Extra Credit Reading: Friday, November 03, 2006
And now some whack-job has sent three New Jersey school districts letters threatening their elementary schools and making reference to the attack on a Pennsylvania Amish school where five girls were killed last month...
Back in 2004, an Air Force F-16 fighter accidentally strafed a New Jersey high school during a night-time exercise. No one was hurt, although a few rounds did cause some minor damage to one of the buildings. Now we learn from our friends over at Diggers Realm that the U.S. taxpayer will pony-up over $500,000 in "damages." (Back in '04, we ourselves took some whimsical looks (first, second, third) at the incident.)
In Britain, they also have some concerns about out-of-control classrooms. What's the British solution? Teachers shouldn't be so "boring."
What with all the political candidates running amok seeking voter support by appealing to family-related issues all of a sudden, Eponymous Educator notes, If it's education, it's also an election year. We couldn't agree more with E.E.'s observation.
Our quote of the day comes from Robert H. Goddard, who pioneered rocket flight: "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
Wanna study a language that will get you a well-paying job immediately upon graduation? Then EdWonk's alma mater is where you wanna go.
Have you imbibed your daily dose of red wine today? Some are saying that the fruit of the vine just might be the secret to a long and