Roll Call: Teacher Seeks A Hit Man; Pinellas Superintendent Benefits Package; Race Relations In School
Teachers discuss the offensive racial comments they’ve heard from students, in Friday’s education headlines.
Hillsborough teacher accused of soliciting hit man to kill another teacher – “A squabble that started in a high school social studies department escalated to the point that one of the teachers looked for a hit man to kill the other. The teachers were once friendly. But while working together at Strawberry Crest High School in Dover, the seething started.” Tampa Bay Times
New Pinellas school superintendent drawing pension and salary – “As Pinellas County’s new school superintendent, Mike Grego earns top dollar. He receives a $240,000 yearly salary, a $750 monthly car allowance and an annual contribution to a retirement plan worth 10 percent of his base pay. The total tab for taxpayers is $273,000. But that’s not all taxpayers are footing the bill for. “ Tampa Bay Times
Broward, Palm Beach teachers talk about race – “There is a subject that is rarely discussed at school but hovers over many lessons: Race. On Thursday, teachers from Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie county schools listed the many offensive comments they have heard from students just recently.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel
School district seeks to stop racy video with Northwestern band – “The Miami-Dade School Board’s attorneys have demanded that Sony Music Entertainment and Kemosabe Records stop the sale and distribution of a raunchy video that features members of Miami Northwestern’s marching band along with rappers and exotic dancers.” Miami Herald