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Dem Sen Blumenthal: Arming Teachers Is ‘Toxic Lunacy’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) argued that arming teachers is “toxic lunacy” that “makes our schools less safe.” Blumenthal said, “There’s a real moment of opportunity here. And the president has to provide leadership, which

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GOP FL Gov Scott on Teachers Carrying: ‘I Want the Teachers to Teach’

While speaking with CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) stated he wants “teachers to teach” and will focus on law enforcement presence and “hardening” schools rather than having teachers carry firearms. Zeleny asked, “Governor,

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Brooks: Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns Is ‘Truly Demented’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump’s proposal to allow teachers to carry firearms by stating that such an idea is “truly demented.” Brooks said, “It’s a demented idea. I mean, aside from everything else,

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2015, sixth grade teacher Carrie Young guides her students through an exercise on their laptops as practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio becomes the first state to …

Report: Robots Will Replace Teachers Within 10 Years

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham claims that intelligent machines will soon replace teachers in the classroom as part of an education revolution that will focus on individualized learning approaches.

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Thousands of Seattle Teachers Wear Black Lives Matter T-Shirts

Thousands of teachers across Seattle plan to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts to school Wednesday as part of an organized effort to teach curriculum and support student activism related to closing the opportunity gap between different races, KIRO reports.

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Wikileaks Emails Show Teachers’ Union and DNC Tried To Tie Trump To Bullying

The joint effort by both the DNC and the AFT was based on a survey of 2,000 teachers conducted by the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which prides itself on tracking extremists and hate groups. The group concluded that “the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country.”

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Compton Teachers Stage 2nd ‘Sick-out’ in a Week

On Friday, for the second time in a week, teachers in Compton failed to show up for work at 10 of the school district’s 37 campuses, according to teachers’ union president Patrick Sullivan. The school district claimed nine campuses were affected, as KPCC reported.

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Florida Teachers Fleeing the Profession

It appears that teachers in Brevard County in central Florida are leaving the profession in greater numbers. According to Florida Today, which interviewed some of the teachers voluntarily exiting, factors impelling the teachers to leave include the lack of respect from students and administrators, low pay, health problems, and the long hours necessary to prepare for classes.

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Lawsuit Targets Teacher Evaluations That Ignore Student Achievement

Students Matter, the same group that successfully won its case in Vergara v. California, which ruled certain teacher tenure protections were unconstitutional, is attempting to make certain that teacher evaluations must include test scores of their students.

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Shannon Watts Revels in Number of States Denying Teachers Self-Defense

During a June 11 appearance on MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts reveled in the number of states denying teachers the right to bear arms for self-defense and said her group’s role in preventing teachers from being armed is proof of Moms Demand’s success.