Thursday, November 23, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Thursday, November 23, 2006

Now this is one smart kid: He's gone nuclear in his basement.

Since today is Thanksgiving, we couldn't help but wonder how our favorite holiday is being taught in Today's Forward-Thinking Classroom: Was it all about the Pilgrims and the Indians? Or t'was it the other way around?

In a major showdown involving an episode of "voting until they get it right," the Boston teachers union and their employers are at loggerheads over the conversion of a traditional elementary campus into a public charter school.

The Wanker of the Day Award is shared by...Susan Ross and her husband John. These two people have been charged with stealing millions of dollars from kids in Utah with a scheme to sell illegally photocopied textbooks to students. (In one case, they were billing a school district $93.00 for a book that was selling at stores for $13.22.)

A group of Florida teenagers got together over at a friend's house. One thing led to another and one of them ended-up being stuffed into the trunk of a car. The police were called, and they responded with guns drawn... and now there's red-faces all 'round the town.

Some 96 schools have been closed due to arson and insurgent attacks.... in Thailand.
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