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Nearly 1 in 10 students will experience teacher sexual misconduct, and the perpetrators are seldom disciplined or reported to police, according to a July 2004 report by Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft for the U.S. Department of Education. Three female teachers were busted in one week in New York City in April for allegedly molesting students. In the same month in Florida, a 360-pound male teacher was arrested and charged with molesting a 13-year-old male student nearly 100 times.

B.C. and A.D. no longer P.C. Educators in schools from North America to Australia are increasingly using the abbreviations B.C.E. (before the common era) and C.E. (common era) instead of the traditional B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini), which were in use even before adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1582. Most major textbook companies have adopted the new terms, which are part of the national world history standards. (Washington Times, 4-25-05) When the new terms landed in a national test in Australia, a Telegraph headline there declared: " 'Mad' bureaucrats censor Jesus Christ."

School mistakes large burrito for weapon. In Clovis, NM, someone called police after seeing a boy enter Marshall Junior High carrying something long and wrapped. Armed officers hit the rooftops, closed streets and locked down the school. After two hours, the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak and guacamole. (newsday.com, 4-29-05)

Berkeley teachers stop homework assignments after two years with no pay raise. Teachers in the California district, with backing from their union, protested by refusing to grade work on their own time. A black history event had to be canceled and parents had to staff a middle school science fair. (Associated Press, 3-1-05)

June 2005 Education Reporter
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