Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Once upon a time, Seattle's School Board decided to ban on-campus sales of junk food. But those elected buffoons EduPolicy experts are discovering (much to their financial dismay) that teens are a whole lot smarter than they gave 'em credit for because said teens have already gotten around the shortage of contraband calories by using the most ingenious (and obvious) of methods...

Over at The Median Sib, Carol has opened the midway of The Carnival of Education with a variety of exhibits and sideshows from across the EduSphere.

Not only is Professor P.Z. Myer's Pharyngula our favorite science blog and one of the best reads of the Progressive Left, it's also
the winner in the Best Science Blog category of this year's Weblog Awards.

Here's everything that you wanted to know about No Child Left Behind's A.Y.P. but
were afraid to ask.

The Wanker of the Day Award goes to the British school that is
telling nine and ten-year-olds that there is no Santa Claus! (We think that folks who spread this spurious rumor ought to be sentenced to listening to that most annoying of Christmas songs, Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer 100 times without letup.)

Wasn't there something said in a movie a few years ago about "cheaters never win and winners never cheat"? I guess that it took 'em long enough to
learn that lesson in the Cheat Town Camden, New Jersey school system.

Heh. It seems as though a Certain Member of Main's Portland School Committee had a little too much Christmas cheer, then stiffed a cabbie for a $4.65 fare, and finally led the police on a wild board member goose chase in which he wound up
plucked and tied.

Today's Non Sequitur: In the not-too-distant future, we just might find ourselves being sued in court....
by a machine. (Some might argue that human lawyers were replaced by 'souless' automatons years ago...)
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.