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BG 176: The Place of the Erotic

Episode Description: We’re joined this week by Insight meditation teacher and engaged activist Christopher Titmuss. Our main topic of exploration is the place of sexuality, eros, and love in the practice of Dharma. Contained within...Show More Summary

Wednesday One-Liners Owned the “Math Is Hard” Barbie

Teacher: You had six, one of them quit, you now have four… Wait!–Brooklyn TechOverheard by: LizWoman to friends: It’s true! Crack babies just aren’t very good at math.–W Houston St.Overheard by: Emily T.Disgruntled woman on cell: We are not splitting this in half — I want 70-40!–Broadway & ExchangeEnthusiastic conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, the last […]

Cuomo's ethics reforms are sticking points in budget talks

5 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Gov. Cuomo’s push for ethics reform and tougher teacher evaluations remained sticking points during state budget negotiations.

What I bought – 25 March 2015

what the fuck is the sense of hiding under a desk and dying on our knees instead of rising up to cut off the teacher’s mindless head (Tommy Trantino, from Lock the Lock) 13 Coins #6 (of 6) by Simon Bisley (artist), Martin Brennan (writer), Ryan Brown (colorist), Michael B. Jackson (writer), David Withers (letterer), […]

This week in the war on workers: Holyoke, MA, students protest likely state schools takeover

Schools in the economically struggling city of Holyoke, MA, face a takeover by the state because of low standardized test scores. Students and teachers alike are fighting back, but the city's schools superintendent, Sergio Paez, continues...Show More Summary

This Math Teacher Is Also a Super Hot Male Model!

Meet Pietro Boselli – the super hot math teacher who is winning hearts all around the world right now. The teacher’s other profession was discovered by his University College London student Arief Azli, who posted the findings on his Facebook account. “That moment when you realized your maths lecturer is one of the top designer [...]

Teachers push for Los Angeles charter chain management to stay neutral in union drive

One of the big appeals of charter schools, for the hedge funders and politicians who support them, is that they're a way to break unions. But as charter schools become more entrenched, and their teachers see the problems that come with high turnover, low wages, and lack of due process protections, they're starting to unionize. Show More Summary

Judge Strikes Down Coercive Union Dues in Wisconsin

Another victory for right-to-work advocates in Wisconsin! As the Washington Free Beacon noted: “A judge in Wisconsin voided a teachers union contract that would have forced educators in the Kenosha Unified School District to pay dues as a condition of employment.”

BG 177: Working with Sexual Energy

Episode Description: We’re joined again by British meditation teacher, Christopher Titmuss, to continue our exploration into the powerful, and often challenging, realm of human sexuality. Christopher shares a couple of stories of monks...Show More Summary

Six Months After Student Massacre in Mexico, Global Outrage Fades, But Political Crisis Intensifies

MEXICO CITY - On Thursday afternoon, thousands gathered around the Angel of Independence on the main avenue of Mexico City to protest the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. Some protestors carried signs demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Show More Summary

LA Charter School Teachers Trying To Unionize

Charter school teachers in Los Angeles are trying to unionize within one of the largest charter school chains -- Alliance College-Ready schools. After being told by charter school managers that they would remain neutral, the opposite...Show More Summary

Tenure Is Not the Problem

On Tuesday, a California court struck down state teacher tenure and seniority protections as a violation of the rights of poor and minority students to an equal education. The decision, which will make it easier to fire bad teachers, who are disproportionately found in high-poverty schools, is being hailed as a great triumph for civil rights. Show More Summary

WATCH: Woman Teaches Cats Sign Language

We already knew cats were the best but a woman in Connecticut has turned hers into even more awesome creatures than usual. Kim Silva, a retired sign language teacher, taught Read More The post WATCH: Woman Teaches Cats Sign Language appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Female Teachers At Pittsburgh Grade School Try To Ban Disabled Child From Using Faculty Bathroom

Female teachers at a Pennsylvania elementary school attempted to ban a 10-year-old disabled girl from using their faculty bathroom. They went as far as to file a grievance with the district’s school board. The grievance, however, was unanimously rejected by the Steel Valley School Board without discussion. Show More Summary

Connect Four To Solve Education

Administrators, teachers, parents, and kids The post Connect Four To Solve Education appeared first on The Good Men Project.

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, "accountability" and Common Core is right on. Here's how we empower teachers and kids

Gary Burton: A Lifetime of Collaborations

16 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in April 1999. Vibraphonist, composer and teacher, Gary Burton was among the first modern jazz musicians to come out of the fertile American Midwestern musical ground from which m: Pat Metheny and others later grew. Born in Anderson, In...

Catholic School Teacher Punished for Promoting Catholic Teaching on Human Sexuality? Radio Ad Blasts NJ Bishop for Siding With 'Hollywood Liberals' Who 'Mock' Church Teachings

A radio ad campaign has been launched criticizing Catholic officials in New Jersey for suspending and possibly terminating a tenured Catholic school religion teacher who posted on Facebook about how gay activists want to "reengineer" western civilizations into "a slow extinction."

Higher Calling 

So far this month in education news, a California court has decimated rigid job protections for teachers, and Oklahoma’s governor has abolished the most rigorous learning standards that state has ever had. Back and forth we go in America’s...Show More Summary

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