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  • Hot for the Teacher : Miss Landers or Helen Crump ?

    10/18/2020 11:49:49 AM PDT · by llevrok · 79 replies
    10/18/2020 | me
    Ok. Time to vote! Let's go back a "few" years. Who would you want for your second grade teacher? Leave It to Beaver" Miss Landers or The Andy Griffith Show Helen Crump?
  • Academic Teachers and Political Activists

    10/17/2020 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2020 | John Ellis
    Public concern about higher education is clearly widespread. The causes are many: ugly treatment of visiting speakers, a stifling political uniformity resulting in ideological extremism and hatred, and fringe radical ideas seeping out of the campuses into the wider world. Less publicly visible are numerous recent studies that tell us how little most recent graduates have benefited from higher education. They record astonishing deficiencies in reasoning, writing, reading, basic knowledge, and civics. But with all this, the public is still uncertain. Most see the symptoms but don’t quite know what to make of them, and so continue to send their...
  • Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

    10/16/2020 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    France24 ^ | October 16, 2020 | Agence France-Presse
    A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack". The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as police confronted him, a cry often heard in jihadist attacks, a police source said.
  • De Blasio’s latest ‘fiscal savings’ a loss to taxpayers, gift to teachers union

    10/12/2020 6:33:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/11/2020 | Nicole Gelinas
    That was fast. Last Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio ­informed the United Federation of Teachers that the city couldn’t afford a $900 million bonus for union members. It took 24 hours for the union to knock this threat down — and wring a better deal from out-of-work taxpayers. The state must step in. How did New York City end up on the hook for a near-billion-dollar payment during the worst fiscal crisis ever? You can thank de Blasio. In Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s final term, the global economy melted down — and Bloomberg told teachers that if they wanted raises, they...
  • NYC cancels $900M deferred payout to teachers, cites financial crisis

    10/09/2020 6:36:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    NYPost ^ | 10-8-20 | Julia Marsh and Vincent Barone
    The de Blasio administration has canceled a long-scheduled $900 million deferred compensation payout to current and former teachers, citing the coronavirus-induced financial crisis. The payout due this month — the last in the series of five stemming from union negotiations between 2009 and 2011 — was called off as the city attempts to limit the number of administration-wide layoffs, First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan wrote to the teachers union Thursday. “It is the city’s desire to avoid the necessity for layoffs, and to make a retroactive payment at this time would therefore be fiscally irresponsible,” Fuleihan wrote in a letter...
  • Public School Teacher Caught on Video Abusing a Student for Defending Trump, After He Lied The Parents About What Happened

    10/05/2020 6:14:42 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 68 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 10.05.2020 | Sarah Hall
    A Tacoma, Washington middle school teacher took great offense when one of his students named President Trump as a person he admires. The thing is, Perry G. Keithley Middle School sixth grade teacher Brendan Stanton asked his virtual class this very question — “who is the one person you admire and why?” I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn’t come into in the U. S. Trump is the best person in...
  • Governor DeSantis says closing schools in spring a mistake (equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.”)

    10/03/2020 12:34:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Wink News ^ | October 3, 2020 9:11 AM EDT | TALLAHASSEE (CBSMIAMI/NSF)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.” And, while appearing on the Drew Steele radio show, DeSantis equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.” Florida shut down school and college campuses in March, with students shifted to online learning. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have pushed heavily to reopen classrooms for the new school year. “In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight,...
  • Will the COVID-19 Response Be More Deadly Than the Virus? Early Indications Say Yes

    09/23/2020 11:11:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEP 23, 2020 | STACEY LENNOX
    When President Trump advocated reopening the economy, he warned that the lockdowns might have more of an adverse impact than COVID-19. Some assumed he was only talking about the economic implications but he also noted the risk of drug overdoses and suicides. We have seen increases in both of those types of deaths, along with significant mental health impacts.. the tragedy of extended lockdowns is compounded by people not seeking medical care. United Kingdom is noting this trend .. Unexplained deaths in private homes are nearly nine times higher than those from Covid-19 amid fears that many people are still...
  • Study: Less than 1 percent of teachers, students infected since schools reopened

    09/23/2020 9:57:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 23 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    A new study has found minimal evidence that the novel coronavirus is transferring inside K-12 school buildings despite reports of students and faculty across the country contracting the disease. Brown University researchers collaborated with school administrators and released data Wednesday from a new National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard. COVID-19 cases recorded in the dashboard show a relatively small degree of spread among staff and students. The study looked at data collected from more than 550 schools across 46 states over a two-week period starting Aug. 31, with more than 300 schools maintaining some level of in-person classes. Researchers found...
  • School teacher, life skills coach and children's advocate arrested for felony riots during Portland protests

    09/20/2020 8:22:04 AM PDT · by nwrep · 59 replies
    Andy Ngo Twitter Feed ^ | September 19, 2020 | Andy Ngo
    Taylor Lynn Gibson, 32, was arrested at the #antifa riot on 5 Sept. She was dressed in black bloc & armed w/a shield. Police say she was trying to de-arrest a comrade when she was tackled. She's charged w/felony riot, harassment & much more. She works at a children's nonprofit. =========================================Arrested at the violent #antifa Portland protest, charged w/multiple criminal offenses & released without bail -Veronica Dawn Misloski, 30, a life skills coach for people w/developmental disabilities ========================================== Rose Addis, 35, an elementary school teacher in Portland Public Schools, was arrested at the #antifa riot on 5 Sept. Police records...
  • Media critic slams Daily Beast over misleading report on COVID deaths of teachers amid schools reopening

