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  • Teacher Says He Was Forced To Quit Over School's Transgender Student Policy

    06/07/2018 10:02:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies ^ | 6/7/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    An Indiana teacher says he was forced to resign after he refused to comply with the school district’s policy of addressing transgender students by their preferred names. John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana, argued that the policy ― which also requires teachers to refer to students using the pronouns which best align with their gender identity ― goes against his religious beliefs and violates the First Amendment. “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the teacher, who has been with the Brownsburg School District...
  • Does the Average Teacher Spend Nearly $500 a Year on School Supplies?

    06/01/2018 9:59:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2018 | By FREDERICK M. HESS & RJ MARTIN
    An honest teacher-pay debate requires careful attention to the facts. This springs teacher walkouts have spurred renewed attention to the question of teacher pay. The topic is a serious one, warranting the extensive reportage its received. At times, however, the medias progressive sympathies, the allure of hard-luck tales, and concerted PR by teachers unions have yielded some questionable coverage. A recent case has been the spate of stories suggesting that teachers routinely reach into their own pockets to spend extraordinary sums on classroom materials. There is no other job I know of where the workers subsidize what should be a...
  • Alabama Teacher Says School Told Her to Remove Just Pray Shirt

    04/30/2018 12:52:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 4/28/17 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    An Alabama teacher says school officials told her Monday to remove a shirt with the words just pray on it because the shirt violated the school dress code. Chris Burrell, who works as a teacher in the Mobile County School District, told WALA she wore the shirt to support a local 11-year-old girl diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year. An organization called Aubreighs Army designed the shirt to raise money for the girl, Aubreigh Nicholas, who had been receiving treatment. The organizations crowdfunding page for Aubreighs treatment raised $45,645 as of Saturday afternoon. The school principal, allegedly unaware...
  • Red Education and spam gone bad.

    04/28/2018 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nateman · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Nateman
    To my State Representatives: As I saw on TV a sea of red marchers marching downtown to the capitol one thought kept coming to my mind over and over again: " Red is a good color for them." The culture now says Red State verses Blue State to represent Republicans verses Democrats. As is so typical of the left they muddle words and change their meanings in order to promote their cause. They call it "Progressivism" when their anti-capitalism crusades destroy capital and progress. They call German Socialists "Fascists" and "Right Wing" even though the Nazi's were just another...
  • School Districts Everywhere .. Taxpayers .. Fund Democrat Campaigns Nationwide

    04/27/2018 6:57:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 06, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    In Douglas County, Colorado, the front line of the fight for school choice and vouchers on the SCOTUS level, Republican voters outnumber Democrats about two to one. Yet until recently, Republican taxpayers .. paying about $1.25 million a year to fund Democrats political campaigns. How so? Most of the districts 4,300 plus teachers belonged to the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, to which they paid about $1.25 million in dues annually, according to the unions IRS filings. Since teachers salaries are paid by the countys property tax payers, their dues come out of those salaries. So the $1.25...
  • Turkey jails Kurdish teacher with baby on terror charge

    04/22/2018 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 4-21-18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region Turkish authorities have jailed a Kurdish teacher for her condemnation of the killing of civilians during anti-PKK operations in 2016. The teacher gave birth recently and will go to prison with her baby. Do not stay silent Do not let human beings and children die, and do not let mothers cry, Ayse Celik said on-air during a phone-in show on Turkeys Kanal D TV station in January 2016. She was reacting to military operations in her hometown of Diyarbakir and criticized Turkish media for their coverage of the events. What is happening here is shown on...
  • Parkland teacher arrested after leaving gun in public lavatory

    04/12/2018 9:51:15 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th April 2018 | BBC News
    A teacher from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead two months ago has been arrested after leaving his gun in a public toilet. Sean Simpson, 43, absentmindedly left the loaded weapon inside a cubicle, says Broward County Sheriff's Office. It was found by a homeless man who fired a bullet into the wall before Mr Simpson snatched it from his hands. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher previously said he was open to the idea of arming teachers. Mr Simpson told police on Sunday he realised he had left the legally registered pistol in the...
  • Married Oklahoma teacher, 36, 'repeatedly had sex with her 15-yr-old student during teacher walkout'

    04/09/2018 5:00:15 PM PDT · by ethom · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:07 EDT, 9 April 2018 | By SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A married middle school teacher from Oklahoma has been charged with rape after she allegedly admitted to repeatedly having sex with her 15-year-old student. On Saturday, 36-year-old Keri Hoffman and her husband drove to the Clinton Police Department where the Clinton Middle School teacher confessed to carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of her students, according to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Under questioning, Hoffman told agents she used Facebook Messenger to communicate with the victim and to arrange their encounters. She reportedly admitted to having sex with the 15-year-old numerous times since March 30,...
  • Embattled (alt-right) Crystal River teacher resigns amidst podcast investigation

