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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.

High School Teacher Accused Of Kidnapping Students

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

A high school teacher in California is suspected of kidnapping three students and threatening them with a knife, ABC 7 reports. Police arrested Joh...

Bad Bills Hamper Teacher Effectiveness

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Educators are more than happy to take personal responsibility for their actions. What they aren't willing to do is take the fall for the failure of legislators and parents which is exactly what this legislation makes them do.

Teacher Shaves Student's Armpit In Class, Mom Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Weird News

A school in Victoria, Australia is in a bit of a scrape after a teacher shaved the armpit of a 14-year-old special education student in class. The ...

Teacher Says 'Higher Power' Told Him To Attack Kid With Skateboard

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.22.2014 | Weird News

An elementary school teacher in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who was caught on tape attacking skateboarders last June, says his bizarre actions...

P.E. Teacher Stole $950 From Student Lockers: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weird News

Hey coach! Get down and give me... my money back! Investigators say physical education teacher Rodney Barnes stole $950 from students in the boy's ...

Teacher Breaks Student's Arm While Arm Wrestling: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weird News

A teacher in Villa Park, California, is being sued after allegedly breaking a student's arm during an arm-wrestling contest. According to a lawsuit...