Monday, November 20, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Monday, November 20, 2006

This meaty New York Times piece takes a look at the problems that schools are having with closing the test score "race gap" between minority and white students that has persisted since standardized testing began.

Convicted child rapist and former P.E. teacher Pamela Rogers wants her eight-year prison sentence reduced. The attractive 28-year old is pleading "emotional stress." (Under an earlier plea arrangement, Rogers was freed on probation but just couldn't resist sending nudie photos of herself to her victim and was thus sent to the slammer.) Much more on this pedophile here.

It's anti-bullying week throughout Northern Ireland.

With their country now being torn-apart by civil war, Iraqi students fear that the worsening violence may cause the death of their education system.

Have you ever had one of "those days" in the classroom? No matter how bad that it does get, It couldn't be as bad as the one that this four-flippered guy was having...

Remember Ward Churchill? He is the fake Indian and Colorado University professor who referred to the victims of 9-11 as "little Eichmanns" in one of his writings. In the latest update of this tale, it appears as though Churchill will be fired from his sinecure post after a university committee found that he is guilty of plagiarism and fabricating research. More here.

Emelie Weil has just had her 107th birthday! Just imagine the history that she's seen...
See our latest EduPosts and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading.