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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.

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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.

“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.”

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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.

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.

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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?”

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

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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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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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