Extra Credit Reading: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Today's Red Apple Salute goes to... Microsoft Corporation, which is offering $6 million in grants to Seattle area middle schools to help improve math and science education.
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings took along some high-powered friends to visit the Cincinati Zoo. They went in order to make yet another pitch for next year's renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act. (Heh. We can't help but snicker at the thought of a Zoo putting-on an exhibition of EduCrats in their Natural Habitat.)
First, teacher Alan Snow was suspended for some undisclosed reason. Then, Alan's principal Ron Rash was suspended for "the way he handled the [still undisclosed] allegations against Snow." Could all this non-reportage on the part of the media be a part of a larger Snow Job?
No fewer than 17 science teachers in New York City's Susan E. Wagner High School are alleging that their vice principal changed, or ordered others to change, students' grades on an official state examination, the passage of which is a graduation requirement.
Here's an excellent little one-page excerpt from Lance Wubbels' To A Child LOVE is Spelled T-I-M-E that puts the time that we do find to spend with our own children into perspective. (Be prepared to have your heartstings tugged.)
We have two candidates (from the same city) for The Wanker of the Day Award; take your pick:
1. The Tulsa, Oklahoma teacher who was arrested for driving down the freeway sans clothing.
2. The other Tulsa, Oklahoma teacher who was arrested for exposing himself to an undercover policeman in a park restroom.
Every Halloween, it seems as though some kid comes to school dressed as Adolf Hitler. This year was no different.