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July 11, 2013

Why the Fascination With 'Bad Teachers'?

Reflecting on the whole "bad teacher" genre as represented by movies and books like Tampa, Dana Goldstein wonders about the American public's ongoing fascination with stories about "despicable, or at least morally compromised" teachers.

May 28, 2013

Prep School Apologizes to Student Victims of Sexual Abuse

The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.

April 17, 2013

Teacher Tells Students to Take Nazi Viewpoint

Here's the latest in homework-assignment mishaps: A 10th grade English teacher in Albany, N.Y., asked her students to write an essay from the point of view of a Nazi and to argue that "Jews are evil," according to The New York Times.

February 22, 2013

Teachers' Field-Trip Prank Sparks Anger

Some teachers at a school in Windsor, Ontario, are facing a backlash after they duped students into thinking they were going on class trip to Disney World in Florida.

August 24, 2012

Congressional Candidate's Teaching Background Raises Questions

The Associated Press reported this week that a former teacher who is now running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat in Michigan was issued a written reprimand this past June by his school for "intimidating and threatening students by grabbing their desks, yelling in their faces and slamming his fists on their desks."

May 29, 2012

N.Y.C. Seeks Changes in Disciplining Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed new legislation that would give local school districts or the chancellor—as opposed to hearing officers—the final say on whether a teacher accused of sexual misconduct is fired, according to a press release. Under the current law, outside he...

May 03, 2012

NYC Teachers: No More Friending Students

Public school teachers in New York City may not contact students through personal pages on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to the Education Department's first set of social media policy guidelines released on Tuesday.

April 25, 2012

Teachers Shouldn't Be Pick-y

Could a teacher's bad habit compromise his classroom management? Emily Yoffe of Slate's Ask Prudence thinks so—and she has a nose for these sorts of things ...

April 17, 2012

Wounding Words From Teachers

Dan Brown, a Washington-based teacher who contributes to our Teaching Ahead virtual roundtable at times, has a compelling discussion going on on his Teacher Leaders Network blog about the "5 Worst Things a Teacher Can Say to Students." According to Brown, the No. 1 "absolute worst and most frequent...

February 17, 2012

Cursing Teachers Risk Getting the Axe

Arizona state Senator Lori Klein recently introduced a bill that would punish K-12 teachers for their use of profanity in the classroom.

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