Extra Credit Reading: Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Merit pay for teachers isn't just controversial here in the United States, it's also starting to become a bone of contention in Australia.
This train story from England gives a whole new meaning to the term "toilet humour" while this related sea-going
It's sad that in this age of technology and standardized testing that cursive writing is becoming a lost art. (We find it doubly sad because it doesn't have to be that way; both Japanese and Chinese students somehow find the time to study calligraphy.)
In today's news from the Iraqi Civil War, one of our soldiers is missing in action, possibly captured by the enemy, while the U.S. Marines are announcing that they have killed six guerillas, wounded four and netted five sniper rifles. (Be sure to scroll down and take a look at the total haul of captured equipment.) Enemy forces loyal to anti-American Muslim "cleric" Muqtada al-Sadr have re-emerged in Amara, (the city that they captured from government forces last week) hunting-down and killing four policemen from a rival Shiite militia.