Friday, October 27, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Friday, October 27, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day is 15-year-old Maryann Beck. The Iowa teenager has been arrested and charged with hauling down a U.S. Flag from its pole outside a VFW hall and burning it in a "pure act of vandalism."

Rats!! The wife of Dallas Cowboys coach Todd Haley alledgedly went into a McDonalds restaurant, allegedly ordered a salad, and allegedly got a little whole lot more than she paid for. Heh. Of course she's filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages...

Our quote of the day comes from Mahatma Gandhi: "We-- must be the change we wish to see in the world."

Over at Education Sector's, Andy Rotherham
has some interesting thoughts on the House of Spellings U.S. Department of Education's just-published New Rules regarding single-sex public school classrooms. (More here.)

With a 58% high-school graduation rate, Seattle's public school system appears to be in a state of meltdown: Get the story
here and there.

First, we had Fantasy Baseball. Then, we had Fantasy Football. But
is the world ready for Fantasy Crooks Congress?

Up in The Great White North's Quebec Province, children will study Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
or else.

In today's news from the Iraqi Civil War, the guerillas have delt a severe blow to government forces by
killing 8 policemen and their commander in an ambush near Baghdad. Sadly, four U.S. Marines and one Sailor have paid the ultimate price on behalf of us all... It appears as though the British are considering a major reduction of their forces pending continued success in their efforts to reform the Iraq's corruption-riddled police force and clear insurgents from the southern city of Basra.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.