Education News – June 20, 2016

By June 20, 2016 What's New

Florida School Superintendent Defies Obama Bathroom Policy
By wkorach, The Report Card

Charlie Van Zant is the Superintendent of Clay County Schools in Florida, and he is challenging President Obama’s transgender bathroom order which requires schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of their choice. President Obama came out and issued an order which requires all schools in the United States to allow transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. He also threatened to sue the schools if they did not comply and possibly withhold public funds.

The Bad, the Ugly and…the Perky
By Larry Sand

Three recent stories point to the self-serving teacher union mentality. The bad. Joseph Ocol was in big trouble when he came to the U.S. in 1999. As a whistleblower, he was placed in the government’s Witness Protection Program for calling attention to an election fund-raising scam in his native Philippines. Even with a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Education, he had difficulty finding work here. Ultimately he found a job as a mathematics teacher in a tough part of Chicago, an area notorious for drugs, crime and violence.

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