Male Teaching Ranks Dwindling: Survey

A survey found that eight out of ten Seoul-based elementary school teachers are women. It also reported that some elementary schools have no male teacher. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said yesterday that the number of female teachers stood at 22,414 or 82.3 percent out of 27,219 elementary school teachers last year. By school, […]

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Male elementary teachers needed

Tricia Urich watched with amazement a recent Christmas party in her son’s classroom. Urich, 46, of Ross, said her son, Tommy, 10, and his fourth-grade classmates at Perrysville Elementary in the North Hills School District were tossing a little ball, laughing and talking. But when it was time to get back to business, teacher Brett […]

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Ex-teacher settles for $131,500 after sex-case acquittal

The Pinellas School Board agreed Tuesday to pay $131,500 to a former elementary school teacher who successfully defended himself on charges that he sexually abused two second-graders. The board will pay Mark C. Fronczak a portion of the legal fees he incurred in his 2005 criminal trial, where he faced charges of capital sexual battery […]

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Editorial: Abuse of children

One of the findings of our national study showed that one of the three major reasons why men do not enter or remain as teachers is because of fear of accusation of abuse. We receive e-mails every year from men falsely accused and then ultimately acquitted for the accusation. The fact remains that parents and people close […]

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Program Seeks to Recruit and Retain Black Male Teacher

“The sad reality is that a young boy could go through his entire education without ever having a teacher who looks like me.” — Reg Weaver, NEA president of the 2.7 million-strong education organization. Increasingly, education advocates from around the country are pointing to a direct correlation between the egregiously disproportionate prison statistics of Black […]

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