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Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union

Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union
Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas is breaking the law by not allowing teachers, parents, and community leaders to participate in the educational process as outlined in state statutes, according to a complaint filed by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) with the State Department of Education today.
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School Transforms After it Replaces Security Guards with Art Teachers

School Transforms After it Replaces Security Guards with Art Teachers
Despite calls by the NRA and others to place security guards in every school, Orchard Gardens, a K-8 school in the community of Roxbury, Massachusetts, decided to go the opposite way, shedding the hundreds of thousands of dollars it spent on security guards.
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America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals

America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals
Scandals involving cheating by teachers and schools to pump up ever-more-important student test scores swept the country in 2011. Here's an overview of some of the most shocking instances of teacher cheating, plus a few episodes that may have been overblown.
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K-12 Teachers Rate Their Lives Pretty Darn High - Right Under Physicians

K-12 Teachers Rate Their Lives Pretty Darn High - Right Under Physicians
According to a new Gallup research poll, teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians. They have an average Life Evaluation Index score of 68.8, besting workers in most other types of jobs, including managers and executives, nurses, and business owners.
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TX Education Rally Draws Crowd of 3,500 at State Capitol

TX Education Rally Draws Crowd of 3,500 at State Capitol
On Saturday afternoon, about 3,500 people (according to the Texas Tribune) from around the state marched up Congress Avenue for a rally in support of Texas’ children, its schools, its economy, and its future.
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In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'

In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'
Texas AFT, the Dallas ISD chief of police, and a spokeswoman for the Texas PTA argued that arming teachers and administrators with guns and expecting them to serve as adequate substitutes for trained officers is bad policy.
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NRA Cares More About Selling Guns to Teachers Than Protecting Their Safety

NRA Cares More About Selling Guns to Teachers Than Protecting Their Safety
In the weeks since the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, we’ve learned about what it will mean for America, if the NRA gets its wishes and school teachers, students and visitors to schools can carry concealed guns. We’ve learned how contemptuous of the rights of other citizens the gun nutters are.
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Guns Don't Kill People, People with Guns Do

There has been a lot of talk since the Newton massacre about arming teachers in the classroom. The NRA and Second Amendment advocates are strongly in support of the idea. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misrepresentation by some in the media that school children in Israel are filled with gun toting teachers. They are not.
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Romney Assails Teachers Union Contributions While Raking in Wall Street Cash

Mitt Romney went to NBC’s Education Nation Summit Tuesday to deliver his usual set of already-failed ideas on the subject: dump kids in giant classes to learn a curriculum entirely centered around standardized testing and taught by teachers paid according to said standardized test scores. But beyond his ideas about what should go on in the schools, he offered another classic for thee but not for me theory about how the political process should work:
“I don’t mean to be terribly partisan, but I kind of am,” he followed up, to laughs from the audience, before calling the donations from teachers’ unions to Democratic politicians an “extraordinary conflict of interest” because those politicians are then supposed to stand up to the unions and for students in negotiations.
Mitt Romney has gotten giant contributions from the financial sector and he’s running for president vowing to repeal Wall Street reform. Romney’s entire campaign is about his promise to govern on behalf of his biggest donors and assorted other rich people like himself.
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