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Teacher Smoked Pot With Students, Sent Them Nude Photos: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2015 | Crime

A high school teacher in Bullhead City, Arizona smoked marijuana with students, and sent nude photos and sexually explicit texts to one of them, polic...

Teacher Indicted On Charges She Had Sex With 6 Boys

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A female high school teacher accused of having sex with six male students is now facing a 40-count indictment in New Jersey. Es...

First Grade Teacher Charged After Letting Teens Drink In Home

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mom was charged with child endangerment and suspended from her job as a first-grade teacher after an under...

School Bus Driver Fired For Beer-Drinking Selfie

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.16.2015 | Weird News

A school bus driver in Princeton City, Ohio, has been canned after posting a selfie that looks as if she's drinking a bottle of beer on her bus. Th...

Kids Given 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Word Search Puzzles In Class

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weird News

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students...

Texas Elementary Students Forced To Undergo 'Poop Inspections'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.28.2015 | Weird News

When officials at an elementary school in Gustine, Texas, kept finding poop on the gym floor, they decided to get to the bottom of the matter. But ...

Teacher Assigns Class Essay Asking, 'How Would You Kill Me?' | Posted 01.16.2015 | Weird News

A middle shool teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, is under fire after assigning students an essay asking how they would kill her. Patricia Lor...

Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled School Sign

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.22.2014 | Weird News

When a New Jersey public school principal was reassigned last week, the writing was on the wall. Actually, it was on the school sign -- which was m...

Schoolteacher Left Kids Home All Night To Go Drinking And Get Tattoo: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weird News

A middle school teacher in Brooklyn is being accused of endangering her three children by leaving them home all night while she went out drinking and ...

Teacher Told Student To Unclog Toilet With Bare Hands

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weird News

OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teacher acknowledged ordering an 8-year-old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands, and the boy's p...

Los Angeles Schools Win Teacher Sex Suit By Blaming Girl

AP | BRIAN MELLEY | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district on Friday removed a lawyer who successfully defended it in a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he tol...

Teacher Takes Plea After Gun Discharges At School

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah schoolteacher whose gun accidentally went off in an elementary school bathroom agreed Wednesday to pay a fine and take ...

My Son's Teacher Is a Witch

Philip Kovacs | Posted 12.31.2014 | Education
Philip Kovacs

The mainstream media would have the American public believe that teachers are the problem with our public schools. That they are the witches conjuring up the destruction of America's competitive edge.

Ex-headmaster Accused Of Child Porn

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As he moved through the ranks of tony prep schools, Christopher Wheeler seemed right at home. An accomplished musician and c...

Prosecutor Seeks 10 Years For Teacher Rapist

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor will seek 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student after the Supreme Court rejec...

Preschool Teacher Bit 1-Year-Old Child: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime

A preschool teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, has been charged with assault and battery after allegedly biting a 1-year-old student. Theresa Brown, ...

Teen Claims Videos Prove Sexual Relations With Principal: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

An elementary school principal in Troy, Missouri, is behind bars after being charged with 10 counts of sexual contact with a teenager. Phillip Broc...

Teacher Cut Off Woman's Hair During Hug: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weird News

A teacher in Chesterfield County, Virginia, faces a misdemeanor assault charge after allegedly cutting off a woman's hair while the two were embracing...

La. Teacher Suspected Of Having Sex With Students

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

An English teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been fired from her job after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male st...

Teacher Disciplined For Tweeting She Wanted To Stab Students

AP | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weird News

NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitte...

Teacher Threatened To Fail Student For Ending Sexual Relationship: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.17.2014 | Crime

A high school English teacher in Connecticut was charged with sexual assault and selling marijuana stemming from an alleged relationship with one of h...

Married Teachers Sexually Abused Teen, Authorities Claim

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

Two high school softball coaches who are married to each other are accused of having illegal sexual contact with a 15-year-old student on at least two...

PE Teacher Suspended For Twerking With Students

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weird News

A physical education teacher in Florida has been suspended after allegedly giving students twerking lessons. Courtney Spruill, who teaches history ...

Ending Teacher Tenure Could Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.

Yes, Virginia, There Are Bad Teachers

Peter Greene | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

"So I guess you just deny that there are any bad teachers at all." This is a popular retort to various forms of "Your system for evaluating teachers is a lousy system." It is a dumb retort. It is dumb in the same way the following exchanges are dumb.