Monday, August 6, 2012

Teacher's job on the line for slapping student

Pat Frost says she was defending herself from a student who refused to give her his name after a confrontation in which she asked him to pull up his saggy pants.

No surprise to me here.  Most of the time accusations like this are made against teachers by students who chronically break the rules.  I suppose they feel like they have to "push back."

Monday, July 16, 2012

Falsely accused NZ teacher now working at a fish factory

Pat Doube is now working at a fish factory thanks to false allegations from the child of Lisa Karl.  The parent claimed that Mrs Doube taped the child's mouth shut with tape for talking too much. She was later exonerated by the authorities but has been unable to find a job in teaching.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bullied school personnel

In light of the recent video that went viral involving some potty mouthed, hateful children abusing their bus monitor, Karen Klein, CNN covers student on teacher bullying.

 I was bullied by students who claimed I was bullying them or worse.

I am surprised that so many adults think what happened on the bus was an aberration, or shocking, at this point.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The crime: noticing the emperor has no clothes

Natalie Munroe's name was bounced around a year ago after she made some critical remarks about some of her students.  The public got hold of her blog and she was placed on leave.  She eventually returned to the classroom but was not rehired by the local board as of the last few weeks.  Sadly, there is an entire site devoted to students with an axe to grind against their teachers, but this woman is pilloried for stating what most of us already know:  we got some major problems in our youth.  We have issues that would make James Dean seem respectful.  I guess being a teacher means one should have low standards for behavior.  Otherwise, you end up like Natalie Munroe when you call attention to the obvious.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Larry Vanderberg passes away while in prison

Larry passed away in February and a memorial slide show was put up last week.  The poor man paid the ultimate price and his family fared little better.  Rest in peace amigo.

My heart breaks to be leaving those I love, my wife, my children,my family my friends..everything that I love..And yet I know I shall not be leaving...Heal my heart that I might know this. Heal there's also that they might know that we are bound together forever through Your power, which is greater than the power of death. For the arms of God.. are the arms of life....Larry