Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday's Extra Credit Reading

Wow. We're speechless. A new California law signed by Governator Governor Schwarzenegger now gives courts the authority to order the parents of truant children to re-enroll their children in school. Now if only the legislature would allow educators to have the authority to direct that parents actually attend conferences with teachers when there is a need to discuss their child's academic needs.

A consultant hired by one Texas school district
is telling children to fight back if their classroom is invaded by an armed intruder. (What on Earth could those people down in the Lone Star state be thinking? This one just leaves us banging scratching our collective heads...)

Joanne Jacobs has more about training kids to repel an armed invasion of their school.

If you've a passion for Weird Science and Things Weirdly Scientific, then Harvard University's "Ignoble Awards"
are for you.

Is this
the beginning of the end for Liberal talk radio's Air America?

Those of us of a certain age and gender often had "a thing" for Debbie Harry (
bio here) of the rock group Blondie. She and other acts such as the Ramones and Talking Heads were part of Something Big back in the late 70s and early 80s. Now we've learned the sad news that CBGB, the New York City club which helped launch the careers of many of rock's icons, is closing its doors.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.