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  • Middle school PE teacher arrested for sex with student

    08/16/2017 11:39:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fox News
    A former middle school gym teacher was arrested Monday for a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, was sexually involved with the student in 2013, the agency said in a news release. Reece was arrested after the Union County Sheriff’s Office received information on the alleged relationship, and asked the GBI to assist with the investigation. “The student was moving from the 8th grade into the 9th grade during this time,” the news release stated. “As a result of the investigation, Reece has been arrested for child...
  • CA Teachers Union Official Admits to Hitting Students, Covering Up For Other Abusive Teachers

    03/21/2017 4:19:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Katy Grimes
    News reports of the Project Veritas teachers union investigations appear to be more upset with the undercover investigation than the teachers and union reps covering up child abuse A teachers union video released this week by Project Veritas shows a California teachers union covering up for abusive teachers. In the video, a San Francisco teachers union official admits he has hit students before, but “made it look like an accident.”
  • Project Veritas - James O'Keefe - Teacher's Unions Continued

    03/21/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by johnk · 2 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 3/21/17 | James O'Keefe
    CA Teachers Union Official Admits That He Has Hit Students Before, But “Made It Look Like an Accident” Published on Mar 21, 2017 This video by James O'Keefe exposes a San Francisco teachers union official admitting that he hit a student. Antonio Mankini of San Francisco United Educators was caught on hidden-camera telling a journalist about his experience with hitting students. Two Project Veritas journalists went undercover–one posed as a friend of a teacher who hit a student, and the second posed as the teacher himself. When the teacher expressed guilt, Mankini told him not to worry because there was...
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • Teachers union president backs Ellison for DNC chair

    02/17/2017 12:26:10 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Thje Hill ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lydia Wheeler
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Friday picked up the backing of the head of the nation’s largest teachers union in his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. In a statement announcing her personal endorsement, National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García said she knows Ellison will be a unifying force for Democrats. “Keith’s emphasis and well-documented commitment to party building and grassroots organizing in every community is exactly what we need as the nation finds itself at a crossroad under the divisive Trump administration,” she said. Eskelsen García’s endorsement comes just hours after the Service Employees International Union called...
  • GOP Senators opposing Betsy DeVos are well funded by teachers unions

    02/02/2017 8:13:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday, Ed Morrissey gave an excellent review of the tenuous position Betsy DeVos is in when we come to a vote on her confirmation as the next head of the Department of Education. What might have been another close, but doable vote in the Senate has been placed in jeopardy by the decision of Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to vote against DeVos, leaving us with the possibility that Vice President Mike Pence might have to break the tie. (This, I believe, would be a first in American history for cabinet appointments.)So how did these two arrive at...
  • GOP Defectors Have Received Thousands From Teachers Union [Murkowski, Collins]

    02/01/2017 5:24:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/17 | Bill McMorris
    The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation's largest teachers union.Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine) have each benefited from contributions from the National Education Association. Collins received $2,000 from the union in 2002 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Murkowski, meanwhile, has received $23,500.The NEA represents 3 million members, making it the wealthiest and most influential union in the country. The NEA, along with other labor groups like the American Federation of Teachers, has waged a fierce campaign against...
  • Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week

    01/13/2017 8:51:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 6:19 PM EST | Kristen DeGroot
    A teachers’ organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement’s 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online, organizers said Friday. “The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it’s important to affirm the lives of...
  • Just Got Polled On Upcoming School Board Elections (LAUSD VERY Scared Of Trump)

    11/21/2016 10:28:51 PM PST · by Sontagged · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/21/16 | Vanity
    Got a phone survey yesterday. Mostly asked questions about the language that will probably be on the upcoming election ballot to describe each candidate, emphasis on Los Angeles Unified School Board candidates. The person apologized for the call for an election that is five months in the future. Asked probing questions, without asking me outright, as to whether or not I was a dem or gop. "How would you rate President Obama's job performance?" and then, "How would you say Donald Trump will perform as President?" But the zinger, was the buried Trump note, within a series of questions about...
  • New audio: Ted Strickland jokes that Scalia's death came 'at a good time' ( Ohio )

