Monday's Extra Credit Reading
Who would have thought that getting in touch with their inner woman would be of benefit to those who've suffered traumatic brain injuries?
I was amazed when I learned that the United States Congress had finally decided to do something about the problem of illegal immigrants flooding across our southern border. (Down here in California's so-called "Imperial" Valley, illegal border crossings have actually accelerated since 9-11.) Our local schools play host to hundreds of students who actually cross the border each and every day; while actually living in Mexico, these parents rent the use of an address (mail drop) in order to illegally evade residency requirements.
Here's a shocker: Nebraska-based Nelnet is alleged to have pocketed over $278 million by improperly billing the U.S. Department of Education for student-loans. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is promising to investigate. (Heh. If Spellngs is as tough on corporate scofflaws as she is on elementary school teachers, somebody in Nelnet's corporate suite had better be quaking in their boots...)
Now why can't public school cafeterias consider letting students eat fresh?