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Tennessee bill seeks to forbid talk of homosexuality in grade school

WASHINGTON – A Tennessee bill seeks to forbid teachers from speaking about homosexuality in public elementary and middle schools, according to the local WVLT-TV news station. The bill, HB 229 and SB 49, was introduced by Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Bill Dunn, both of Knoxville. They say…

UK teachers will be allowed to ‘discipline unruly pupils’

LONDON — Head teachers in England will be given wider powers to search pupils for alcohol, mobile phones and drugs, the government said on Wednesday, as it unveiled a raft of new measures aimed at restoring “discipline in the classroom.” Under current rules, school staff can only search pupils if…

Teacher escapes jail after dumbbell attack left pupil bloody and unconscious

‘Misbehaving’ 14-year-old boy was found unconscious in a pool of blood by paramedics And no one seems to be shouting, “Teacher, leave those kids alone.” A teacher who bludgeoned a troublesome pupil while shouting “die, die, die” was on Monday spared a prison sentence, as a judge called him a…

Republicans search schoolroom, remove pro-labor teaching materials

‘A Republican was here. What gives you the right to propagandize impressionable kids?’ Teachers at a middle school in Portland, Maine, are upset with attendees of a Republican convention who rifled through teachers’ materials in a classroom they were using and reportedly stole materials from the room, replacing it with…

Obama effigy hung at RI school with fired teachers

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — A teacher at a failing Rhode Island school where he and all his colleagues were fired hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama’s support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools. The teachers union on Thursday condemned…

Jon Stewart rips Obama’s use of teleprompters in middle school

“You set up the presidential podium and a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom?” That’s the exclamatory hypothetical question The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart posed to President Barack Obama after catching the president using two teleprompters when speaking to a middle school class. “Here’s what health care means to you,”…

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