All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Teachers’

Teacher Suspended Over ‘Dumb Duck Ass Crackers’ Tweet

In another episode of you can’t say that shit on Twitter, a Duncanville, Texas high school teacher has been suspended after sending out a rather explicit tweet. “Who the fuck made you dumb duck ass crackers think I give a squat fuck about your opinions about my opinions RE: #Ferguson? Kill yourselves,” tweeted English teacher Vinita Hegwood on Friday. As …

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Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

Most people would be better off if they were just a little bit more careful with what they posted on Facebook. This goes double for anyone in the public eye, especially if it’s your job to look after children. Actually, if I were an assistant principal, I’d just stay off Facebook. As a school administrator, what good could ever come …

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Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance

A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved, a protest was lodged by one textbook reviewer who maintains creationist beliefs. Two of the approved textbooks were sidelined in …

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Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges

An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls basketball coach at Pocatello High School, after they discovered a photo from her Facebook page that showed her fiancé touching …

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Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave

A 51-year old Akron, Ohio orchestra instructor has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a racist rant on Facebook about trick-or-treaters from “the ghetto.” The post, in which he is apparently upset about some kids peeing on his telephone pole, tells them to take their “nigger-ass back where it came from” Spondike deleted the post and then deleted …

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Pinterest Launches New Teachers Hub with Ideas for Lesson Plans, Classroom Decor, and More

It’s back-to-school time, and Pinterest wants to help teachers find new ideas for how to shape young minds. They’ve just launched a new hub, called Teachers on Pinterest, that features over 1,000 pins contributed by teachers. “We’re thrilled to announce an effort to support a community of creative, inspiring and hard-working people who make a difference to millions of kids …

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Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get “Summers Off”?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but rather with a sense of jealousy. It may even be made by a friend who wishes they “had it so …

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Teacher Fakes Illness for a Year, Claims She’s Dying to Avoid Work

Many working adults know that playing hooky isn’t just reserved for kids, but the lies one Polk County, Florida teacher made up to skip out on work are just plain shocking. According to school district officials Ashley Barker, a first-grade teacher at Laurel Elementary School, concocted a convincing story of illness in which she claimed she and her father were …

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Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’

Talk about getting lost in translation. A Bronx teacher claims that she was fired for using the word “negro” in reference to a student. I must admit, it sounds reasonable at first – except for the fact that the teacher in question was teaching a lesson in Spanish. 65-year-old Petrona Smith, formerly a teacher at bilingual PS 211, says that …

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Teacher Fired Over Bikini Photo to Attend Graduation

Teachers across the U.S. have been fired for a variety of reasons, but modeling is not usually one of them. This week, 26-year-old Olivia Sprauer told the Huffington Post that she was fired for her modeling bikini pics. She stated that she was called into the principal’s office on April 29, was shown one of her modeling photos, and was …

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Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam

An Anaheim high school teacher is set to be arraigned on 60 felony counts stemming from charges that he used Facebook to obtain sexually explicit photos from over 100 underage boys over the past 3 years. 30-year-old Zachary Joshua Reader, a former high school teacher and baseball coach at schools in both Anaheim and Irvine, California, is accused of encouraging …

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Teacher in Hot Water over Facebook Photo Involving Students and Duct Tape

Social media is a lot like any form of electronic communication, whether that be email, texts, or instant messaging. Mainly, it’s often hard to discern the true meaning or the true motivation behind a post. Out of context, a joke may take on a life of its own, even if the poster never intended any harm. That may be the …

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