{FD} Substitute teacher banned from school after reportedly taping students’ mouths

A substitute teacher in Texas was banned from an elementary school after she reportedly put duct tape over at least 10 students’ mouths.

{FD} New York City brings back problem teachers full-time – for now

New York City public schools will re-open their classrooms this week to as many as 400 former full-time teachers including many removed for incompetence or other disciplinary reasons – an attempt to ease a multi-million-dollar taxpayer burden from a 2005 deal that unions have since used to protect teachers from being fired.

{FD} Judge denies teacher sex case dismissal, pending outcome of two similar cases

A judge in Alabama has ruled against the dismissal of a sexual assault case against a teacher, pending the outcome of two separate cases questioning whether a law prohibiting such acts is constitutional.

{FD} Teacher-teen sex tryst case won’t be dismissed

A judge in Alabama has ruled against the dismissal of a sexual assault case against a teacher, pending the outcome of two separate cases questioning whether a law prohibiting such acts is constitutional.

{FD} Married teacher mom, 38, accused of letting student touch her breasts behind Culver’s

A high school teacher in Texas, arrested Thursday for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, reportedly let the victim touch her breasts behind a restaurant.

{FD} States crack down on ‘passing the trash’ practice that protects abusive teachers

While the reasons why these teachers are allowed to continue working in classrooms after their arrests are many – school district’s contracts with teachers unions, loopholes in background checks and deficient employee training are just a few – activists and politicians have in recent years started pushing for mandates that would prohibit the practice of “passing the trash.”

{FD} Petitions calling for firing prof for provocative ‘dead cop’ tweet gain steam

Two separate online petitions calling for the firing of a New York professor who tweeted that it is a privilege to have “future dead cops” as students have gathered a total of more than 1,000 signatures so far.