MINNESOTASTAN: Closes schools for two days so teachers can learn how to teach Islam in the classroom
Each year, Minnesota government schools close for two days for a teachers’ conference. This year, not only will teachers be playing diversity games with dolls, they will be attending a workshop on how to teach Islam. Why don’t they just hire Muslim teachers? There certainly are more than enough Muslims in Minnesota. Talk to Rep. Keith Ellison, I’m sure he’ll be happy to import a few thousand more Somalis.
An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”
Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation.
teach in charter schools and to potential members when it refused to fight against the state’s freezing of charter funding for the second straight year.Because costs rise each year, such a freeze is tantamount to a huge funding cut.We are proud, lifelong union members who believe in the ideals of unionization. We believe in unions for public-school educators; we believe in teacher voice. The Renaissance Charter School, where we work, was founded by teachers and has always been deeply committed to developing teachers as professionals and leaders.Help with your resume? That’s all UFT Prez Mike Mulgrew has for members who work at charters.Help with your resume? That’s all UFT Prez Mike Mulgrew has for members who work at charters.But we know a double standard when we see it. And the UFT is enforcing such a standard, at the expense of charter teachers across the state — including those in the union.
Teacher salaries at the high school average $72-78k. Apparently 50% of the students at the school are failing all of their classes, and the graduation rate is also under 50%. In an effort to turn the school around, the superintendent requested some changes be made whereby the school day would be slightly extended, teachers would perform some extra tutoring, etc.
The union balked and refused the terms, so now she is firing the entire teaching staff of the high school and replacing them. This is yet another example of unions digging their own graves by refusing to negotiate or accept reasonable terms. Sentiment is on the side of the superintendent, at least among the folks I have discussed the issue with.