Thursday, December 07, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Thursday, December 07, 2006

From our "You're Never Too Old Department," we have this rare gem about the 86-year-old who has become the world's oldest third-grader.

And the Wanker of the Day Award goes to... Virginia middle school teacher Mike Mousetis, who was
suspended off the job after he took a fake syringe from his desk drawer and offered to use it on a student who was complaining of pain.

Hey! Muffy! Here's a class
just for us Trust Fund Kids. It's called, "How to be a Good Philanthropist." (We're just kidding! But the caricatures of Muffy-N-Skip are such irresistable targets...)

While a candidate for that office, Virginia's Governor Timothy M. Kaine promised that all children in that state would have access to state-funded preschool. It appears as though he is about to
make good on his promise.

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. So many of our high school students have absolutely no clue as to the significance of December 7, 1941. Has
a survivor of that long-ago Day of Infamy came and spoken to students at your local high school? If the answer is no, why not?

Today's Non-Sequiturs: Fans of NBC's Saturday Night Live will be
pleased to learn that the Complete First Season (some say the Only Season) has just come out on DVD.

Would you believe that there are some 12 million suburbanites living in poverty?
Believe it!
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.