Why Teachers Deserve Tenure
Violet Nichols, then, is the shining example of why teacher tenure exists. And Nichols, a veteran sixth-grade teacher in Fairfax, has finally won her battle with a district and principal who seemed determined, for unclear reasons, to get rid of Nichols.
Sixth grade final exam: Sleeping with teacher?
It’s worth reading the entire AP article for the individual stories of women being forced to repeat a course — sometimes several times — when they refuse to sleep with their teacher for a passing grade ... This is especially weird because “The ...
You’ll Never Believe the Strange Science of Click Bait
You’ll never believe who stepped in to protect them in sixth grade than I was when my teacher assigned the class To Kill a Mockingbird. I mean, what is that, a metaphor? Clearly, metaphors don’t work as click bait, but what does? And why? Here’s what ...
North Carolina Sixth-Graders Get Stunning ‘Enrichment’ Lesson – It’s No Mystery Why Parents Are Furious
Sixth-grade students at Eastern Wayne Middle School in North Carolina unknowingly took part in a horrifying ... When angry parents predictably complained, the school sent a letter explaining why the “exercise” was conducted: “As part of an enrichment ...
Challenge quality of Pleasant Valley education
Why are our children being instructed by so many substitutes each year? Why do teachers need so many trainings ... How many other schools are actually using this program? Is it true that sixth-grade students scored 27 percent on a comprehension test ...