Posts Tagged ‘teacher’

Court rejects suit from teacher with fear of small children

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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MariaCINCINNATI – An Ohio teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati rejected the appeal from Maria Waltherr-Willard, 63, who had accused the Mariemont district of age discrimination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Waltherr-Willard, a French and Spanish teacher, alleged the district knew she suffered from pedophobia, a fear of small children, when she was transferred in 2009 from Mariemont High School to the district’s middle school.  More

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Boy arrested for breaking teacher’s nose

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Date: June 5th, 2011

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adelantoNutty News Adelanto, California – A fifth-grader is behind bars after he assaulted an Adelanto teacher and broke her nose at the Adelanto Community Day School, an alternative education school for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, officials said. The alleged assault took place at about 9 a.m. between the teacher and an 11-year-old student in one of the classrooms in the school when the teacher asked the student to move to another seat, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Adelanto station officials. The child refused to move when instructed by the teacher and yelled vulgar language at her. Eventually the 11-year-old got up and punched the teacher in the nose, breaking it.  More

Teacher pleads guilty to duct-taping autistic student

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Date: February 25th, 2011

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laurie-peavyNutty News Cherokee County - A teacher who duct-taped an autistic boy to a chair and confined a blind girl under a desk pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and was sentenced to six years of probation and $2,000 in fines. The Woodstock High School teacher, Laurie Peavy, 45, and a paraprofessional at the school, Nancy Cheek, 51, were arrested in May 2009 after a Sheriff’s Office investigation discovered the abuses that took place in 2008. Peavy was charged with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of first-degree cruelty to children. Cheek was charged with one count of false imprisonment and one count of first-degree cruelty to children.  More…

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Teachers’ union fights for Viagra drug coverage

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Date: August 6th, 2010

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viagraNutty News MADISON, Wisconsin – With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back. The union has asked a judge to order the school board to again include Pfizer Inc.’s erectile dysfunction drug and similar pills in its health insurance plans. The filing is the latest in a two-year legal campaign in which the union has argued, so far unsuccessfully, that the board’s policy of excluding erectile dysfunction drugs discriminates against male employees.  More…

Teacher Fakes Stairwell Fall to Avoid Review

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Date: August 4th, 2010

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fallNew York – An untenured Brooklyn, N.Y., high school teacher catapulted herself down a school stairwell in a wacky attempt to avoid a classroom observation by her supervisor. Staffers at the high school told investigators that first-year teacher Ilene Feldman was so petrified about a scheduled classroom observation — coming in the wake of a poor performance review — that she staged a clumsy pratfall in a stairwell rather than risk getting a second negative rating.  Full Article

25 show up at ‘Million Teacher March’

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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teacherPALM SPRINGS – Chanting “Save our schools!” and wielding handwritten signs, about 25 people protested outside the Palm Beach County school district’s headquarters to voice their frustrations about teacher pay, standardized testing and controversial curriculums. Motorists passing the group along Forest Hill Boulevard waved and honked their horns.  Full Article