A 55-year-old teacher at Seoul High School in South Korea has been jailed after he allegedly beat up a student, then immediately went into a hallway and masturbated in front of passing students.
According to the Seoul Department of Education, the teacher became irate when he noticed that a student was listening to music through a set of headphones during class.
The teacher, identified only as “Mr. A”, severely beat the student while other students fled the classroom.
“Mr. A” then reportedly chased students out into the hallway where he immediately dropped his pants and began masturbating. A student in the hallway captured video of the event on his cell phone and uploaded it to various social networking sites.
When questioned about the incident, “Mr A” reportedly denied masturbating and insisted that his pants fell down as he ran after the students. The teacher’s story fell flat when school administrators reviewed the video evidence as captured by the student’s cell phone.
The teacher has been removed from his teaching position, however formal charges have not yet been announced in the case.
One Duval County parent tells WOKV his son doesn’t even know what his constitutional rights are, so he’s shocked a teacher told the ten-year-old to write a letter on his willingness to give them up.
“That sentence talking about giving away freedoms for safety and security- that bothers me,” says Aaron Harvey.
He tells me his 4th grade son was told to write a note reading “I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure” following a lesson led by a guest speaker at Cedar Hills Elementary School. The lesson itself was taught at the end of last year, but Harvey didn’t find the note until about 1 1/2 weeks ago.
I obtained the guide for that lesson, which was apparently aimed to “create an awareness of the five rights contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” and help students “determine their opinions on which rights they value most and least.” The lesson included a visiting constitutional lawyer, which the district tells me is a partnership used specifically for these civics-based lessons.
The lesson itself isn’t in question, but rather what Harvey says the teacher did after.
He says the teacher selected several students out of the class to write that statement and sign it. It’s the same story he’s hearing from other parents with children in the class.
Where the Hell is the ACLU? Oh that’s right, instead of doing something worthwhile, they are busy trying to run God out of schools. This is what bugs me about this. What an opportunity for a teacher to talk about the Founders, and natural rights, the Constitution, and of course the famous Ben Franklin quote about those who would give up liberty for security. Instead, it would seem this teacher saw only an opportunity to indoctrinate.
Children at Park Elementary School went home with a letter today explaining there was a disruption in school. Seven year old Josh Welch, and his father, say the disruption lead to a two day suspension for the second grader in Brooklyn Park.
Academics are hard for Josh, who suffers from ADHD, but he excels in art class. It is Josh’s own creativity that may have gotten him into trouble.
At Park Elementary school, Josh was enjoying his breakfast pastry when he decided to try and shape it into a mountain.
Josh said, “It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn’t.”
Josh takes full responsibly for trying to shape his breakfast pastry, but admits it was in innocent fun. He told FOX45, “All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda.”
When his teacher saw the strawberry tart he knew he was in trouble, he recalls, “She was pretty mad… and I think I was in big trouble.”
Josh’s dad received a phone call from the school saying that Josh has been suspended for two days because he took his breakfast pastry and fashioned it into a gun.
Josh’s dad was astounded to learn the school chose such a harsh punishment, even after no one was hurt.
Late Friday afternoon a letter went home with students explaining the incident saying, “A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture.”
But Josh’s dad is not happy saying, “I would almost call it insanity. I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it’s a pastry.., Ya know?”
Josh just wishes he could go back to class, but maintains a good sense of humor through the whole debacle saying, “I didn’t get to eat all my breakfast, so, really I am still hungry.”
A Denton teacher allegedly refused to grade two student reports because they were about guns. Now one mother is demanded answers and an apology.
Marshall Williams said he and his classmates were told by Mr. Dewey Christian at Denton High School to write a report on anything that they were interested in using different types of sentence structures. He chose to write about the Fort Worth gun show.
But then he said his English teacher told him he would get a zero on the assignment because of the topic.
Williams’ mom confronted the teacher. She asked him if he had outlined any criteria for the topic and posted a video of his response on YouTube.
