A Florida middle school teacher claims that she did not approach one of her students with a ruler, in an attempt to measure her cleavage, calling it "boobage." But Joan Bannister nonetheless resigned, before her scheduled hearing Monday on the incident, reports the Orlando Sentinel. It sounds like another one... Read More »
Whether or not a teacher should always grant a child's request for a bathroom break is debatable. Some think students often say they need the toilet when, really, they just want to skip out of class, while urologists say nature's call shouldn't be ignored. The debate has taken on new urgency in San Diego after... Read More »
A few days after appealing his termination for showing a clip from the movie "Jackass Number Two" to students, a South Carolina high school teacher tendered his resignation, in part, he says, to protect the students that came out in droves to support him.
In the movie scene, a naked actor puts a sock puppet... Read More »
A Tennessee high school principal resigned on Thursday after telling gay students "you're going to hell" and a pregnant student "your life is over," according to student reports. The principal also allegedly demanded that students pray.
At Haywood County schools, "physical contact" is a minor infraction, but... Read More »
Los Angeles-area parents continue to be rocked by accusations that teachers in the city's school system have engaged students in sexual acts.
As the Los Angeles Times reports, a seventh L.A. school employee has been arrested, following an incident in which it's alleged he had sex with a 17-year-old female... Read More »
By Justin Pope
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb. Read More »
In Philip Roth's 2000 novel "The Human Stain," a classics professor, referring to two students who had never come to class, asks his seminar: "Do they exist or are they spooks?" The man eventually resigned over the remark; he didn't realize that the two students were black, and spooks was considered a racist... Read More »
By Robert Jablon
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles elementary school teacher bound and gagged nearly two dozen children, put cockroaches on some of their faces and posed in photos with them, possibly inside a classroom, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
The investigation began when a... Read More »
Teachers in England's Essex County have reportedly told students to "act less gay" to reduce acts of bullying, leading some groups to call the action "worrying."
Evidence presented to the Essex County Council by students suggests that some teachers told students to "wear their hair differently" or act "less... Read More »
Every law has the potential to create unintended consequences, but a Missouri teacher is claiming that new legislation in her state prevents her from interacting online with her own children.
The new statute, approved by state legislators this month, contains a provision that prohibits teachers from adding... Read More »