Matt Drange’s high school journalism teacher was a cut-up who always had time to hang out with students. Especially teenage girls from troubled families. His beloved teacher repeatedly groomed students for sex, was reported and got away with it for years, reports Drange in Business Insider. Xitlalic Palacios, Rosemead High Class of ’22, told the El Monte school board that “the public is owed an explanation or an apology” for the failure to protect students from a predatory te
Rick Hess suggests 10 questions to ask your child’s teacher on Forbes. I like: What’s the one paper, project, or unit that I should really expect my student to come home excited about?What was the most serious disciplinary issue at school last year, and how was it addressed?How frequently should I expect to hear updates about how my child is doing?If I email with a question or concern, how quickly should I expect to hear back?What’s the most important thing I can do to help m
If a school lets students walk out, without penalty, to protest gun violence, is it obliged to allow walkouts for other issues? What about an anti-abortion protest? A California high school teacher raised the question in her social studies classes last week, sparking lively discussions. Yesterday, Julianne Benzel was put on paid administrative leave, she told CBS-13 in Sacramento. A district statement said there were “complaints from parents and students involving the teache
gets off on exploiting his authority, chemistry teacher Bill Powderly of Marshall, Minnesota explained to The Onion. “Claiming that his gruff classroom demeanor was often misunderstood,” Powderly said bullying adolescents is a thrill. “You don’t have to like me, but I conduct myself in this manner because [it makes me feel like an omnipotent god-king].” #humor #teacher
“The students in Miss Francinelee Hand’s 1961-62 third-grade class at Sabal Palm Elementary never forgot their teacher,” writes Kyra Gurney in the Miami Herald. Nearly 60 years later, they found her online — the unusual first name helped — and invited her to a reunion. In Miss Hand’s class, they learned to listen for the rooster crowing at dawn in French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Danse macabre,” four notes that sent the skeletons back to their graves. They watched “The R
Stephen L. Carter was a math-science nerd at Ithaca High, when his 10th-grade English teacher, Judith Dickey, taught him to read — read the hard stuff. I read voraciously, but my choices were filling my head with junk. My mind was agile but not disciplined; quick but not reflective; I was much better at snappy answers than thoughtful ones.
. . . she offered me a deal. She would read any three books I gave her if I would read any three books she gave me. Then we would get toge