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A 1st grade teacher is being dragged on Twitter for discussing her lifestyle with her 6-7 year old students.

Professor Nalo tweeted:

"My students call me Professor Nalo because I prefer not to use Mrs. or Mr. in my classroom. I teach all subjects as a 1st grade teacher, but my favorite moments are always when my students ask about my queerness.

"I was asked recently during a podcast interview why i don’t use Mrs. or Mr. to refer to myself, and I asked her why I needed to. She said “don’t you think it’ll be hard for children to adjust?

"But the truth is, it has never been children that struggle with adjusting to the complexities of human experiences. My students are 6-7 years old and they are still steeped in the magic of curiosity.

"My students know about and have met my wife at school, they know I’m queer, and the turtles will call ANYBODY out for calling me “mrs” anything. I told them my story once & never needed to say it again. If only adults adjusted as quickly and easily, it may save many of our lives."


 
One parent wrote: "I'd take my children out of your class in a heartbeat! Your personal life isn't necessary to six year olds or anyone you're teaching for that matter!"

A mom of twins tweeted: "Why would discussing your sexuality with CHILDREN ever be ok? Why would discussing this with small children bring you pleasure and be your favorite moments?"

Another person wrote: "No 1st grader has ever asked about 'queerness' unless they've been told about it beforehand."

And one person accused Nalo of indoctrinating children: "Sounds pretty pedo to me. You shouldn't be discussing sexuality with any children."

Question: Should teachers discuss their sexual lifestyles with 1st graders?

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No criminal charges will be filed against the elementary school principal who paddled a 6-year-old student in front of her mother and classmates.

The girl's mother secretly recorded the paddling and the footage went viral, sparking public backlash against the principal.

Investigators determined the principal didn't commit a crime, because the child's mother consented to corporal punishment.

According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter and her clerk, Cecelia Self, paddled the student at the request of the girl's mother.

The child's mother, who is in the country illegally, is under investigation for child neglect at home.

Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney Abraham R. Thornburg explains "the evidence in this case appears clear that the child's mother sanctioned and consented to the spanking of her daughter as discipline for misbehavior."

Thornburg also said there were "significant concerns" about the mother's credibility regarding her statements that she was confused or didn't understand the language.

The mother retained an attorney who told reporters the mother didn't know what was going on due to a language barrier. But the principal and clerk are fluent in Spanish -- the mother's native language.

Thornburg said there was "no reason to believe" the principal was aware of any such confusion at the time of the paddling.

Thornburg explained:

"A parent has the right to use corporal punishment to discipline their children, and similarly has the right to consent that others do so on their behalf."

Brent Probinsky, attorney for the family, told TMZ, "The state attorney reached the wrong conclusion here. It's frightening the state attorney, who is in charge of prosecuting crimes in this community, is not filing charges in what clearly is child abuse."

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The school resource officer who arrested two minor children at an Orlando elementary school has been fired.

Officer Dennis L. Tuner was initially suspended from the Orlando Police Department after he arrested a 6-year-old girl for kicking another student at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy Charter school on Thursday.

When the child was taken to the provincial's office, she screamed and kicked Officer Turner, who was the school's resource officer.

The child was handcuffed and taken to the Juvenile Assessment detention center where she was booked and had her mugshot taken. She was charged with battery on an officer of the law.

The 6-year-old's grandmother complained to the local news media that her granddaughter was arrested for "throwing a tantrum at school."

Meralyn Kirkland says her granddaughter was acting up in school because she was "sleep deprived."

She said when she told the officer her granddaughter had a sleep disorder, he replied, "Well, I have sleep apnea, and I don't behave like that."

When the story initially broke, Officer Turner was misidentified as a white officer - which furled the backlash on social media.

CBS News reports Turner, who was suspended after the incident, was fired on Monday.

At a press conference on Monday, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón apologized to the children and their families.

He explained his decision to fire Turner in a post on the OPD Twitter page.

Later that day, Turner arrested an 8-year-old boy in a separate incident at the same elementary School.

Turner was fired after 23 years on the force.

Turner's supporters say he only "arrested" the children to teach them a lesson, but social media has an annoying habit of demonizing people with good intentions.

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NBA superstar LeBron James opened his first elementary school for at-risk students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio on Monday, July 30. "If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families,” the father-of-3 said at a press conference in the school's temporary building on Monday, July 30.

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The school serves 240 of Akron's most academically challenged students. The students were chosen from a random pool of underachieving 3rd and 4th graders with the lowest marks on aptitude tests.

Akron's biggest success story missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade. LeBron's dream is to give the children something he never had growing up: a quality education and to know that someone cares.

"This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most -- those that could fall through the cracks if we don’t do something,” he said.

The I Promise school is part of Akron Public Schools. The district paid $2.9 million out of its general fund for the landscaping, furniture, teacher's salaries, books, and other essentials. The LeBron James Family foundation pays for everything else, including 4 extra teachers to allow for smaller classrooms.

The school is housed in a temporary building owned by the district. The walls are lined with LeBron's game worn shoes and inspirational quotes by LeBron.

I Promise School principal Brandi Davis

LeBron tapped educator Brandi Davis to be the school's first principal. By 2022, the school will have 1,000 students in 1st through eighth grades.

The students, who began their first day on Monday, were given clothing, jackets, bicycles, helmets, as well as free breakfast, lunch and snacks. And a food pantry is set up in the school for children who don't have enough food at home.

Students who live over 2 miles away get free transportation to and from school.

If the students graduate, a college education awaits them at the University of Akron.

Education begins at home, so the students' parents are offered job placement and the opportunity to continue their education or earn their high school diplomas, ESPN reports.

“We want every kid who walks through this school to be inspired,” James told CNN. “To come away with something. Something where they can give back and it doesn’t matter -- it could be anything, but just for kids, in general, all they want to know is that someone cares. And when they walk through that door, I hope they know that someone cares.”

 

 

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