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Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich wants to require factory internships for teachers to promote jobs for students

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Ohio teachers could be required to serve internships with local businesses to renew their licenses under a new budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich.

These “externships” — or, in other words, job shadowing — would require teachers to gain “on-site work experience” with a business or chamber of commerce as part of their continuing education requirement for license renewal, reported the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The internships were suggested late last year by the governor’s Executive Workforce Board in hopes of establishing better ties between schools and their local business communities.

The director of Kasich’s Office of Workforce Transformation said businesses often are unable to find qualified workers, and the externships are intended to show teachers what skills are needed in the job market.

Ryan Burgess, the officer’s director, said the experience would help teachers discuss careers with their students.

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“Our students think they have to move away to get a job because they just don’t know what jobs exist in their backyard,” Burgess said he’s heard teachers say. “If teachers know what kinds of jobs do exist in their local communities, perhaps they can communicate that to their students.”

The State Board of Education would outline the requirements — which could be as simple as an hour-long tour of a factory or as involved as serving an in-depth internship, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.

A local business or organization might offer to pay teachers for their time, the Enquirer reported, but that’s not how job shadowing typically works.

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The president of the state teachers union isn’t against the idea, in theory, but would prefer they enter state policy as recommendations or best practices instead of as requirements.

Melissa Cropper, head of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, which represents about 20,000 teachers, said some regions of the state might not have enough opportunities for educators to meet those requirements — which she said wouldn’t necessarily help all teachers.

“We’re suggesting a kindergarten teacher get an externship at a business,” Cropper said. “Is an externship really going to add to the quality of what you’re doing in the classroom?”

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The Ohio Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, opposes the proposed license requirement as “unnecessary.”

The budget provision was first spotted by the public education advocacy blog Join the Future, and individual teachers reacted strongly against the proposal.

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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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‘Offered up for abuse’: Jeffrey Epstein and Charlie Rose conferred about new assistants the PBS host could sexually harass

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Disgraced former PBS host Charlie Rose and accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly had conversations about women whom Rose should hire and whom he would then go on to sexually harass.

New York Magazine reporter Irin Carmon has a bombshell story about Epstein's call logs that show his regular interactions with multiple powerful men during a time when prosecutors say he was running a sex trafficking ring for underage girls.

Of particular interest are his calls with Rose, who was fired by PBS in 2017 after multiple women came forward to accuse him of being a serial sexual harasser.

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