This teacher reportedly told a class she wanted to “kill all black people.” More
Tattoos can be a controversial topic. Some people see them as art and a way to express yourself or commemorate something. Others see them as a youthful mistake or bad judgment call. Still others see them as a reason to not give a person a job they are otherwise fully qualified for and I happen to think that is ridiculous. As long as the applicant is willing to cover their tattoos (if that is what a place of business requires) they should have just as much of a chance as their non-tattooed peers. That is not the case in an instance of clear discrimination involving a trainee teacher at a Catholic school. More
In one of my least favorite double standards of all time, we have a case of a male 16-year old high school student being involved in sexual activity with not one, but two female teachers at his school. I have already seen this story shared on Facebook with the typical pieces of filth cheering him on and saying how “lucky” he is but how would the tables turn if he were a female student in a three-way with male teachers? More
A 14-year-old special education student’s family is suing their school district after an incident in 2010 when a teacher’s aide convinced their daughter to act as bait for a fellow student who was known to be a sexual predator. This gangbusters idea went wrong, however, when the girl was then raped by this student in the school bathroom. So…mission accomplished, I guess. More
I understand that if it happened for real, they would have no warning but it seems like a lot could go wrong if the employees are not warned in advance. It is especially upsetting in schools where they don’t always warn teachers of active shooter drills. More
There is a story going around the Internet today that is pretty shocking…if you only read the headline. According to questionable “news” sources such as The Daily Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald and Georgia News Day, women seeking education positions in San Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state, are being forced to undergo virginity tests to get hired! Holy rights violations, Batman! But hold your horses. The truth might not be much better, but women aren’t be hog tied and given the old V-card test against their will. More
Seven New York families will be filing suit tomorrow to end teacher tenure for New York State educators. The families, five of whom are from some of the most struggling neighborhoods in NYC, claim their kids were under-served due to teacher incompetence and are upset that there isn’t an easier way to remove teachers who aren’t performing. More
Standardized test scores are the stuff of nightmares for many parents, teachers and kids, but one school let their students know that while testing is important, it can’t tell you everything. More
And how exactly are these kids training to be grade-A, gold-plated tools? Just your usual 11-16 year old behavior, really: racism, sexism, posting videos of teachers online without their consent…you know, kid stuff More
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
There is a new expose from your pals at Fox News Houston this morning proving once and for all that kids are pretty much the worst. They did a search on You Tube about kids posting videos called ‘How To Get Your Teacher Fired’ which shows bratty monster kids of all ages explaining how they got their teachers fired. More
An academy in the UK county of Cornwall has banned teachers from using red ink. From now on there will be a new grading system using green and purple pens. Why? Because everyone knows red is the color of rage, anger, punishment and periods. I embellished with that last part.
I don’t know about you guys, but this is just sort of a teary reminder for me that all too often we just don’t know what someone is really like other than how we see them on a day to day basis. Well, the video explains it better than I ever could. More
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.