    09/14/2020 11:01:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Daily Beast is being criticized over a misleading report about the deaths that have occurred among educators amid the reopening of schools during the coronavirus outbreak. Fourth Watch media analyst Steve Krakauer highlighted an article published last week that read the "heartbreaking" headline, "At Least 4 Teachers Have Died of COVID-19 Since Start of School Year." "At least four teachers have died of coronavirus-related causes since the beginning of the school year—an ominous sign of what’s to come as students return to classrooms across the country," the report grimly began before citing the deaths of teachers from Pennsylvania, Mississippi,...
  • Principals blast NYC DOE for supplying schools with ‘cheap black-market crap’ PPE

    09/12/2020 2:36:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2020 | 5:09pm | Susan Edelman
    It’s PPE to die for. The city Department of Education is supplying schools with defective thermometers, “low quality” masks, and smelly wipes, a disgusted Queens principal told The Post. “The s—t they gave us won’t protect us — not the students, teachers or parents,” fumed the educator. “Every principal in NYC is banging their head against the wall.” “The “cheap, black-market crap” includes touchless, electronic thermometers that registered temperatures at 40, 50 and 60 degrees. “You’d be dead,” she said. “We keep taking each other’s temperatures like we’re clowns.” The school leader, who asked for anonymity to avoid repercussions, said...
  • MoveOn, left-wing groups gear up for 'mass public unrest' after Election Day

    09/08/2020 12:14:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    An association of left-wing organizations is currently planning out strategies for what they believe would be a political dogfight should Joe Biden win November's election by a small margin. The group, comprised of more than 50 groups, including MoveOn, Color of Change and the American Federation of Teachers, calls itself the Fight Back Table and recently launched their Democracy Defense Nerve Center. According to the Daily Beast, members of the group held a Zoom call last week in which they discussed how they can plan for Election Day and then coordinate large-scale civil disobedience and what one participant called "mass...
  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • Teachers in at least five states have died with coronavirus since fall semester started

    09/10/2020 3:22:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 10 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Teachers in at least five states have died from COVID-19 since the fall semester started, The Washington Post reported Thursday. At least six teachers across Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina have died since early August as students return for the school year. It is unknown whether these teachers became infected at school, but several attempted to quarantine to avoid infecting other students and educators. Special education teacher AshLee DeMarinis died on Sunday after showing symptoms four days after the start of school for John Evans Middle School in Potosi, Mo. The 34-year-old, who suffered from asthma, spent three...
  • New York school district delays start of year after mass resignations, leaves of absence

    09/06/2020 6:01:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 06 2020 | John Bowden
    A school district near Buffalo, N.Y., delayed the beginning of its school year on Friday for students learning remotely, releasing a statement blaming the move on dozens of resignations and sick leave requests from teachers in the district. In a statement released Friday, the Williamsville Central School District said that students learning remotely or through hybrid models would see their school years delayed indefinitely. Those returning to in-person hybrid learning models would apparently see their classes start on Tuesday. The statement blamed the decision on 90 school employees who requested sick leave absences due to COVID-19, as well as the...
  • Why Teachers Think About Quitting

    08/31/2020 6:08:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 30, 2020 | Giulietta
    Yesterday was the first day of school and I thought about quitting for most of it. Mostly I’m just relieved it’s Saturday today. I work at a small independent Catholic school. Our admin decided that we would reopen for in-person instruction (which is clearly preferable to remote for all the obvious reasons), but offer a remote option to students who preferred to stay home — “hybrid” instruction. Leave it to admin to give it a name that makes it sound like it’s a perfected model. Herein lies the problem. Our school’s remote experience last spring worked pretty well mostly because...
  • Teacher Retirements Are Up Across The U.S. Here's Why

    08/31/2020 6:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/31/2020 | Rick Moran
    A significant number of teachers have put in for retirement over the last few months as educators say they’re frustrated with remote learning as well as worried about the coronavirus. Those who are concerned about becoming sick oppose reopening the schools but those who are frustrated with online learning want to get back to in-person teaching.Newsweek: The two seemingly paradoxical concerns have caused many teachers to seek different career paths, different roles or to focus on raising their own children.In New York State, teacher retirements are up 20 percent from 2019, according to data from the New York State Teacher...
  • Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts

    08/30/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Kruzel | John Kruzel
    Teachers unions are waging court fights across the country aimed at unwinding what they say are unsafe and politically motivated timetables for reopening schools that risk exposing personnel to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials eager to ramp up brick-and-mortar school buildings are facing lawsuits from Florida to Texas to Iowa over reopening plans as well as access to the COVID-19 infection data needed to monitor the rate of spread within school communities. At the same time, lawsuits are flying from the opposition direction: Parents in several states including New York, Massachusetts and Oregon, dissatisfied with web-based teaching alternatives, are suing...
  • Teacher reinstated after parents complained about BLM, LGBTQ classroom posters

    08/28/2020 1:01:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2020 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas school has reinstated a teacher put on administrative leave because she adorned her virtual classroom with Black Lives Matter and pro-LGBTQ posters, district officials said. Taylor Likfa, an English teacher at Roma High School, was pulled Sunday following complaints from parents about a background for her virtual classroom that featured a BLM poster, a rainbow flag and a Spanish solidarity phrase.