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February 14, 1991 |
When Famous Hooks was a boy in Chicago, the boundaries that defined white school districts kept moving. Each time, Hooks and his mother moved with them. "It was unheard of to have a black in an all-white school, but she was determined," Hooks said. "It seemed like you could never live in the right place in that city, but that didn't stop her. Every time they changed things, Mom would say, 'Well, it's time to move again.' " Today, Hooks is still in motion.
April 4, 1990
Janis T. Gabay, an English teacher at Serra High School in San Diego, will receive the 1990 National Teacher of the Year award today at the White House. "I see my primary task as bringing out abilities and talents that students may not even know they have," Gabay says. State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig called Gabay "the prototype of the teachers we need for the 1990s."
May 24, 2011 |
Meg Wolitzer's new book, "The Uncoupling," asks an implicit but frank question: So, how long could you go without sex? Once you're done coughing, tapping your fingers or otherwise avoiding the question, you might be surprised at your answer, if you're being honest with yourself. Or maybe you've already had to figure it out, if circumstances have been so unkind. The premise of Wolitzer's lively novel, coming after successes with provocative books such as "Ten-Year Nap" and "The Wife," is inspired by "Lysistrata," the Aristophanes play where the women stop having sex with the men in order to bring end to a long war. In a ho-hum New Jersey suburb, high school drama teacher Fran Heller decides to stage the Greek classic, and soon enough, female students and teachers are afflicted with what English teacher Dory Lang describes as "a mild horror at being touched.
January 21, 2003
Re "Reading, 'Riting and Rap," Jan. 14: I am deeply disturbed that tax money is being spent on such a celebration of ignorance. When will the LAUSD get a clue? These students need guidance, not a teacher who needs to feel "hip." The wasteland called public education grows even more barren. This is the biggest pro-voucher advertisement yet. How insulting to the students. The unspoken message is that the kids can't relate to anything that is beyond the 'hood. These are the students who need the most help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1993 |
SOMALY MEAS English teacher, Lakewood. Born in Cambodia, Anaheim resident It's quite out of the ordinary for a 22-year-old Cambodian woman like myself to live away from home and earn her living. Traditionally women in Cambodia have been condemned to stay at home as housewives, not encouraged to have political opinions or a higher education. They are "slaves of the house," always in a role inferior to that of the men.
December 3, 2001 |
A man has been charged in the 1985 stabbing death of an English teacher who was discovered by his then-14-year-old niece, Philadelphia police said. Detectives used new technology to run a fingerprint found on a wine glass, said Barry Moskovitz, of the Records and Identification Unit. The development led to charges against William Basemore, 37, an inmate already on death row for the 1986 murder of a security guard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1994
Prosecutors filed a felony charge Thursday against a 15-year-old Littlerock High School student accused of poisoning his English teacher by putting four to five drops of toxic cleaning fluid in her Diet Pepsi. The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, faces a single count of poisoning or adulterating a food or drink, authorities said.
June 9, 1990 |
Vietnam arrested and expelled an American English teacher for allegedly threatening national security and possessing secret documents, Hanoi radio and the teacher's sponsoring organization said Friday. Diplomats said the expulsion appears to be part of a widening crackdown on foreigners and internal dissidents meant to prevent Eastern European-style democratization in Vietnam.