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Teachers Warned: Don't Befriend Pupils On Facebook

The mayor of New York City has advised teachers to have no contact with pupils on social networking sites such as Facebook. It follows reports that at least three teachers have been fired or suspended over inappropriate comments made online. The ... three teachers, all based in the city, had been accused of posting comments on pupils' profile pages that were clearly unsuitable. Another teacher had reportedly offered extra credits to students that added him as a friend on Facebook: that teacher wasn't disciplined. Although nobody has attempted to defend the behavior of those posting inappropriate ... (view more)

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Teacher Uses Electromagnetic Tool to Burn Students

Think kids have it too easy these days? Shooting up schools, playing violent video games, and listening to that hip hop music...maybe someone needs to teach them all a good lesson. One teacher from Columbus, Ohio is being framed a punisher by ... parents and a local school board for burning a cross in the arm of a student. This is how headlines have framed the actions of John Freshwater, a science teacher at Mount Vernon Middle School. According to reports, Freshwater used a high-frequency generator to burn images of a cross on pupils late last year. Was it malicious corporal punishment? Depends ... (view more)

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