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#21 Rogerdodger

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

“Big Sausage Pizza” :blush:

Middle school teacher placed on leave after students discover her porn vids online...
A California middle school teacher has been placed on leave after administrators learned from students that the educator appears in porn videos available online.
Stacie Halas, a 31-year-old science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, was removed from the classroom Monday, three days after pupils reported spotting her in a series of X-rated clips.
“Maybe it's not a crime as far as the penal code is concerned, but we feel it's a crime as far as moral turpitude is concerned,” said Jeff Chancer, superintendent of the Oxnard school district.
Halas can be seen in some of the videos engaging in a wide variety of sexual activity with a partner portraying a delivery man for “Big Sausage Pizza.”

I guess she was cramming for finals?

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 08 March 2012 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

Louisiana Teachers Cancel Class to Protest Education Reform Bill...

The reforms include moving toward a voucher program, eliminating teacher tenure programs, and changes in teachers' pay.

And so, in response to these reforms even being considered, "at least three school districts are canceling classes and telling children to stay home to allow school employees the chance to lobby the legislature," according to Aaron Baer, the governor's deputy communications director.
"The reality is that action is [education reform is] needed now," Baer says in an email. "44 percent of Louisiana’s public schools received a grade or D or F last year. Louisiana’s 4th and 8th graders ranked among the bottom in English and Math when compared to other states. In 2010 there were 230,000 students in Louisiana below grade level – one third of all students in public school."

GOOD JOB TEACHER UNIONS!

Edited by Rogerdodger, 13 March 2012 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Ex-teacher charged with asking students to commit burglary
SAPULPA - A former teacher at a Sapulpa alternative school was arrested this week on accusations of that she tried to convince eight students to burglarize her ex-husband’s home.
Kristy Lynn Marone, 40, of Claremore was charged Monday in Creek County with eight counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors, records show. She was arrested Tuesday, Rogers County records show.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 15 March 2012 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

FBI now involved in investigation into TPS Athletic Department
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The FBI and federal prosecutors are now involved in the investigation into possible embezzlement and misappropriation of funds in the Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Department.
The latest twist in a months' long investigation by TPS Campus Police Department officers comes amid the discovery of "activities that could potentially be a violation of federal law," according to Superintendent Keith Ballard.
"As a result, discussions were initiated between TPS, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma and the Tulsa office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Based on these discussions TPS has agreed to move forward in this investigation in concert with federal authorities," Ballard said in a written statement to the Tulsa World. "Frankly, I am quite pleased that TPS will be able to benefit from the additional resources the U.S. attorney and the FBI bring to the investigation."
The campus police investigation began last summer with a report of possible computer hacking into the personal emails of an Athletic Department secretary.
To date, no charges have been filed in the investigation and no suspects have been named, but Ballard has said it "involves multiple individuals."
In his statement Thursday, he also reiterated his commitment to seeing the complex investigation through, although no time frame for its completion was given.
"We take our role as stewards of our district's financial resources very seriously," Ballard said. "We will continue to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct and criminal behavior that is brought to our attention. Our integrity - and the example we set for students - demands nothing less from us."
He asked for the public's patience and understanding "as we work through the processes necessary to complete this inquiry. TPS greatly appreciates the assistance of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, so we can keep our attention squarely focused where it needs to be - on the educational needs of our students."
In July 2011, campus police filed a report stating that Athletic Director Stephanie Spring and Assistant Athletic Directors Latricia Pruitt and Jon Wheeler had disclosed to a school attorney that they accessed the personal emails of Spring's secretary "using a password they had located within" her vacated office.
The disclosure was said to have occurred during preparation for a due-process hearing for Cheryl Murphy, the secretary whose termination was being sought.
In November, Spring, Wheeler and Pruitt were all suspended, and Spring and Wheeler ultimately resigned. Pruitt and Murphy were reinstated, but Murphy was later fired for failing to report to work.
In mid-December, East Central High School's athletic director and football coach, Travis Hill, was suspended and subsequently resigned, but officials would not say whether that situation was related.
Coaches from throughout the district were summoned in January to the Education Service Center for an ethics training session that included an explanation of embezzlement and references to the ongoing scandal. According to an audio recording from the meeting, Campus Police Chief Gary Rudick urged coaches to report any possible violations to "minimize consequences and maximize opportunities to survive it."
In February, Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris told the Tulsa World that once the school district submitted its findings to his office, he would ask for an independent review of the case by the Tulsa Police Department.
TPS Campus Police officials responded by insisting that their officers were qualified and experienced in such investigations.
On Thursday, Tulsa Public Schools spokesman Chris Payne said the district "never formally presented" its investigation to the Tulsa County the's Office.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 16 March 2012 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

This looks like an "Erin judgement"!

Sand Springs teacher arrested on rape complaint
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The report states that Erin Kathleen Queen, 27, is a teacher in Sand Springs. Portions of the arrest report were redacted, but the relationship between the two was not clear in the report.
She allegedly met the 17-year-old Friday at Candlewood Suites. The arrest report states that she was arrested early Saturday morning.
Oklahoma statutes define the age range of what is considered to be rape as anyone under 16 or "where the victim is at least 16 years of age and is less than 18 years of age and is a student…and engages in sexual intercourse with a person who is 18 years of age or older and is an employee of the same school system."

Edited by Rogerdodger, 17 March 2012 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

LA Schools May Lower Graduation Standards To Curb Dropouts...
To help students meet the tougher new standards, the district is proposing to shrink the graduation requirement from 230 to 170 units and making electives optional, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. This would allow students to repeat classes or get tutoring during the school day.
If approved, this new curriculum would be implemented this fall.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 April 2012 - 10:32 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

NJ Father Records Teachers Bullying His Autistic Child...

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A New Jersey father says he was so desperate to save his autistic son from he calls the bullying of teachers that he sent him to school with a hidden tape recorder.
He took the audio to the Cherry Hill School District, where officials fired one of the teachers involved after hearing the tape.

Chaifetz also made a YouTube video and Facebook page exposing the outrageous behavior. He says school districts should weed out teachers who shouldn't be in a classroom.

"I really hope this starts a conversation, and I hope people out there who are, who do have the power, can take a breath and say, 'If this can happen here, then it can happen in every state in every town.' And as long as we keep this quiet, it will continue to happen," Chaifetz said.

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 24 April 2012 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

Underemployment is good for college grads

The law of supply and demand trumps a sheepskin. Always has. Always will. I am 58 years old and no one has ever asked what my GPA is. People come to this blog and they donít know whether I have a PhD or an eighth-grade education.
They judge me on what I have to say and how I say it.

Underemployment rocks because it knocks out that sense of entitlement. People also learn what real work is.

http://blogs.dailyma.../archives/54533

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#29 Rogerdodger

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

78% of CA 8th graders fail national science test...

No doubt that MORE MONEY is the answer.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 10 May 2012 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

Half of Florida high school students fail reading test...
Results this year from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test showed 52 percent of freshman students and 50 percent of sophomores scored at their grade levels.
Florida kids flunked the writing test, too. The low scores were blamed on new scoring standards that included grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

No doubt that MORE MONEY is the answer.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 May 2012 - 11:26 PM.