​LA School District Insisted 14-Year-Old Consented To Sex With Teacher

The Los Angeles Unified School District has received sharp and righteous criticism after arguing that a 14-year-old consented to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher and should bear some of the responsibility of her own sexual abuse. The district has since parted ways with their heinous trial attorney, but it's… » 11/15/14 12:00pm 11/15/14 12:00pm

NYC Teachers Wear Shirts to Support Cops After Cop Murders Black Man

So hot right now: white people showing support for white cops who kill unarmed black people. The latest group to hop on this bandwagon is New York City public school teachers who, after expressly being told to refrain from wearing pro-cop shirts to the first days of school, are going to go ahead ahead and keep wearing… » 9/05/14 11:30am 9/05/14 11:30am

New Educational Standards Teach Kids That History Contained One Woman

New York State's Department of Education recently published the state's new, improved educational standards designed to guide the minds of The Next Generation into a great Sea Of Fact-Knowing so that they may Succeed in the World of Tomorrow (or, you know, in practical terms, the Shit They Will Be Tested On Before… » 3/24/14 1:50pm 3/24/14 1:50pm

The GZA Teaches High School Kids to Embrace Science

At New York's Park East High School, they're experimenting with new ways to teach students about science. How do you talk to kids? You rap to them! In this pilot program started by Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia University's Teachers College, ninth graders are learning about the reproductive system by writing rhymes and… » 3/31/13 10:30pm 3/31/13 10:30pm

Special-Ed Teacher Fired for Using School Gmail To Respond To…

A (super-ripped) P.S. 183 special-ed teacher named Matthew Maleski, who'd clocked in just over a year at the school, has been fired for responding to Craigslist hook-up ads from a Gmail account that he shared with another teacher, reports NYDN. The other teacher informed Principal Tara Napoleoni of Maleski's… » 3/09/13 3:00pm 3/09/13 3:00pm

America's Oldest Teacher Does It For the Kids

Agnes Zhelesnik started her teaching career when she was 82 years old. She just turned 99, and CNN reports that over the last 17 years, she's had a "huge impact" on her students' lives. Ms Zhelesnik — affectionately called "Granny" at school, teaches cooking, sewing and costume-making. Her daughter, a 69-year-old also » 1/17/13 6:40pm 1/17/13 6:40pm

Groundbreaking New Research Suggests That Teachers Sometimes Let…

New research (British research, so you know it's extra dignified and erudite) suggests that teachers are not the soulless, dispassionate grading androids we once believed them to be — sometimes, they let they can allow their "personal feelings" or "bias" about a particular student influence that student's grade. Maybe… » 1/06/13 2:00pm 1/06/13 2:00pm