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Fight With Unions May Benefit Jeb Bush

A longstanding rift between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and teachers unions could be a boon to a potential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Over reliance on teachers

On some Buddhist chat rooms the beginner is told to first find a teacher, as if learning what Zen Buddhism is generally about is a great mystery. However, Buddhist and Zen scholars often do quite well without a teacher. Alan...

Open thread for night owls: How teachers defeated a draconian threat to them in Massachusetts

At Jacobin, Dan Clawson writes No More Backroom Deals. Clawson is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and is co-chair of the MTA’s education policy committee. An excerpt: To the casual observer, Massachusetts may seem like an unlikely place to open up a new front in the assault on teachers. Show More Summary

U of Memphis President David Rudd Sells Out Education Students and Faculty to Wall Street Hedge Funders

Rudd I'm imagining coming in to work tomorrow morning to find out the president of my university has cut a deal with some Wall Street investors to give space in our department to sell a corporate freak show packaged as a teacher education program. Show More Summary

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Teachers Mutual Bank are among the first banks to advise the ACT Government they will be providing a compassionate response to homeowners impacted by loose fill [...]

School Choice Now!: Gym Teacher Drags/Pushes Girl in Pool

8 hours agoNews : Reason

Here's a great argument for school choice from the bankrupt city of Stockton, California. Watch above as physical education teacher drags and pushes a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool. Some details via California's News 10 ABC: A...Show More Summary

Miami teacher dies after eight year battle with brain cancer

The cancer-stricken Miami teacher who wrote a touching memoir about visiting former students has died.

Awesome Teachers Use Sense Of Humor To Give Lasting Lessons [Photos]

Teachers are awesome, there’s no question about it and these examples show us that with a little sense of humor they can give lasting lessons, even when the outcome is not to the student’s favor. It’s a tough job, nobody disputes that, however, teachers are some of the most underrated people. Show More Summary

Huge settlement in sex abuse case has L.A. Unified rethinking reforms

Six years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District found itself at the center of a high-profile teacher sex abuse scandal.

LAUSD Agrees to Pay $139 Million to Settle Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The L.A. Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit involving a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School because, as one attorney observed, due to the “volcano of evidence” against the district...Show More Summary

HOW ARE WE GOING TO TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE IF THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SO SMALL? No Prison for Lesbian…

HOW ARE WE GOING TO TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE IF THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SO SMALL? No Prison for Lesbian Teacher, 24, Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Girl.

New Jersey teacher accused of having sex with 16-year-old

A New Jersey substitute science teacher is jailed after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student.

Teacher to Student: If You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, Drop My Class

What has happened to freedom of speech in this country? Students who oppose gay marriage are homophobic, according to an audio recording of a Marquette University instructor who went on

Woods Working With New Swing Teacher Como

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Tiger Woods, who plans to return to competition in less than two weeks after a three-month absence, said on Saturday that he is working with a new coach, Chris Como, on his swing.

Health update for Thich Nhat Hanh as of November 22

Photo by Velcrow Ripper.On Saturday, Novemeber 22, Plum Village issued a new update on the health of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently suffered a brain hemorrhage. It reads: “The doctors have expressed surprise at Thay’s resilience and stability over the last week, as the intensive treatment continues. Show More Summary

Woods to Work With Dallas-Based Teacher

yesterdaySports / Golf : On Par

Tiger Woods is getting some help for his swing as he prepares to return to competition.

We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore

MEXICO CITY -- Thursday, on the 104th anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution in which millions died, the traditional military parade in Mexico City was hastily cancelled to make way for tens of thousands of students, teachers, families,...Show More Summary

We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore

MEXICO CITY -- Thursday, on the 104th anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution in which millions died, the traditional military parade in Mexico City was hastily cancelled to make way for tens of thousands of students, teachers, families,...Show More Summary

Cali Teacher Charged with Child Abuse for Dragging Student on Pool Floor

A physical education teacher in Stockton, California, has been charged with a misdemeanor corporal injury to a child after attempting to force a 14-year-old student into a pool by dragging her. Read more...

The Best Teachers I Ever Had

Bill Quigley pays homage to teachers, and learns that not all of them are found in schools. The post The Best Teachers I Ever Had appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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