    11/05/2016 7:31:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Al Weaver
    Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joked about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came "at a good time" for union workers since he was unable to cast the deciding vote in a March case that ended up in a 4-4 deadlock. ... Strickland made the remarks in Cleveland, telling AFL-CIO members that Scalia's death "saved labor" from a terrible decision in the case, which could have dealt a blow to the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from those who decide against joining the union and pay for collective bargaining activities. ... the...
  • To Win Hearts and Minds, Don’t Go On Strike

    08/27/2016 6:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Butcher
    This back-to-school season, one group claims they have been studying all summer in preparation. The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, says in its 2016-18 Strategic Plan and Budget that they have a new long-term strategy: The union wants “to win the race to capture the hearts and minds of parents, communities, and educators” to their various causes. So far, the union’s methods are puzzling.Just as students head to the classroom, unions threatened to strike in Chicago, Cleveland, Washington State, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, to name a few. The details of the potential stoppages are remarkable:       Chicago’s union...
  • Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows

    04/27/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/27/16 | L Brody
    Only 37% of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier, according to test scores released Wednesday.
  • With help of lawmakers, Illinois public schools now $20 billion in debt

    04/16/2016 3:33:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-16 - 2016 | Diane Rado
    Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts exemptions so they can keep borrowing beyond limits set by law. Today, that debt exceeds long-term school borrowing in most other states. It equates to about $10,000 for every Pre-K to 12th-grade public school student in Illinois... All the borrowing is a drain on taxpayers who have to repay the debt, as well as school budgets that must steer billions of dollars annually to principal and interest payments — money that could be...
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road district’s duties...
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • Teachers unions back bill allowing adult males to shower with young girls in Massachusetts

    03/15/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A bill that would allow adult biological males to shower or change alongside young girls has earned the endorsement of two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts. State legislators are considering a bill that would specifically open all public restrooms, shower facilities, and locker rooms to transgender people. "An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Non-Discrimination" (H.B. 1577) would add "gender identity" to the state's protected classes able to access all public facilities, such as private changing areas. Lawmakers specifically exempted "lawfully sex-segregated facilities" when it passed a 2011 ordinance granting transgender people protected legal...
  • 11 things you need to know about Chicago teacher pensions

    03/05/2016 7:23:14 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ted Dabrowski
    Pension holidays, steep increases in teachers' salaries, and lopsided ratios of teacher contributions to pension payouts have caused the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund’s unfunded liabilities to shoot up to $9 billion in 2015. The Chicago Teachers Union, or CTU, has threatened to strike as early as April 1 over the issue of teacher pension “pickups,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Negotiations over a new contract to replace the 2012 contract that expired in June 2015 stalled after CTU rejected the most recent offer from Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, in February. In exchange for pay increases and a moratorium on...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • TRANSPARENCY TESTED: Jeffco Recall Effort Violated Campaign Finance Laws ( Colorado )

    12/18/2015 8:17:08 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 18, 2015
    The backers of the Jeffco recall effort (read: Teachers Union) campaigned on the lie that the Jeffco School Board was lacking in transparency. That is why yesterday's ruling that Jeffco United, the nonprofit engaged in the recall effort, violated campaign finance laws is so, so delicious. The organization made a $90,000 donation to the recall effort without disclosing its donors. According to an administrative law judge, that is verboten. Its punishment is not so simple. The organization must pay $1,000, register as a political committee, and (here is the delightful part) disclose its donors. While nonprofits are not typically required...
  • Falling Test Scores Showcase Public Schools' Failure To Educate

    10/29/2015 3:33:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/28/2015 | Staff
    Education: For the first time in many years, national math and reading test scores have dropped for elementary-school kids. Who's to blame? The better question is, who isn't?