51:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 19, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    Police in Checotah, Oklahoma, found out about the affair when the teen boasted to his friends about the home made sex tape. After being quizzed by detectives McCutchan admitted she had videoed herself having sex with her teen lover.
  • Conservative Public School Teacher Calls Florida Exam ‘Soviet-Style Propaganda’

    05/18/2011 8:29:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/18/11 | Kyle Olson
    There are many conservative teachers sounding the alarm about the hijacking of their profession and the radicalization of school curriculums by left-wing union leaders. Exhibit A: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis saying they’re not teachers but “education workers.”Dean Kalahar is a Sarasota, Florida high school economics teacher. On his blog, he says his guiding principles include private property rights, free market entrepreneurial capitalism and the U.S. Constitution.Kalahar recently brought attention to the new Florida high school senior exit exam, which he says will “indoctrinate children into a progressive and revisionist model critical of America.”
  • Family: Teacher Forbids Boy From Hanging U.S. Flag Pic Because It Might Offend Others

    05/13/2011 3:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An 11-year-old boy in Orange, MA is in the middle of flag controversy after he and his family claim one of his teachers banned him from hanging a picture of an American flag he drew in the classroom because it might offend other students. The boy‘s dad is adamant his son’s civil rights were violated. But the school has a different take, and says the prohibition was because the boy disobeyed instruction
  • Big Government Teacher Threatens to Kill Her Boss, Union Gets Her Six Figure Pay Day

    05/12/2011 9:36:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    big government ^ | 5/12/11 | Kyle Olson
    Earlier this year, Education Action Group released a chart documenting the 15 separate steps involved in firing a tenured teacher in the state of New Jersey. The process involves a months-long investigation followed by a trial which can last a year or more. All told, it takes between two and five years (and a pile of money) to terminate an ineffective teacher in the Garden State. The destructive nature of teacher tenure is, of course, not confined to New Jersey. If it were, we could all rest easy knowing that Gov. Chris Christie is on the case. Unfortunately, teacher tenure...
  • New Hope teacher indicted for sexual battery on student

    05/12/2011 4:17:41 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 20 replies
    Columbus (Miss.) Dispatch ^ | May 11, 2011 | Ryan Poe
    A New Hope math teacher pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of a 17-year-old student Tuesday after she was indicted by a grand jury. Katherine Robbins, of 4097 New Hope Road in Lowndes County, had been on administrative leave since allegations surfaced in March. Robbins, who is married with two young children, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the male student over an extended period of time, according to sources at the school.
  • Memphis teacher arrested for sex with teen

    05/12/2011 4:11:38 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 63 replies
    WMC News ^ | Posted: May 11, 2011 4:26 PM CDT | Nick Kenney
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis elementary teacher and associate pastor faces a statutory rape charge. Ruth Shrader, 50, is accused of having sex with a teenage boy repeatedly over the past two years. According to an affidavit of complaint, Shrader is a close family friend of the boy, and is the assistant pastor at their old church. Shrader is accused of giving him gifts, money, and trips in return for sex - a physical relationship that started when she gave him massages.
  • New Hope Teacher Indicted for sexual battery

    05/11/2011 9:39:48 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 47 replies
    A New Hope math teacher pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of a 17-year-old student Tuesday after she was indicted by a grand jury. Katherine Robbins, of 4097 New Hope Road in Lowndes County, had been on administrative leave since allegations surfaced in March. Robbins, who is married with two young children, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the male student over an extended period of time, according to sources at the school. According to one of her students, Robbins often flirted with male classmates, even to the point of giving them hugs and inappropriately touching them...
  • Caption Obama and Teacher of the Year

    05/04/2011 9:07:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 49 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer speaks during an award ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington May 3, 2011. Shearer teaches chemistry at Urbana High School in Frederick, Maryland. Michelle Shearer earned her B.A. in chemistry from Princeton University and her M.S. in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. The 2009 Maryland recipient of the Siemens Award for AP Teaching believes that “chemistry is for everyone.” Fluent in American Sign Language, she taught at the Maryland School for the Deaf, serving as Content Area Leader and coach of the 2005...
  • Former Forsyth County Teacher Wanted On 64 Sex Charges (/felonies - now on the run)

    04/24/2011 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Digtriad ^ | 4/22/11
    Former Forsyth County Teacher Wanted On 64 Sex Charges11:45 PM, Apr 22, 2011 Winston-Salem, NC -- A former Parkland High School teacher is wanted on 64 sex charges. Terry Lamar Jones Jr. is wanted on 64 separate charges of sexual activity with a student, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The allegations were made from a student he had contact with while working at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem. Detectives said Jones is currently the band director at Shepard Magnet Middle School in Durham, NC. The investigation started after the sheriff's office was alerted to a newspaper article on...
  • Teacher Accused In Bank Robbery Now Charged With Laptop Thefts

    04/18/2011 10:54:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WTAE ^ | April 18, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- A science teacher at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts high school who was already accused of taking part in a bank robbery was arraigned Monday on new charges connected to the alleged theft of laptop computers from school. Pittsburgh police said Philicia Barbieri, 24, of Shadyside, admitted stealing more than a dozen laptops. Channel 4 Action News' Sheldon Ingram obtained the criminal complaint against Barbieri. In it, police said she confessed to stealing 15 laptops from CAPA and said she took them because of financial problems and to support a heroin addiction. Barbieri was under suspension from...
  • Help! I'm a teacher held hostage by my union!

