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  1. MACOMB, Mich. – A teacher at Dakota High School faces an embezzlement charge after police allege she stole money from ticket sales to a homecoming dance and parent-student trip to fund her gambling habit. Spanish teacher Christine Johnson, 29, served as the school’s student activity coordinator and collected cash for homecoming tickets and other school […]
  2. MARKED TREE, Ark. – An Arkansas teachers faces up to life in prison after police allege she had sex with four different students, including two students in the same night. Marked Tree High School teacher Jessie Lorene Goline, 25, was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly admitted to school officials that she had sex with four […]
  3. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A middle school Teacher of the Year in Florida was suspended without pay for a week after an investigation revealed students in his class flashed their breasts, and kissed and touched each other’s crotches, among other sexual antics. Multiple investigations substantiated allegations that Lake Shore Middle School Teacher of the Year Brent […]
  4. PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced Monday he will audit the state’s largest school district, in part because district officials are suing a parent to keep records secret. Richardson told The Oregonian that he’s received a flood of complaints from Portland residents about a long history of dysfunction and recent scandals, […]
  5. LEXINGTON, S.C. – A South Carolina teacher was pulled from the classroom after parents complained about an assignment that tasked fifth-graders with justifying the KKK’s actions following the Civil War. The assignment was distributed to students at Oak Pointe Elementary and the family member of one student posted a copy on Facebook, prompting a fierce […]
  6. WOLCOTT, Conn. – A former teacher of the year in Connecticut faces felony larceny charges after she allegedly swindled $88,000 from the local Parent Teacher Organization over the course of several years. Alcott Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jane Gargano, 54, resigned in May, when police launched an investigation into money missing from the school’s PTO. […]
  7. GRAPEVINE, Texas – A Texas middle school is apologizing to parents after actress Janine Turner distributed materials that included references to abortion and sex trafficking during a presentation about the U.S. Constitution. Turner, a Texas actress known for her roles in “Friday Night Lights” and “Northern Exposure,” visited Eubanks Intermediate School for Constitution Day last […]
  8. WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent survey of college students reveals many do not fundamentally understand the U.S. Constitution, and they’re willing to use violence to attack free speech they find offensive. University of California at Los Angeles professor John Villasenor in August surveyed 1,500 undergraduate students at four-year universities about their thoughts and understanding of […]
  9. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University is embroiled in controversy after the school’s president invited minority students to dinner at his home and they were “highly offended” by the menu and decorations. President Randy Lowry invited several black students to his home last week to discuss their experiences on campus, and the students were greeted with […]
  10. ROCKLIN, Calif. – A California school board voted Monday to affirm policies that allowed a book about transgenderism to be read to kindergarten students, despite fierce pushback from parents. The board of education for the Rocklin Academy Gateway School voted unanimously Monday night to affirm its literature selection policies, as well as recommendations from administrators […]
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