University: Professor Was Fired for 'Abusive' Behavior, Not Swearing 

Louisiana State University is countering a tenured professor who says she was dismissed for using profanity in the classroom. In a statement sent to media outlets last night, LSU said Associate Professor Teresa Buchanan was let go for creating “a consistently hostile and abusive environment in the classroom.” » 7/02/15 9:30am Thursday 9:30am

Tenured LSU Professor Fired For Saying Naughty Words in Class

An associate professor with tenure at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge says she’s been fired for using profanity in class, including saying “fuck no” and referring to cowardly behavior as “being a pussy.” She was fired in June, accused of violating the school’s sexual harassment policy. Oh boy. If that’s… » 6/30/15 10:50am Tuesday 10:50am

Paul Nungesser's Lawyers Accuse Emma Sulkowicz of 'Anti-Male' Campaign

In April, Columbia University student Paul Nungesser filed suit against the school, claiming that the school had allowed “the gender-based harassment and defamation” of Nungesser by not stopping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz from publicly accusing him of sexual assault. In a new court filing, Nungesser’s attorney says… » 6/25/15 11:30am 6/25/15 11:30am

Oklahoma Will Now Require Schools to Teach Sexual Assault Prevention

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a new bill into law that requires school districts in the state to develop rape and sexual assault prevention curriculum. The Safe Schools Act was promoted by the feminist knitting circle turned activist group who publicized the way Norman High School dealt with a series of… » 6/11/15 10:50am 6/11/15 10:50am

Teacher Arrested For Encouraging Students to Sex In Classroom Closet

A Georgia teacher has been fired and arrested after it was reported that he was both permitting and facilitating sexual activity between his middle school students. He provided them with noise-cancellation (via ‘labtop’ [sic]) and other teachers’ schedules so they wouldn’t get caught. The only thing he didn’t supply… » 5/20/15 2:15pm 5/20/15 2:15pm

Bernie Sanders Will Introduce Bill to Make Public Colleges Tuition-Free

Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill this week that would make four-year public universities in the United States tuition-free. Much like his presidential campaign, it’s not going to go anywhere, and, much like his campaign, it’s going to prod Hillary Clinton to make affordable higher education a bigger part… » 5/19/15 12:45pm 5/19/15 12:45pm

Girls Outscore Boys on Math Tests, Unless Teachers See Their Names

Over at the New York Times' Upshot, there's a pretty interesting study that outlines just how much elementary school teachers' biases can influence girls' attitudes towards math and science. Some of findings aren't particularly surprising: girls from low-income homes are disproportionately affected and early… » 2/07/15 3:00pm 2/07/15 3:00pm

Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama to Do Diplomacy with Books, Not Guns

In a talk with Ronan Farrow, living inspiration and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed the many encounters she's had with world leaders, including President Barack Obama. "It's very important to reach those people and [tell] them that it is their responsibility to contribute to education and… » 10/22/14 6:15pm 10/22/14 6:15pm