“So because it had guns in it you refused to grade it?” Kimberly Williams asked.
“Not just guns, but you see we’ve had a certain amount of violence and things in schools…” Christian replied.
“I’m not asking you about that. I’m asking you about the subject matter of his paper and why you took issue with it,” the mother said.
“The problem was not the subject matter…” the teacher said.
“You just told me it was the subject matter,” the mother said.
The family demanded an apology.
The Denton Independent School District said in a statement, “The teacher has accepted the paper and apologized to the student for misperceptions. The teacher’s intent was for guns not to be trivialized in any school situation because of recent events.”
“I don’t feel like I’ve gotten an apology yet. I feel like he has just stomped on our right to free speech. He told us we would not be allowed to express ourselves and didn’t even consider what we had said. He didn’t have a clue of the content of my paper before he told me… he just knew that my paper was about guns before he told me that I would be getting a zero on the assignment,” Marshall Williams said.
Just another day in the Left’s war on kids, guns, free speech, and thought crimes
Karen Lewis is the latest Leftist to play tragedy pimp over the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. Via The Daily Caller
Only days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the head of the nation’s third-largest teachers union is blaming Teach For America for helping “kill and disenfranchise children.”
Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union, bashed the national organization and one of its vice presidents, David Rosenberg, in a message that appears on the blog of educational policy analyst Diane Ravitch.
“We in Chicago have been the victims of their experiments on our children since the current secretary of Education ‘ran’ CPS,” Lewis writes, calling Teach For America a group of “education missionaries” who view teaching in poor communities as a “stepping stone to a more lucrative career.”br
Lewis admits she is using the Sandy Hook tragedy to advance the agenda of her union.
Lewis, I would imagine, cares about nothing but her wallet. She knows about pushing the teachers union agenda, which likely has not one damn thing to do with teaching kids.
RS McCain looks at how the Left looks at “political” causes
After her daughter’s eighth grade math teacher wore an anti-gay marriage pin to school, Cynthia Deford, a gay parent in Port Angeles, Washington, started an online campaign to ban teachers from promoting political causes in the classroom.
The Steven’s Middle School teacher, who has remained unnamed, wore a button to class in the days before the Nov. 6 election that stated “No on 74: one man + one woman = marriage,” according to Deford. The political message refers to Washington’s Referendum 74, which legalized gay marriage in the state, passing with 52 percent of the vote.
Although Port Angeles School District Superintendent Jane Pryne told the Peninsula Daily News that the issue has been addressed, and the school district already has policy regarding politics in the classroom in place, Deford wants more to be done; she is calling for an official apology and sensitivity training for teachers.
“It just shocked me that it happened here,” Deford told the Peninsula Daily News.
In her online petition on SignOn.org, Deford wrote that her daughter came home upset after seeing a teacher — who she once thought highly of — wear such a discriminatory button in class.
She wants to “ban teachers from promoting political causes in the classroom,” but tolerance toward homosexuality . . . Well, that’s notpolitical. That’s just the way things are. Unless you question “the way things are,” and then you’re evil.
So the agenda now is compulsory approval. Everyone must pledge allegiance to the Rainbow Flag, and once you are forbidden to disapprove of homosexuality, logically, your refusal to participate in gay sex will be classified as an unacceptable form of “discrimination.”
This isn’t about “equality” or “liberation.” No, it’s about homo hegemony, as the fanatics seek to secure a privileged and superior status for themselves and their preferences. That’s not disco music you hear, it’s the sound of hobnailed boots marching over broken glass.
Tolerance gradually reveals itself as totalitarianism, and it’s amazing that people acquiesce to such bullying. According to a recent Gallup survey, 3.4 percent of Americans identify themselves as “LGBT,” to use the de rigeur acronym. Why should 96.6 percent be compelled to kowtow to the sensibilities of the 3.4 percent?
