Topic: teachers

If Your Kid Whips Out Their Drugs In Class, You Will Hope The Teacher Acts Like Coach Mark Black Did

If Your Kid Whips Out Their Drugs In Class, You Will Hope The Teacher Acts Like Coach Mark Black Did

I know parents everywhere love their children and they think that their special snowflakes are never in the wrong, even when they are allegedly whipping out a baggie full of the weed (Yes, I meant to say THE WEED) in the middle of class to bashbrag (I also made this word up, and it means to show off your weed) to all of their little friends. Tempers are running HIGH (see what I did tharrrrr?) at Santa Monica High (That was unintentional) because longtime science teacher and wrestling coach Mark Black has been placed on leave pending an investigation. More »

Obviously Horrible State Representative Wants To Pass Abusive New Spanking Law

Obviously Horrible State Representative Wants To Pass Abusive New Spanking Law

State Representative Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, Kansas, wants to pass a new bill that would allow teachers, parents and caregivers the right to strike a child with ten strikes that could leave redness and bruising. The current law says that you can beat children, but not the point where it leaves a mark. The great news is, under the new law beating a child with belts, switches , or about the head or body with your fists would still be illegal.
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Special Education Teacher Who Championed Straights-Only Prom For Students Just Got Put On Leave

Special Education Teacher Who Championed Straights-Only Prom For Students Just Got Put On Leave

When it came out that Sullivan High School in Indiana was tossing around the idea of a “traditional prom” where queer students would not be admitted, one special education teacher put her face to the cause. Diana Medley tried to play the part of the compassionate bigot when telling the press that, of course, she cared about the gay kids who “come to me with their problems.” But she nevertheless described the kids as “offensive,” adding “I don’t understand it” and admitting that they have no purpose in life. Medley has since been placed on administrative leave for a “controversial comment.” But it also appears that the teacher’s safety has unfortunately been compromised.

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Grade Expectations: I Just Got Shamed For Being Stingy With My School Holiday Gifts

Grade Expectations: I Just Got Shamed For Being Stingy With My School Holiday Gifts

Yesterday, I walked into my daughter’s after-school care with holiday treats in hand. I was delivering cookies for teachers, assistants, and administrative staff, as well as books for my little girl to give her teachers. It’s always a good feeling, giving out cookies and presents. My holiday spirit was suddenly ruined though when I got some serious snark from a couple of employees who obviously felt that I wasn’t doing enough for the entire staff. More »

Grade Expectations: The Biggest Challenge Facing Public Schools Is A Lack Of Trust In Teachers

Grade Expectations: The Biggest Challenge Facing Public Schools Is A Lack Of Trust In Teachers

Parents and politicians alike spent plenty of time diagnosing the myriad of problems with public schools. We talk about the lack of funding, the crumbling facilities, and the difficult task of measuring effectiveness. I think all of those discussions are important. But as I was reading about a man who helped teachers cheat on their board exams, I couldn’t help but acknowledge that there’s an underlying problem wreaking havoc on schools. It’s the lack of trust that parents have in their children’s teachers. More »