PA auditor general: School district’s no-bid contract resulted in overspending $4 MILLION on bus gasoline

By Victor Skinner on Friday, November 16th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General is calling schools out for millions in financial mismanagement and it’s forcing officials to come clean about how they’re using taxpayer funds. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently targeted two school districts for wasting millions of dollars in tax money that could have been spent on things that actually help students learn. […]

Detroit school board mulls renaming ‘Ben Carson High School’: ‘Synonymous with having Trump’s name in blackface’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Detroit school officials could rename Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine because residents near the midtown school reportedly “don’t support the (Trump) administration.” Detroit school board member LaMar Lemmons is pushing to rename the Carson school because he said some residents object to any association with President Donald Trump. The school is […]

Nashville school board spends $200,000 — to convince taxpayers it’s not wasting money!

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Nashville Metro School Board plans to hire two full-time auditors to convince taxpayers its spending their money wisely after learning the schools director exploited a loophole to circumvent board approval for large purchases. The metro school board requires approval for district contracts of more than $100,000, but WTVF recently exposed how schools director Shawn […]

Former TX school financial officer explains why he campaigned against his district’s tax hike

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Former Richardson Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Tony Harkleroad helped the district navigate funding cuts and secure hundreds of millions in bond money during his 16 years with the district. But in the 2018 midterms, Harkleroad planted a “Vote No” sign in his front yard in opposition to the school district’s proposed 13-cent tax […]

Parents angry after Planned Parenthood ‘consent’ sex ed video forced on students — without consent

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Uncategorized

A Planned Parenthood-produced sex education video shown during an English class at Sarasota, Florida’s Pine View School lectured students about the concept of consent. Now parents are offering a different lesson about consent to school officials, who never asked for permission to expose their kids to morally questionable material. Seniors in an English Literature course […]

IN union removes boss two days after election over money scheme allegations from June

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Rhondalyn Cornett, president of the Indianapolis Education Association, resigned two days after the midterm election over allegations of serious financial mismanagement dating back to June. The Indiana State Teachers Association announced Saturday that Cornett “complied with a demand that she resign effective Nov. 8” after an audit ordered by the statewide teachers union revealed “serious […]

Alabama voters approve constitutional amendment to put God back in schools

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Alabama voters decided to put God back in schools on November 6. An overwhelming 71.66 percent of voters approved Amendment 1 on Election Day to display the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The measure, which also spells out sacred religious liberties, will now be enshrined in the state’s constitution, according to the […]

Union glad candidate promoting higher pay for best teachers is defeated

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Some folks in California want “teachers paid like rock starts and baseball players,” but the union officials who represent educators aren’t interested. John Cox, the recently defeated Republican candidate for governor of California, was the latest to float the idea of basing teacher pay on how well their students perform, with those who inspire achievement […]

Superintendent accused of spending $78,000 in school money on Beats speakers, cell phones, lawn chemicals, pool supplies

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized

An Oklahoma schools superintendent is accused of spending more than $78,000 in taxpayer money on home furnishings, electronics and other personal items that were flagged during a recent audit. Tishomingo schools superintendent Kevin Duncan resigned last summer as his wife, a former cheer coach, faced charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. A short time […]

News investigation exposes phantom principals collecting six-figures in Baltimore schools

By Victor Skinner on Friday, November 9th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Baltimore parents and taxpayers are livid to learn problems with the school district’s payroll could be the latest in a long list of financial issues plaguing the perpetually cash-strapped system.  A long-time unidentified educator in the district alerted Fox 45 in 2017 to payroll discrepancies at Edmondson Westside High School, and the news station has […]

Illinois’ highest-paid superintendent fired after trying to collect $1.7 MILLION sick day payout

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Illinois’ highest paid superintendent was fired days before he was set to retire last month for allegedly fudging school records to score himself a $1.7 million going away present. Calumet City school board dismissed superintendent Troy Paraday in October after news reports about a massive taxpayer-funded payout he was set to collect upon retirement prompted […]

NY spends over $22,000 per student — as graduation rates, proficiency lag

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Uncategorized

New York spends 90 percent more than the national average per pupil to educate public school students, though newly re-elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledges “right now we have no idea where the money is going.” Average spending per pupil in New York topped $22,000 in 2016, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau […]

School superintendent accused of not reporting child abuse scores $230,000 payout

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized

A Connecticut superintendent accused of failing to report child abuse recently inked a separation agreement that will cost taxpayers more than $230,000, not including continued health insurance benefits. Montville superintendent Brian Levesque voluntarily resigned last month after he reached a deal with the school district that will pay him a year’s salary of $194,271 and […]

GoFundMe for TEACHER who attacked student on video tops $145,000

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized

UPDATE: Teacher Marson Riley’s GoFundMe page has now topped $145,000 and continues to climb.  Maywood Academy High School music teacher Marston Riley didn’t like the way one of his students was talking to him in class, so he decked the disrespectful troublemaker in the face, repeatedly. District officials won’t tell the media how they handled […]