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Teacher Binds Girls' Hands and Feet to Teach About Slavery

I'm all for a hands-on teaching experience. I think kids can get so much more from touching, experimenting, and doing than they can from books and lectures. But when a hands-on moment humiliates a child, it's taking things way too far. A seventh-g...

Should Parents be Required to Volunteer at School?

One of the benefits of working from home is having a flexible schedule. Not only does this allow me to take care of my personal business during business hours, it gives me the opportunity to volunteer at Ellie's school on a regular basis. This, along...

Student Sues After Forced Haircut

From the Angry Teachers Drunk With Power files, we bring you the story of a boy, his rather long bangs and a pair of scissors. According to 11-year-old Alexander Allen Brown, his teacher at Hidden Valley Middle School in Roanoke, Virginia had a pr...

Snitching on students

As a teacher, here in the U.S., my wife is required to report suspected cases of child abuse or endangerment. If she sees or hears something that indicates there could be a problem, she is obligated to contact child protective services. I'm okay with...

No Child Left Behind -- what's the problem?

A lot of people -- mostly politicians, it seems -- have praised the No Child Left Behind initiative to no end. Best thing since sliced bread, it seems. But a lot of people -- especially teachers -- have voiced plenty of criticism, If you're not quite...

Teacher texts, talks to teen

(Click the photo for the Top 10 Crazy Teacher Meltdowns) No parent would want to have to deal with a situation like this. Your teenage daughter is acting a little odd (more so, even, than one would expect of a teenager) so you decide to check thi...

Teacher sued for calling teen "ugly"

A teenage girl is suing her teacher for calling her ugly. According to reports, the freshman was called ugly by her teacher and kicked in the rear end by her choir teacher . The alleged altercation took place in front of Jade Ray's classmates. Ray...

Teacher fired for branding students with cross

It isn't uncommon these days to hear stories about teachers behaving badly in the classroom. I am a big believer in consequences and I am often left mind-boggled when these rogue teachers suffer none. Fortunately, this isn't one of those stories. Oh,...

Teacher accused of being a wizard

One of my favorite teachers back in high school was Mr. Dorchester. He was a little quirky and absentminded, but he made studying history fun. He was a new-agey kind of guy who often drifted off subject with incredible tales of his own travels and ex...

Teacher claims to be impaired by baldness

An former art teacher in Scotland with a less-than-full head of hair claims his 'condition' led to taunts and bullying by his students. The kids called him 'baldy' and this, he says, made it impossible for him to do his job. He says his lack of hair ...

The Governator likes homeschooling

"Every California child deserves a quality education, and parents should have the right to decide what's best for their children," said California's Governor Schwarzenegger in response to the state appeals court ruling that significantly limited home...

California requires a credentialed teacher -- for homeschoolers

I strongly believe that parents need to be involved in their children's education. Without committed, supportive parents, a child faces a much difficult time getting through school. That said, I also feel that general education -- reading, writing, a...

Teaching non-violence through bugs

In Ellie's classroom, students are each assigned special tasks each week. One week Ellie might be responsible for helping clean the classroom, another week she might be Line Leader. The pinnacle of classroom jobs is the teacher assistant position, wh...

Georgia school district goes to single-sex classrooms

Greene County, Georgia is a small, working class community with a big problem. Teen pregnancies, soaring dropout rates and poor test scores have frustrated school administrators for years and they are now fighting back with desperate measures. Unless...

Unmarried and pregnant teacher gets fired

When Emily Prigge signed on to teach at St. Felix school in Wabasha, Minnesota, she signed a Catholic Christian Witness Statement. In it, she agreed to set an example as a good Christian for her fifth grade students. When the unmarried 23-year-old in...

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