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  • The US needs 307,000 more teachers than it currently has — but few are taking the job...

    10/15/2019 8:33:28 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 12, 2019 | Allana Akhtar
    FULL TITLE: The US needs 307,000 more teachers than it currently has — but few are taking the job due to low pay The student population is growing — and not enough teaching jobs are available to keep up.A new report found that since the Great Recession of 2008, the country lost 60,000 jobs in education. Not only that, but 247,000 more teaching jobs should have been created to keep up with growing student enrollment as the population increases. This has resulted in a shortfall of 307,000 teaching jobs — meaning there are over 300,000 educators currently needed right now....
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Arrested & Handcuffed For Making a 'Finger Gun' At School

    10/10/2019 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Maceman · 84 replies
    MRCtv ^ | October 10, 2019 | Brittany M. Hughes
    A 12-year-old Kansas girl was arrested – as in, hauled out of school in handcuffs, charged with a crime, and was handed a court date – for making a “finger gun” and pointing it at fellow students. According to the Kansas City Star, police in Overland Park “hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening” after the middle-schooler pointed the “finger gun” at other students before pointing it at herself. Johnson County District Court documents obtained by the Kansas City Star claim the child “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat...
  • Desperate to fill teacher shortages, US schools are hiring teachers from overseas

    10/07/2019 9:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/06/2019 | by Holly Yan, Tiara Chiaramonte and Anne Lagamayo
    When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away. But a dire shortage of US teachers means some schools are taking drastic measures -- like hiring teachers from half a world away. "For the first year, it's a little bit of a struggle because I'm the kind of person who misses family that easily," said Alvarado, who taught for a decade in the Philippines before moving to Arizona. But "in terms of pay, let's just say my previous pay was multiplied by eight or 10 when I got here," she said. "So having...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

    10/03/2019 11:21:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Fall 2019 | Andrew G. Biggs & Jason Richwine
    One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an "underpaid" profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the "teacher pay gap." The media run stories about teachers taking second and third jobs to pay the bills. Politicians call for across-the-board raises. They all see raising teacher pay as a matter of simple fairness, as well as a way to attract better teachers and improve educational outcomes. They are all misguided. The highly publicized "pay gap" that dominates news headlines is the product of a simplistic methodology that, when universally applied, suggests that nurses, firefighters, and other...
  • #RedforEd: Teachers Unions All In for Impeachment

    09/26/2019 6:09:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    The presidents of the two largest teachers unions in the country, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), are supporting the impeachment inquiry on President Trump, announced Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday.
  • Leftist teachers in San Fran instruct kids as young as 5 to chant, ‘Who do we hate? Donald Trump!’

    09/24/2019 7:26:02 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/24/19 | TNS Staff
    As Democrats and their Left-wing media hacks chastise conservatives for criticizing a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden who has clearly been used by them to spread the hoax, they are all silent on the exploitation of kids as young as five in San Francisco who are being taught to hate our president.
  • Local teachers spend hundreds of dollars out of pocket on classroom supplies

    09/17/2019 4:42:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Kevin Clark
    These purchases add up. That’s why KXAN investigators surveyed nearly 50 elementary, middle and high school teachers in Central Texas to learn how much they spent or plan to spend out of their own pockets on classroom supplies this year. More than a quarter (29%) said they spent or plan to spend between $100.00 and $250.00. 42% spent between $250.00 and $500.00. Another 29% said they spent more than $500.00 on classroom supplies. Jones is in her second year of teaching. She says in her first year, she spent around $2,000. This year she said she’ll spend less money, but...
  • Colorado Teachers Asked to Take ‘White Privilege’ Survey

    08/26/2019 3:14:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/26/2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Teachers at Cherry Creek School District in Colorado were asked to take a “white privilege” survey to make sure that they “reflect on their own racial identity and to think about how their experience in the world shapes their identity.” A school district in Colorado asked its teachers to take a “white privilege” survey, according to a report by PJ Media. The worksheet asked teachers a bizarre series of questions that have nothing to do with race, such as, for example, “Because of my race and/or color… If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of hassle-free...
  • The Truth-Teller

    08/21/2019 2:21:13 PM PDT · by workerbee · 4 replies
    People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, and philanthropists have hailed and implemented. She doesn’t spare people’s feelings and she won’t relax her standards. Stotsky’s new book, The Roots of Low Achievement: Where to Begin Altering Them, is certain to arouse education establishment ire. For example: Starting in the 1970s and continuing here and there today, self-esteem has been identified as a key to academic improvement, especially for poor and minority students. Stotsky’s judgment is, “Not only...
  • Cuomo signs bill banning teachers from bringing guns to school

    08/01/2019 3:49:56 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/1/2019 | Julio Rosas
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday that bans teachers from being armed while they are on school property.
  • Viva Maduro! The Chicago Teachers Union’s Solidarity Trip To Venezuela

