Friday, November 10, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Friday, November 10, 2006

U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is off on yet another taxpayer-paid sight-seeing-junket field trip, this time to Japan, Korea, and Communist China. (See our backstory on the globe-trotting EduCrat-In-Chief here.)

Here's a different kind of "he said-he said:" Did the high school principal start the scuffle by grabbing a student or was the student who jumped on the prinicpal's back justified in his actions? You
make the call.

Goodness knows that the world doesn't need any angry eunuchs running amok getting into all sorts of mischief. Thankfully, those without 'nads have found
gainful employment with the gov'ment.

The always forward-thinking Ms. Cornelius of A Shrewdness of Apes made us chuckle when she took a whimsical look at the things that she has done. (We can't help but wonder what that kangaroo meat tasted like...)

Over in England, our transatlantic cousins
are actually trying to improve school food with the hiring of a well-known chef. (Heh. English food. Is that an oxymoron or merely a contradiction in terms?)

Here is something we like: in response to parental requests, Seattle schools
are expanding the number of high school campuses that offer international programs.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.