Category Archives: Schools
In an effort to demonstrate that they have lost nearly all cognitive brain function, school administrators near Baltimore, MD have suspended a seven year old boy for eating his pop-tart into what a teacher believed to be a gun-like shape. The boy was trying to make the pop-tart mountain shaped. Currently under investigation by the school administration is kindergartner Louis [...]
I understand that schools are hypersensitive to the gun issue, but that certainly doesn’t mean that schools should jettison all manner of common sense. In Hyannis, MA, a five year old built a gun from Legos during an after school program. The school threatened to suspend him. Here’s the story, but before you click on [...]
A few boys at a middle school in Indiana have been either suspended or expelled because they viewed a topless photo of their teacher on a school-owned iPad. The school announced that, in addition to these suspensions, an 8th grade girl has been suspended for being sexually abused by her phys ed teacher, and that [...]
Although I don't really blame them, an Oklahoma school is in the news today for requiring a 5 year old to turn his University of Michigan shirt inside out.
Is Algebra Necessary? Put another way, if a kid can't do a sit-up, then shouldn't we cease requiring sit-ups? Where does it end? What is the point of having a standard if you are constantly lowering it?
To me, high school commencement addresses are like rolls with dinner. They help to fill up space but really aren’t all that tasty or memorable. One rarely says, that dinner was pretty good, but those rolls! Man, were they the best! In fact most of us probably don’t remember the name of the speaker, let [...]
We are near the end of graduation season and so a fitting time for me to vent on another thing that bothers only me: excessive celebration at the ceremony. I am sure you know what I mean. The MC says, “Please hold your applause until all the graduates have been called.” Then one family decides [...]
I ripped on Cleveland this week and have been taken to task that my opinions of Cleveland have tarnished my points of view. That may be so, I am not going to argue. The same can be said for what lies beneath, although I believe I am approaching this from the perspective of a parent [...]
CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a segment last night on the Khan Academy, which is essentially a series of online instructional videos for elementary school math. The guy was doing them on his own until Bill Gates got involved and threw a bunch of cash at him in order to make the video anthologies more user [...]
There is currently a war going on in our fair city in the most unlikeliest of places. You see metro Toledo currently has an amazing six Catholic high schools in the midst of rapidly increasing education costs and a rapidly declining school-age population. Four of the schools are devoted to a single sex environment, two are [...]