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  1. Upper West Side Teacher Has Teens Write Suicide Notes for HomeworkDespite reports of similar assignments angering parents.
  2. Bronx Teacher Allegedly Called Student a ‘Negro’They didn’t understand a word she said.
  3. Worst Teacher Ever Says She’s Too Racist to Have Molested Black StudentBut you can’t go to jail for racism.
  4. Brooklyn Students Taught Awful Lesson on SnitchingStaffer says he was fired for reporting misconduct.
  5. Harvard Hacks Deans’ E-Mail Accounts, Makes Cheating Scandal Even WorseRather than just talking with their employees.
  6. Bronx High School of Science Coaches Suspended, But Students Shrug at HazingThe parents and administration are taking it seriously, not the kids.
  7. Bronx High School of Science Has a Hazing Scandal on Its HandsThree track team members arrested.
  8. NYC Teachers Give Fourth-Graders Math Problems About Dead Slaves, WhippingsMath homework gets more interesting, but not in a good way.
  9. Have You Made Alternate Travel Plans for Your School-Age Children?Schools chancellor says a bus driver strike is “not a matter of if but when.”
  10. Staten Island Wants Armed Guards in SchoolsThe plan will never get approved.
  11. Bloomberg Compares Teachers Union to NRAObviously, the teachers are not pleased.
  12. Dream Teacher Suspended for Giving Kids All A’sThe kids were probably fine with it.
  13. School District Mad It Paid Someone Not to WorkUnlike teachers in rubber rooms, she chose to skip.
  14. Teacher Urged Kids to Buy Homemade Soap in Wildly Unprofitable SchemeHe put his job on the line for about $24.
  15. NYC Principal Would Prefer Google Results Please Stop Calling Him a PedophileEmployees of Norman Thomas High School are suing to identify who’s behind defamatory blogs.
  16. Shocked Parents Find the Blue Man Group’s Educational Philosophy ‘Unstructured’You don’t say?
  17. Stuyvesant Students Really Know How to Sell ‘Slutty Wednesday’ ProtestThey’re fighting against an unjust dress code.
  18. Peter Thiel Just Named the Lucky 24 Kids He’s Paying $100,000 to Stay Away From CollegeThe man with two degrees from Stanford pays kids not to go to school.
  19. What’s Your Major Worth in the Job Market?Petroleum engineering majors make the most, counseling psychology majors the least.
  20. New York City’s Answer to Evaluating Teachers: More Standardized Tests for StudentsBecause standardized testing has worked so well in New York City in the past.
  21. Liberal Arts Degrees Probably Aren’t Worth the Student DebtSorry, ethnomusicologists!
  22. We Are Raising a Nation of FoolsA third of college graduates learn nothing.
  23. Sorry, How Well Teachers Perform Doesn’t Count As ‘Private’ InformationAccording to the state Supreme Court.
  24. Queens Dad Doesn’t Want to Offend the Post, But They Got the Wrong Op in His Op-EdThe ‘Post’ may have substituted its opinion for Brian Rafferty’s.
  25. New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Takes Credit for the Work of Asian ParentsNot so fast, chancellor.
  26. 13-Year-Old Alexa Gonzalez: Poster Child for Unfair Student ArrestsGonzalez was handcuffed and escorted out of school for doodling on her social-studies desk.
  27. Laid-off Teachers Show Lack of Initiative When It Comes to Finding JobsSomeone’s getting sent to the guidance counselor.
  28. Schools Hoard $10 Billion Stimulus to Rehire TeachersWe can’t treat this money as if it’s a supplement to a jobs bill.”
  29. Mayor Bloomberg’s Claims About Closing the Racial Achievement Gap Prove FalseThe claims were based on some bad information.”
  30. Queens High School Superintendent and Principal Live Out Plot of Lifetime MovieThere’s spying involved. Sexy spying!
  31. Happy With the Results of the Goose Genocide, Officials Massacre Perfectly Good FurnitureDespite budget woes, one school lines up expensive furniture for the slaughter.
  32. Graduates Lack Basic Skills, and So Do the Companies Hired to Turn That AroundGraduation rates are up, but is anyone learning anything?
  33. How Your Elite-Public-School Sausage Gets MadeGood luck getting into Hunter College High School, students who aren’t white or Asian.
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