After an elementary school teacher in Maryland was recently charged with several counts of assault for choking, punching, kicking, and/or scratching eight of her first graders, Washington Post blogger Valerie Strauss recalls the failure of Congress to pass a bill to end corporal punishment in school...
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February 14, 2011
January 31, 2011
Two months after a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education told a national teacher's convention in Florida that he didn't know how to increase parent accountability, lawmakers in the Sunshine State introduced a bill that would require teachers to evaluate parents of early elementary school ch...
August 12, 2010
Tuesday's passage of the edujobs bill did not sit well with everyone, and has some blaming teacher salaries and benefits for the state of the economy.
August 10, 2010
President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden Tuesday morning, urging the House to pass the edujobs bill.
August 04, 2010
A bill that could spare as many as 140,000 teaching jobs is one step closer to passing in the Senate this week.