Carlin: Wall Street Owns Washington

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., says he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine recently after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers.

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.

Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from […]

Teacher FINALLY placed on leave after dad wires autistic son to record school bullying

Lawyer for Kelly Altenburg denies she was in the classroom when abusive remarks were made to 10-year-old Akian

Investigation by Cherry Hill school district found she was not present
Cherry Hill Superintendent says Altenburg was put on leave to minimize ‘disruption to our schools’
One school aide has already resigned; another was put on leave

Substitute aide was not invited back 

A teacher who oversees a classroom where a father says his autistic son was verbally […]

Illinois Mega Millions winner comes forward to claim $218.6m jackpot (and their identity will be revealed on Wednesday)

The Illinois Lottery says the final winner of the record Mega Million jackpot has come forward and their identity will be revealed on Wednesday.

Illinois is the only one of the three states where winning tickets were sold that doesn’t allow lucky players to stay anonymous.

The single winner will be presented with a check for $218.6 million in the southern farming community of Red Bud.

Lucky: Illinois Moto Mart store manager Denise […]

‘Her career is over': Teacher found NOT guilty of sex with her student… but is convicted of giving him alcohol

A Pennsylvania teacher  was acquitted on Wednesday of having sex with a 16-year old student, but found guilty of both corrupting him and providing the minor with alcohol.

Kimberly Larkin, 41, walked away from the most serious charge against her, following an affair with a teen she met while teaching at the Paradise School for Boys in Abbotstown, PA, a residential institution part of the juvenile probation system.

The boy told police […]

Maryland lottery winners revealed: Two public school teachers and an administrator each scoop $35 million (that means it WASN’T the McDonald’s worker )

Maryland Mega Millions winners come forward but remain anonymous
Each will get $35 million after taxes – but plan to keep working
Pooled money to buy tickets at 7-Eleven location in Milford Mill
One of winners stashed ticket in mother’s safe when realised they had won

Plan to backpack around Europe and pay for children’s college education

McDonald’s worker Mirlande Wilson, 37, had claimed she was the winner

$656million jackpot was the largest in Mega Millions […]

Re: Federal Cuts Give Maine a Chill as Winter Approaches

Re: Federal Cuts Give Maine a Chill as Winter Approaches

Look at these quotes.

“We’ll survive,” said Ms. Hodges, who is 49 and works as an accountant and a sorter at a recycling center. “We can put a blanket up to separate off the living room and just sleep in there. But those who don’t have jobs, who are disabled or whatever, I don’t know how they’re going to make it.” [Hodges works […]

NBCNEWS’s Sharpton: ‘If you won’t get jobs bill done in suite, we will get done in street!’

From Washington Post:

Valerie Green-Thomas sees them every day in her classes at the Bronx middle school where she is a special education teacher. Kids hungry, anxious, living in the dark because the electricity in their homes has been turned off.

“I really wanted to come to this country, but I am so disappointed,” she said in her Jamaican accent. “To realize that the dream is […]

SNAP: Teacher Ousted For Asking Students To Remove Underwear To See Who Soiled Pants

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A southwestern Illinois special-education teacher has been ousted after allegedly ordering students to remove their underwear to determine which child soiled his pants.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Collinsville’s school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of the unidentified Webster Elementary School teacher.

The newspaper reports a letter sent to parents this week indicated the teacher saw feces on the classroom floor […]