    04/02/2018 3:40:53 PM PDT · by rarestia · 24 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Monday, April 02, 2018, 5:58 PM EDT | Jason Lanning and Sarah Blazonis
    Dayanna Volitich, the Crystal River Middle School history teacher who is under investigation for allegedly expressing white nationalist and alt-right views on a podcast she hosted under a pseudonym, has resigned, according to Citrus County Schools. In March 2018, a report of Volitich hosting a podcast called "Unapologetic" under the name "Tiana Dalichov" surfaced on the Huffington Post website. At the time, Volitich was a Social Studies teacher at the school. In a clip from the podcast Volitich allegedly talks about hiding her political beliefs from administrators and agreed with a guest she was interviewing that people who share...
  • Teacher: Parkland Students Feel They're Being Misrepresented By Famous Classmates

    03/30/2018 9:19:58 PM PDT · by paltz · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/18 | Kerry Picket
    America knows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students through mainly a handful of pro-gun control activist students, but according to a faculty member of the school where the deadly shooting took place, many other students say the most visible activists do not represent them. Ive had some students approach me privately to talk to me about it, but I should note that those student activists none of them were ever in any danger during this whole thingnone of them except for the one girl Samantha Fuentes, the faculty member said during an interview with NRATV on the condition of anonymity....
  • Teacher Points out Double Standard of School Walk-Out, is Disciplined

    03/28/2018 1:39:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 14th and 15th, 2018, before the mass organized school walkout to push for more restrictions on gun ownership, a teacher led a discussion about political protests. Julian Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School in California opened a debate about how protests were political, and schools should be even-handed in their politics. The teacher reported the students understood the school should not pick losers and winners of controversial issues. From Benzel says she never discouraged her students from participating in the national school walk out, but she did question whether its appropriate for a school to...
  • Teacher allegedly performed oral sex on 13-year-old in school

    03/26/2018 8:54:31 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/26/2018 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A sixth-grade teacher in Arizona accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student performed oral sex on him in a classroom and told the teen she wanted him every day with no time limit, according to court records. Brittany Zamora, a 27-year-old teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, allegedly had sex with the 13-year-old student three times and also performed oral sex on him in her car during encounters from Feb. 1 through March 8, according to court records obtained by the Arizona Republic. Zamora and the teen also traded naked photos, he told police, saying...
  • Teacher Who Called Military 'Lowest Of The Low' Is Fired

    03/21/2018 8:00:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/21/18 | Benjamin Brown
    A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening. Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, the Los Angeles Times reported. close Teacher's scathing anti-military classroom rant goes viral A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening. Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School...
  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High Schools Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the politics of protest a lesson ahead of yesterdays school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • Turtle who was fed puppy in Idaho classroom euthanized

    03/16/2018 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    fox13now ^ | March 16, 2018 | David Wells and Lauren Steinbrecher
    The snapping turtle who was fed a puppy in front of students at an Idaho junior high school has been euthanized, according to a representative for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The snapping turtle was euthanized humanely a statement from the ISDA representative said.
  • An Idaho Science Teacher Allegedly Fed a Puppy to a Snapping Turtle in Front of Students

    03/12/2018 11:23:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | March 12, 2018 | Tom McKay
    According to a Monday report in East Idaho News, longtime Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland is in trouble over what Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee says is a regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens for use in Croslands classes. The regrettable circumstance was, uh, apparently feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle while students watched.
  • Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

    03/05/2018 6:12:53 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/03/2018 | Christopher Mathias, Jenna Amatulli, and Rebecca Klein
    Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast Unapologetic under the pseudonym Tiana Dalichov and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered. In her most recent podcast on Feb. 26, a guest railed against diversity in schools, dismissing the idea that a kid from Nigeria and a kid who came from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same and have the same IQ. Volitich enthusiastically agreed with the guest, and went on to argue that science has proven that certain...
  • High School Teacher Suspended for Saying He Supports Teachers Being Armed

    03/04/2018 4:29:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    History teacher Timothy Lock said he supported teachers being armed. For that, he was suspended. From Daily Caller: A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended from his job for expressing support for arming teachers after the Parkland school shooting.Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Lock, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.Most of the students reportedly didnt have a problem with Locks comments, but one decided to report him to...
  • Protocol or cowardice? Parkland student slams teacher over locked door during shooting, report says

    03/04/2018 6:13:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A high school student who survived the deadly Florida shooting on Valentines Day that left 17 people dead has slammed his teacher on social media, calling him an opportunist and a coward, after he allegedly wouldnt unlock his classroom door and let students in, a report from the Sun-Sentinel said on Friday. Josh Gallagher, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., shared his account on Twitter. He said he was in math class with his teacher Jim Gard when the fire alarm went off. Students began to evacuate, and while Gallagher was near the stairwell, he...
  • Teacher barricades himself in class, fires gun; no one hurt

    03/01/2018 6:22:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 28, 2018
    DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite the chaotic lockdown and evacuation, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away. It wasn't immediately clear why the teacher, 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson, had the gun. Under questioning by detectives, he refused to discuss what led to the shooting. The...