COPS: NC mom arrested after dousing teacher with lighter fluid, threatening to burn down school

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham police arrested the mother of a local elementary student after the woman allegedly threw lighter fluid on the boy’s teacher and threatened to burn down the school. Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher Megan Jones recently scheduled a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who didn’t take kindly to accusations about […]


CA unions demand pay raises despite skyrocketing teacher pension costs

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

FOLSOM, Calif. – School districts across California are warning employees of a looming “uncertain economic period” brought on in large part by skyrocketing teacher pension payments in coming years. Legislation enacted in 2014 forces California schools to increase contributions to the California State Teachers Retirement System and the California Public Employment Retirement System on July […]


Thousands of educators flock to ‘White Privilege Conference’ in Kansas City

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – About 2,000 educators, social justice warriors and other activists will descend on Kansas City this weekend for the 18th annual National White Privilege Conference, a three-day discussion about how “white supremacy” ruins the world. This year’s conference is titled “Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action. Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating […]


IL school cancels mandatory ‘white privilege’ lessons after 800 parents protest at board meeting

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WINNETKA, Ill. – An affluent Chicago area school is dumping its mandatory “white privilege” day for students after hundreds of parents flooded a school board meeting to denounce the “political indoctrination.” New Trier High School assistant superintendent Tim Hayes put the kibosh on a second mandatory “All-School Seminar Day” at an April school board meeting […]


TX teacher arrested for having sex with numerous students — including two at same time

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

HUDSON, Texas – A Hudson kindergarten teacher faces numerous felony charges after police allege she had sex with numerous high school students, sometimes with two at once. Heather Lee Robertson, a 38-year-old kindergarten teacher, faces four counts of improper relationship between educator and student spawning from an investigation launched April 20 into allegations she had […]


Despite lack of union privileges, Mesa, AZ teachers still well compensated in 2015-16

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

MESA, Arizona – Teachers unions don’t care for the system in Arizona, which does not force school districts to engage in collective bargaining with unions. But Arizona teachers apparently don’t have it so bad, despite the unions’ inability to employ pressure tactics at the bargaining table. Teachers in the Mesa school district are a good […]


PA district rejects audit critical of finances as state investigates serious spending problems

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Penn Hills School Board rejected an audit critical of the district’s finances as it awaits the results of a forensic assessment by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s and state Attorney General’s offices. The rejected 2015-16 audit by CPA Mark Turnley, part of annual state requirement, explained that the district is facing […]


Teachers union demands ‘sanctuary campuses’ for illegals

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Education Association is touting efforts from its affiliates to pressure state universities into declaring campuses as “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants. NEAToday, the nationwide teachers union’s news publication, is featuring the NEA-affiliated California Faculty Association’s move to demand all of California State University’s 23 campuses declare themselves “sanctuaries” – otherwise known […]


PA lawmakers look to outlaw ‘ghost teachers’ — paid by taxpayers to work for unions

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania lawmakers want to prevent school districts from using taxpayer dollars to pay the salaries and benefits of educators who take extensive time off to work for their teachers union. Clauses for union release time written into collective bargaining agreements forces more than 100 Pennsylvania school districts to foot the bill for […]


Superintendent costs in Sunnyside, WA: $126,503 more than the base salary

By Steve Gunn on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. – If taxpayers in the Sunnyside, Washington school district were to inquire about the superintendent’s salary, they would probably find a simple figure – $186,380. And they would probably assume that’s roughly the amount that the superintendent position costs the district every year. The truth is that it’s much more expensive than that, […]


Washington: Franklin Pierce super’s base salary only tells part of the story

By Steve Gunn on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

TACOMA, Wash. – School superintendent salaries are a constant source of media attention around the nation. At a time when American public schools are struggling academically to keep up with schools in other nations, and many school districts have very tight budgets, superintendent salaries keep going higher and higher. But few people realize just how […]


Kansas school district warns popular Netflix series ‘romanticizing suicide’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Officials at Shawnee Mission South High School are warning parents about the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” they believe glorifies suicide. “Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, debuted on March 31, 2017 and is trending nationally as well as in our school community,” the school’s counseling department wrote in a letter […]