The most important part, to me anyway, is that last paragraph, especially these words Tolerance gradually reveals itself as totalitarianism. Truer words have never been uttered, tolerance, and its bastard cousins, inclusion and sensitivity are used by the Left not to create a more forgiving atmosphere, or to urge folks to be more polite. Instead these words have been rebranded by the Left, to have completely different meanings than they traditionally have. Tolerance is not tolerance anymore, or acceptance, it is now used as a weapon to silence ideological beliefs the Left finds distasteful. Sensitivity has become a tool to force Liberalism on those that dare holds views that are not Liberal. Inclusion? HA! That is a word used to “include” only certain viewpoints, all others are demonized, ostracized and most certainly excluded from debate.
For example, take what McCain writes above. there is nothing hateful, or bigoted in his words, but, since he makes solid points that might persuade people he is correct, the Left must either silence his message or assassinate his character. And since The Other McCain will never stop expressing his views, or defending his principles, he must be discredited so that no one listens to anything he says. Further, look at what I wrote here, nothing Homophobic there. In fact I do not have issue with Gay marriage, or with Gay adoption, or with civil unions. But, that will not matter, any Leftist reading my words will attempt to paint me as an evil homophobe, because only certain views are to be tolerated by the “tolerant Left”!
I mean unions, we are told, protect the rights of workers, and that is important. I mean without unions, teachers could only get caught being drunk at school four times before being fired
Forget zero tolerance. Bay City Public School teachers for years could be caught repeatedly under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol without being fired.
Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances “was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997.”
Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that was agreed to in January in section 16.1300 “Controlled Substances” on page 92. That contract expired June 30 and negotiations on a new contract are ongoing.
Students weren’t given as many chances. The code of conduct for middle school and high school students states that if they are found to be under the influence or in possession of illegal drugs, they get a 5-day suspension or a 3-day suspension with counseling on the first offense.
A teacher caught selling drugs in class would get a 3-day suspension without pay with mandatory counseling, but wouldn’t be fired unless the teacher did it a second time.
Pretty sweet deal there. So glad these unions are protecting our teachers right to be inebriated and or stoned while teaching our kids.
During the Leftist temper tantrum, AKA the Scott Walker recall. The Leftist accused Governor Walker of hurting “workers”. One of the groups most “hurt” by Walker, according to the union thugs, and whiny Libs were teachers. Walker was demonized in despicable fashion, and the poor, poor teachers were portrayed as his innocent victims. Well, we all know how the recall vote went. Walker won easily, and if that was not bad enough for the union types, 38% of union members dared to think for themselves and voted for Walker!
Worst of all, though, Wisconsin native Lance Burri rubbed salt in Left’s the electoral wounds by noting that, despite all the rhetoric, Walker’s policies are BETTER for good teachers!
Despite just being named Sacramento’s “Teacher of the Year,” (6th-grade teacher Michelle) Apperson was laid off as part of a massive budget cut.
“It hurts on a personal level because I really love what I do,” Apperson, who taught all subjects, told KXTV-News 10. “But professionally and politically or economically, I get why it happens.”
Us, too. That’s why we’re avoiding it now.
The Sacramento City Unified School District has suffered approximately $143 million in budget cuts in recent years. School spokesperson Gabe Ross told News 10 that who gets laid off is mandated by state law and is based on seniority, not performance.
OUCH! The truth hurts! Of course, it is no secret that many of the union bosses care about their power, and not the workers, who are a source of money and not much more to the bosses, Fact is that the state that under Governor Walker was supposed to be so anti-teacher, is HIRING teachers, while other states, which have refused to do anything to reign in their budgets, are letting teachers go! Once more, Conservatism trumps Liberalism! Congratulations to Lance Burri, the first ever winner of the Blog Post of the Week Award!
Yes, I realize bestowing an award of this magnitude, OK, that is a stretch, upon Lance will surely make him impossible to live with for a month or so, but, frankly, he earned this honor! In one short, sweet, to the point post, Lance illustrated why unions have become BAD for teachers. So, again, congrats Lance, and, er, good luck on that whole head on a stick franchise you are dreaming of. I bet it will be called Lance’s Cheese Head on a Pole, or something similar.