Monthly Archives: December 2012

Prince George’s Teacher Accused of Sexual Encounters with a student.

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Garnold Maurice King

Prince George’s County police accused Garnold King of having sex with a student a number of times over a few months while King was working at Isaac Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, Md., last year.

“The victim advised her mother that she was sexually assaulted by her teacher at her former middle school,” Prince George’s County police Cpl. Maria McKinney said.

This year, King was working at Thurgood Marshall Middle School a few miles away in Temple Hills. A Prince George’s County school spokesman said they did not know about the incident at King’s former middle school and removed him as soon as they learned about the investigation.

Parents at both schools have been notified of the arrest, school officials said.

“With it still being an ongoing investigation there’s always a possibility of other victims that haven’t come forward,” McKinney said.

King, who has been with the school system since 1994, is facing second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offense charges; one count of assault; and two counts of sexual abuse with a minor. He’s out on bond.

King is due in court in January. He has no prior criminal record.  (Read more -Courtesty NBC 4 News) and (Read more here Courtest Prince George’s County Police Department)

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Philly’s ‘broke’ school district boosts salaries of 25 nonunion workers.

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Dr. William Hite Jr is pictured above.

As the Philadelphia School District continues to deal with a financial crisis, several members of the teachers union are angry over the district’s recent decision to give raises to non-union members.

The school district awarded raises to 25 non-union employees, a move that the district called a “necessary part of doing business.” The Philadelphia Daily News reports the 25 staffers received a total increase of $311,351 in salary, which averages out to $12,454 per year. This is the same tactic previously used by Dr. William Hite in PGCPS school district before he left for Philly. In Prince George’s County for example, Ms. Monica Goldson “Goldson” was given a huge raise in suspicious circumstances together with others close to Dr. William Hite Jr.  Unfortunately, in these circumstances, money that could be allotted for classroom supplies to further the education of youth, and to increase homeless children’s participation in the educational system, is being used elsewhere.

Recently, there has been an unprecedented increase in homeless individuals living in the United States because of hard economic times, thus, Dr.Hite and his colleagues who are involved in this illicit act, should reconsider returning the money to the treasury, and allotting it to its respective educational needs. What is quite disturbing about these practices is that, one employee received a 49% raise, for example. This particular employee had only been in the system for approximately three years and now makes over 100k. (Read more here), (here) (here), (here) and (here). It’s time!