Thomas Walkley, a lawyer from Norton, Ohio, was charged with indecent exposure for pulling his pants down in front of two 19-year-old males, but Walkley said he was merely “mentoring” at-risk boys.
He said it is a technique he had used with other troubled youths, especially the most difficult cases, by getting them “to think differently.” Said Walkley, “Radical times call for radical measures.”
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U.S. News & World Report magazine, and the National Council on Teacher Quality, announced plans recently to issue grades (A, B, C, D and F) on how well each of the U.S.’s 1,000-plus teachers’ colleges develop future educators, but the teachers of teachers appear to be sharply opposed to the very idea of being issued “grades.”
The project’s supporters cited school principals’ complaints about the quality of teachers applying for jobs.
But the teachers’ college representatives criticized the project’s measurement criteria as overly simplistic.
Police were out in force in September as schools opened in Toronto, writing 25 school-zone speeding tickets in the first two hours.
One of the 25 was issued to the driver of a school bus, caught speeding through a school zone trying to avoid being late at a pickup point farther down the road.
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