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2nd N.J. teachers union prez suspended after undercover video

The Union City teachers union chief is under fire after the release of an undercover video that shows her denigrating some of the city's public-school students, suggesting a teacher not report that he hurt a student and referring to a Union City teacher who had sex with a child but was not charged criminally.

Conservative group Project Veritas, which has been slammed by the statewide teachers union for "using dishonest and illegal tactics to fabricate false stories," released the 15-minute video on Wednesday morning, one day following the release of a similar video that resulted in the suspension of a teachers union president in Hamilton Township. Kathleen Valencia, president of the Union City Education Association, is identified as the woman in the newest sting.

Asked to comment, a statement from the school district says Valencia has been suspended.

"The board finds the comments that were made deeply disturbing and inappropriate because they in no way reflect the views, and core beliefs and values, of our school district, or of the professionalism of our educators, and other employees," the statement says. "We have no governing control over the UCEA, its policies or procedures — we are separate and distinct entities. The UCEA does not speak for our school district."

NY Times Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson Resigns Following Investigation.. MYSTERY!

The Metro Editor for The New York Times has resigned following an investigation, according to an email sent to the newsroom on Monday.

The email, from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joseph Kahn, says that Wendell Jamieson's resignation came "after an investigaton," and notes that Susan Chira will act as interim Metro Editor effective immediately. The email also includes a statement from Jamieson.

“Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life. I regret ​and apologize for ​my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances," Jamieson's statement reads.

Baquet and Kahn also note that, "To protect the privacy of those involved, we do not intend to comment further."
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