July is a a great month to be a teacher. Most are having fun with their family and resting up before the new school year begins.
Others educators are trying to smuggle drugs into prison.
In New York, a highly regarded principal is accused of trying to sneak heroin to her incarcerated son, reports CBS News.
If all things are relative, maybe cheating on a standardized test isn't so bad.
Principal Sadie Silver, whose Brooklyn students have made dramatic improvements on standardized tests, was arrested along with her boyfriend on drug possession charges while the couple visited her son, who is doing time on weapons charges at a maximum-security prison.
No drugs were found on Silver, but she is charged with the same crimes as her boyfriend, Michael Acosta, who was caught in the prison screening room with two small balloons of heroin and painkillers.
Silver and Acosta are also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for taking Silver's young daughter along with them on the alleged smuggling run.
The New York City school system said Silver has been given a new job "away from the classroom."
I didn't know principals were in the classroom, but public education seems to have changed since I was part of it.
Silver, who had been principal since 2006, admitted two years ago to using her position to get her brother a job with a school vendor.
She may have been reassigned, but she still makes $130,000 a year. That sounds like a lot, but good lawyers are expensive.
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