When is 400,000 not 400,000? When the president is on the campaign-trail, of course, says the Daily Caller. The 400,000 number is included in a Tuesday White House report titled “Teacher Jobs at Risk.” It was released a few hours before President Barack Obama was scheduled to use a campaign trail speech in Texas to demand GOP support for his $447 billion “American Jobs Act” stimulus-bill. But administration officials quickly backtracked on the 400,000 number once they were quizzed by reporters during the press conference. The money would only support 400,000 teachers for one year, leaving state and local government to pick up the tab every subsequent year, admitted Katharine Abraham, a member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers……Read More
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Teacher: How to address school bullying—and how not to
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support, a disciplinary framework for schools to help prevent bullying that is, in my experience, heavy on jargon but light on substance, says Daniel Witz, a classroom teacher and educational consultant in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, for the Washington Post. Known by its acronym, PBIS (pronounced “peebis”) has become popular with administrators at thousands of schools across the country desperate to prove they are dealing effectively with bullying. Kids laugh when I start an announcement that begins “Peebis activities for the week include….” Many simply don’t take it seriously……Read More