    03/19/2011 2:57:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 60 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 12, 2011 | MARK PRATHER
    When you hear that "The Unions" are fighting mad and rallying for this cause or that, you should know that a huge percentage of the membership is being coerced. Do you really believe that every union police officer, firefighter, nurse and teacher is happily singing from the same progressive hymnal? That they are all liberal Democrats, right down the line? That's what the unions want you to believe. Actually, to work in any of these professions in California and many other states, you are forced to join the union. And the unions give all their support to one party --...
  • Music Teacher Busted For Sexting Teen Student

    03/19/2011 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 18, 2011 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    A South Florida band teacher is in trouble with the law after he allegedly sent a 14-year-old student suggestive text messages and pictures of his "instrument." Dennis A. Mulder, teacher at Allapattah Flats K-8 school in Port St. Lucie, was arrested Wednesday on two felony counts of transmission of material harmful to minor by electronic equipment, according to
  • Jefferson High School dance coach charged with improper relationship with student

    03/18/2011 5:44:19 AM PDT · by Dacula · 70 replies ^ | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Eva Ruth Moravec
    A Jefferson High School dance coach was free on bail Tuesday after her arrest on allegations she had a relationship with an 18-year-old male student, officials said. Destini Michelle Munoz, 25, was released from a holding cell at the city magistrate's office after posting $15,000 bail around 9:50 a.m., charged with one count of being involved in an improper relationship between an educator and a student, Bexar County records show. San Antonio Independent School District police and the Texas Rangers arrested her about 11 p.m. Monday. A student told her mother about Munoz's alleged relationship, and the parent called district...
  • Sheriff says Craigslist facilitates bestiality

    03/17/2011 9:32:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    America’s self-described toughest sheriff has issued a warning to the CEO of Craigslist saying the popular Internet website is providing a “mechanism to facilitate criminal activity.” Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s warning to Jim Buckmaster follows the arrest last month in Arizona by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detectives of two men — one a middle school teacher and the other a handyman — on charges of conspiracy to commit bestiality. Sheriff Arpaio said an undercover investigation by his office began after detectives became aware that persons in the Phoenix area were using Craigslist to engage in illegal acts with animals. Detectives set...
  • No expulsion for kids' Facebook posts about teacher

    03/10/2011 3:03:44 PM PST · by madprof98 · 25 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/10/11 | Ty Tagami
    The school system that threatened to expel three children over their derogatory Facebook posts about a teacher has backed down. The students, who called a teacher at Chapel Hill Middle School in Douglas County a "pedophile" and a "rapist" in online posts last month, will return to school Tuesday after a two-week suspension, said William Lambert, Jr., one of the parents. The kids had faced re-assignment to a school for troubled youths for at least the rest of the semester. But earlier this week the Douglas school system canceled the tribunal hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday morning. Lambert...
  • Special Ed teacher accused of sodomy and rape (held on $1 million bond)

    03/09/2011 5:14:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    WTVM ^ | 3/04/11
    Special Ed teacher accused of sodomy and rapeUpdated: Mar 04, 2011 12:47 PM EST ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) - Andalusia police say that 31-year-old Amy Caudle, a Special Education Teacher at Andalusia Middle School, has been arrested on charges of rape and sodomy. Caudle is facing two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree sodomy following allegations of misconduct. The superintendent of Andalusia schools refused comment, but confirmed Caudle is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, the Andalusia Star-News reported. Caudle is being held at Covington County Jail on a $1 million bond.
  • A Florida teacher tells Obama he disappointed her

    03/08/2011 1:32:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2011 | Valerie Strauss
    This was written by Miami public school teacher Jennie Smith, who attended President Obama’s speech last week at a Miami high school and a following education roundtable. Smith, incidentally, was the only teacher invited to the roundtable.
  • Scott Walker has a messaging problem

    03/08/2011 8:02:42 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-11 | Vince
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has a problem. It’s not the smelly, indian sitting - Kumbaya singing activists who are turning the statehouse into Woodstock ’11. Although they are a problem – it’s primarily to the olfactory system. Nor is it the union thugs who are harassing reporters, people who dare to voice their support of the Governor and representatives on their way to their offices. No, the Governor’s problem is one of messaging. For much of the last two weeks the news cycle has been focusing on Madison. Much of the coverage in the mainstream media has focused on the...