Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

In a submission from our Department of the Ironic we have Rose Rock, the mother of comedian Chris Rock, filing a lawsuit against Cracker Barrel alleging that she was the victim of racial discrimination. (Does this mean that when Chris Rock refers to white people as "crackers," that they can sue him for damages?)

Indiana Superintendent Dr. Mark J. Stock is telling us about a group of high school students who have traveled back in time to refight The Battle of Britain. (I've always wanted to fly a Spitfire; maybe in a past future life...)

A Florida karate instructor
charged with 210 counts of "lewd and lascivious molestation?" How on Earth could this have happend?

One California high school is preparing for intruders with the police practicing in an empty school
PLEASANT HILL - "All staff: This is a code green intruder alert."

As the voice boomed over the College Park High School loudspeaker Tuesday, the career center door swung shut.

Blinds dropped and flipped. Lights flicked off.

The campus's 74 classrooms sat in silence as the halls swarmed with SWAT team members.

"The last time we did this, we had classes still going. Kids were being loud," said Ron Priebe, a Pleasant Hill police officer.

He surveyed the silent, empty quad and the still hallways usually bustling with students.

"They're good this time. Big improvement."
I'm not so sure about that "Big improvement" part...

In news from the Iraq Civil War, a number of our soldiers are going on patrol with a "Star-Trek type" of
translating gadget. Tragically, the Department of Defense is announcing the death of 10 U.S. troops in Iraq on Tuesday, while one California high school has now lost it's third graduate in the conflict.

Heh. Who would have guessed that somebody had generated a list of the
top ten sins committed by bosses? (What I really liked about the piece was the top ten positive traits that employees wished that their bosses possessed...)
See our latest EduPosts here, yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there, and today's Carnival of Education over at her place.