Friday, December 22, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Friday, December 22, 2006

A federal judge has just halted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's coup d'etat attempted takeover of the Los Angeles public school system. Related: The L.A. Time's edublog School Me! is all over the story.

Thery're going after cyberbullies in Wisconsin. And don't miss that articles side story about the board's debate of a new proposal to raise the minimum G.P.A. for athletes from D+ to C-. (Disc: We thoroughly dislike bullies, as we believe that all children have an absolute right to go to school without worring about threats or physical assaults.)

Iran's president whackjob-in-residence Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is learning what student activism
is all about.

Meanwhile, New Jersey teacher David Paszkiewicz is learning all about the high price of running his mouth
proselytizing his religion in front of a captive audience of students a public school classroom.

Today's Non-Sequitur: Like many, we've just about had
our belly-full of this year's Christmas fad, those air-headed yard decorations. There's more here.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit there.