Meet Lamar Collins! If elected by the residents of Temple, Texas, he will go down as the first African American candidate and the first African American mayor of the town.
*We just saw Mississippi finally emancipate the enslaved by kicking off this year’s Black History Month with the ratification of the 13th Amendment.
Now, there is yet another first for a town in the southwest.
Since the establishment of Temple, Texas, 130 years ago, there has never been a mayor or mayoral candidate for the town.
But, all that has changed with Lamar Collins throwing his hat in the ring for Mayor, according to KWTX.
Collins is jumping on the opportunity to be mayor of the town since longtime Mayor Bill Jones III will step down in May.
But, when he resigns, there is still one more year left in his term which leaves the city council with the unfortunate task of holding a special election to fill his spot.
*Have you ever had a teacher that you thought was more interesting than the others?
Or maybe you had that teacher that was mean to you and your classmates and you can’t stop telling stories of her erratic behavior.
Well, a whole new generation of elementary school students will have some crazy memories of their own.
The community of Lake County, Florida, has been shaken by the revelation of third grade teacher, Elizabeth Edmonds, 30, teaching her class at Treadway Elementary while high on marijuana and opiates (heroin, codeine, morphine, vicodin).
Parents are now backtracking all the problems their children have had throughout the school year. How can they be certain that their child is a bad ass kid now? The child could’ve been acting up because the teacher was high and actin’ a fool!
Kendrick 4, with his mother Kelicia Johnson Chaney, tells reporters how the teachers put him in a "monster" closet.
*Why do we hear so much bad news from the classroom?
When will these select teachers make the connection that the kids they are teaching are the reason they have a job?
Well, two teachers don’t have to worry about making that connection because they will probably not have any connection with children again.
A teacher and teacher’s assistant at Varnett Charter School in Houston, thought it was a good idea to put three and four-year-old children (more…)
Manuael Ernest Dillow, 60, shoots at 12 of his students with a blanks gun.
*The education system is under fire for poor teachers, poor administration, poor conditions and school closings and now yet another teacher is fueling parent’s concerns.
The teacher was not caught up in a sexual or intimate encounter with a student…it was just the opposite.
Manuael Ernest Dillow, 60, was arrested for lining up 12 of his students, getting his gun, then shooting at them. (more…)
*One teacher has stretched the boundaries of educating children on the subject of slavery far beyond the guidelines of her position.
Picture this: ”Time to go to recess children. How about we play a game of “Catch the Slave.”
It’ll give you a good idea of what happened many years ago. Now!
Tameka come over here and be the first slave to be caught today!”
Baltimore County teacher gets in the face of one of his students at Youth in Transition school in Baltimore County September 2011.
*There is yet another controversial ass whoopin’ going viral on the Internet.
This time it is not a father and son, but teacher to child. And this would not be the first time.
There have been other altercations between teachers and students in Baltimore that have made national news.
According to Baltimore’s local NBC affiliate, WBAL, news reporters weren’t given much information about the student or the teacher. But another student caught the altercation between the teenage boy and his teacher on his cell phone. (more…)