Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday's Extra Credit Reading

My goodness! Down in Lynchburg, Virgina, young women are continuing to protest... against... young men!

Uber blogger and college professor Glen Reynolds of Instapundit
laments the probable extinction of cursive writing.

In today's EduNews from New York City, it's being intimated that public sporting facilities are to be all but given away leased to exclusive private schools on downright unethical the most favorable of terms.

Connecticut middle school teacher Robert Williams was suspended for 30 days without pay for allegedly criticizing a student's appearance in class last year. On his first day back this year,
he's suspended again for allegedly using "racially-offensive" language last year while not in the presence of students. Is Mr. Williams The Victim of the Day? Or is he The Wanker of the Day? You make the call.

Consider checking out what the homies are up to over at
the latest edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted this week by Nerd Family.

And of course, we heartily invite you to visit
the 88th midway of The Carnival of Education, hosted by us here at The 'Wonks.

Well... some 5 years after 9-11, it looks as though the United States Government has finally gotten the intestinal fortitude to actually charge one of our home-grown terror suspects with an accusation that fits the alleged criminal act:
A California-born convert to Islam, accused of making a series of al Qaeda propaganda videos, became on Wednesday the first American charged with treason since the World War Two era, U.S. Justice Department officials said.

Fugitive Adam Gadahn, 28, who is believed to be in Pakistan, was accused of treason, which carries a maximum punishment of death, and providing material support to al Qaeda, they said.

According to the charges, Gadahn appeared in five videos broadcast between October 2004 and September 11, 2006, giving al Qaeda "aid and comfort ... with the intent to betray the United States."
A non-plussed Barbara Streisand sings mocks President Bush, engages a heckler, and then drops an "F-Bomb" on the crowd. (At $240 per ticket, what were the folks expecting from Babs? Respect for the fools who chumped-up the price of admission her audience?)
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Carnival of Education there.