The horrific tale of Mark Berndt, the South L.A. third-grade teacher accused of binding and gagging at least 23 of his students, keeps getting worse.
He was accused of fondling a girl in 1994 and, even though charges were never brought, it didn't appear that the L.A. Unified School District paid an ... More >>
Scouring children for signs of racism dates back to the terrifying baby-doll study of the 1940s -- in which, famously, 63 percent of black children, given a choice between playing with a white doll and a black doll, chose the former, saying it was nicer and prettier. (Hey -- at least they did ... More >>
FacebookSecond-grade LAUSD teacher Kirk SpiegelUpdated throughout.
Early this morning around 2 a.m., 49-year-old Kirk Spiegel -- a Los Angeles Unified School District employee, according to LAUSD -- jumped to his death off the 210 freeway overpass in La Canada Flintridge.
"He was a second-g ... More >>
Jessica RitzCute overload! Root beer, kitties and doggies at the Larchmont Larder.
If only more kids' school experiments turned into successful entrepreneurial ventures instead of too often becoming emotionally scarring exercises in failure.
Seven-year-old Oscar Youd's first grade soda making scie ... More >>