U.S. Teachers Schools trump In the evening of February 1, Tina Adams peered out the window of her hotel room in Charleston, West Virginia. It had been snowing for hours, and the roads were freezing over. Earlier in the day, she had driven two hours north from coal country to set the stage for a protest at the state Capitol.Adams, a middle school teacher and mother of six, was furious. After 15 years at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School, in Brenton, she made about $47,000 a year—$12,000 less than the national average. Like many of her fellow teachers, she sometimes worked nights and weekends to boost her income; for extra pay, she offered private tutoring for students who had discipline problems or developmental disabilities.It wasn’t always enough, and Adams had begun thinking about selling her beloved Harley-Davidson Sportster to help her daughter buy a car. It was not the kind of life she envisioned when she launched her teaching career. And now, the … [Read more...] about ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’: Can Trump Country Withstand the Grassroots Teachers’ Movement Sweeping the Nation?
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Consolidate school districtsKudos to Stephen Williams for his letter to the Tulsa World regarding consolidating school districts (“Start fixing schools by consolidating districts,” Feb. 28). It is a no brainer!The state Legislature ought to demand/challenge the unions that for every dollar raised by re-districting, they will budget an equal amount for teachers.Our daughter is a teacher and so are many of our friends, and we support education and appropriate compensation. It not only retains teachers for our schools, it also attracts new business.The state of Oklahoma has over 500 school districts, which is totally unbelievable and wasteful. I notice when this paper or the teachers’ union compare average salaries of teachers, they never compare school districts.Shame on our representatives and the Tulsa World for not taking the union to task. I am for raising teacher salaries but not one dime until the districts are consolidated.Glenn L. Zumalt, SapulpaFocus on school … [Read more...] about Tuesday Letters to the Editor for March 6, 2018
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Do you want teachers packing heat in your kids' classrooms? In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, Trump and his fellow Republicans are pushing a foolhardy idea to arm teachers. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 14 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Published 6:12 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018 | Updated 6:21 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Mike Thompson's cartoon gallery Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette gets a visitor. Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press … [Read more...] about Do you want teachers packing heat in your kids’ classrooms?
It may still feel like winter outside, but it’s time to start planning for summer. Midlands parents have a host of options for their kids while school is out – and not all of those options are finalized yet. Many of these camps have an extended day component in case you need child care for the rest of the work day. Don’t see your camp? Add it at thestate.com/camp. We’ll update this list weekly with new additions. ACADEMIC DAY CAMPS FOREIGN LANGUAGE DAY CAMPS Spanish Camp (adult): Come learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will increase their vocabulary, improve their listening skills in Spanish, and improve their ability to have a conversation in Spanish. For adults. 1-4 p.m. June 25-29 at the Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane. $150. www.hammondschool.org/page/summer-programs/welcome; 803-726-6413. Spanish Camp (elementary): Learn Spanish through songs, stories, and varied activities. Students at all levels will … [Read more...] about Planning for summer camp yet? Here are a few Midlands options
A Collier County public school music teacher who was caught viewing adult content online while he was teaching was suspended without pay for three days and then reinstated in 2016, records show.Last month, the teacher, Samuel Chadwick, 29, of East Naples Middle School, was allowed to resign in lieu of being fired for contacting a minor over Facebook.According to documents from a CCPS investigation into the 2016 incident, students said they saw Chadwick on websites with the words “looking for a hot date” and “free online chat dating,” as well as viewing an image of a penis. The students said Chadwick would minimize his browser and pretend to scroll through Gradebook — CCPS's online intranet portal for teachers, students and parents — when they would approach his desk. More: 124 sex offenders live near Collier public and charter schoolsChadwick’s browser history revealed he visited multiple sex-geared chatrooms during the … [Read more...] about Teacher allowed to resign after Facebook contact with minor