    07/30/2019 6:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | July 28, 2019 | Mark Glennon
    Surely this must be a parody, I thought when I first saw a story on it. A reader here sent me a link to something called FightBack!News. But I read it twice and plenty of other sources confirm it: The Chicago Teachers union has a delegation in Venezuela to show their solidarity with Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. Their goals are “to learn what they could from Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, exchange views on effective education and to show solidarity with the students, teachers and social movements of Venezuela,” says the story.
  • Why Are Third-Graders Afraid of Donald Trump? (FLASHBACK)

    07/28/2019 5:53:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | Emily Richmond
    * Remember when teachers warned us Trump was scaring school children? Although he’s almost a decade shy of the voting age, Micah St. George has a message he’s anxious to deliver to the Republican National Committee: Please don’t nominate Donald Trump for president. A soon-to-be fourth grader in Newton, Massachusetts, Micah is the co-founder of Kids Against Trump, a group that started with a paper petition passed around the playground at Angier Elementary, a K-6 school in a bucolic suburb just west of Boston. The idea for the petition started in February after some of Trump’s speeches. The candidate’s words...
  • We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are 5 Lessons for Every Parent.

    07/09/2019 3:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Kristen Allen
    Our defeat was all but inevitable, yet the transgender activists still showed up in matching shirts and waved multicolored flags. Their speakers outnumbered ours 4 to 1, but they still hissed and muttered ugly names at our side while we spoke. We had gathered for the Arlington County School Board’s meeting on June 18. For four months, the Arlington Parent Coalition had worked tirelessly to get our liberal school board and administrators to reconsider or delay the implementation of policies that would expand accommodations for transgender-identified students. Those policies were passed four years ago during the summer, when nobody was...
  • VANITY: National Education Association - Representative Assembly

    06/26/2019 3:03:53 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    June 26, 2019 | Anonymous
    A valid form of photo identification is required to be a participant at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly. Wanna bet this same group opposes voter identification laws as a form of "voter suppression."
  • Fort Worth ISD votes to fire teacher over anti-immigration tweets

    06/04/2019 8:21:39 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 82 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | 6/4/2019 | Fox News staff
    The Fort Worth ISD school board voted to fire a teacher accused of posting a controversial tweet about illegal immigration.
  • Bipartisan senators introduce bill to fix problem of teacher debt

    05/26/2019 4:03:45 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill Monday aiming to tackle the problem of teacher debt. The bill, the Consider Teachers Act of 2019, amends the TEACH grant program to resolve problems where some of those grants were inadvertently converted into loans that must be paid back with interest. "The TEACH grant is an important program to incentivize teachers to serve in neglected communities, but 12 years of poor government management has turned these grants into groans for thousands of teachers," Braun said in a statement."To show our appreciation for America's great teachers, let's get off...
  • Yoga teacher found alive after missing for 2 weeks in Hawaii forest

    05/25/2019 8:03:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2019 | By MARK OSBORNEandCHRIS FRANCESCANI
    A woman missing for over two weeks in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii, has miraculously been found alive, a family friend and rescuer confirmed to ABC News. Amanda Eller had been missing for 16 days when she was found in good condition at about 5 p.m. local time. "We found her in a stream bed, she was waving up at us while we were in the helicopter, and we got her out nice and safe," Chris Berquist, who was in the helicopter, told ABC News Radio late Friday. "She was not injured. She has a little bit of...
  • Sanders: If baseball players make millions, teachers deserve raise

    05/19/2019 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 128 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/19 | Arthur Weinstein
    If Bernie Sanders were an MLB general manager, he would probably be the type who chases bargain players rather than signing free agents to mega contracts. The presidential contender posted a video on his Twitter account Saturday showing him at a campaign stop talking about raising pay for school teachers. And he used baseball salaries to make his point. "If we are a nation that can provide contracts to baseball players for hundreds of millions of dollars, don't tell me we cannot pay teachers in this country the kinds of wages and salaries they deserve," Sanders said.
  • Charleston Attorney: Berkeley County Teacher, Aides Physically Abused Special Needs Students

    05/02/2019 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | MARCH 5, 2019 | WOWK 13 News
    Charleston Attorney: Berkeley County Teacher, Aides Physically Abused Special Needs Students
  • VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her”

    04/30/2019 10:49:19 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 39 replies
    https://thepatriotchronicles.com/ ^ | 4/29/19 | Daphne Moon
    VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her” [Video] Peter Vlaming, a Virginia French teacher, finds himself in the middle of a politically correct battle with the Virginia school system. Vlaming’s job was ripped out from under him after a split second decision to call a trans student ‘her’. The student was reportedly about to walk into a wall when the teacher instinctively said ‘stop her’. And so his ridiculous fight to keep his job began. That’s it… ‘stop her’, and a man’s livelihood is under fire. His religious beliefs- disregarded. According to Virginia Times, the high school in West...