#FailureFactories April 19th, 2016 @ 12:07 pm PDT
In just eight years, Pinellas County School Board members turned five schools in the county’s black neighborhoods into some of the worst in Florida. First they abandoned integration, leaving the schools overwhelmingly poor and black. Then they broke promises of more money and resources. Every year, they turn out a staggering number of children who […]
Federal Student Loan Repayment Change March 21st, 2012 @ 10:08 am PDT
Since 1996 — that’s 16 years! — I have been paying $182.26/mo on my federal student loans. The money is directly debited from my checking account each month. A few years ago the amount changed from $182.26/mo to $182.25/mo, and the Department of Education sent me a letter which I had to sign and return […]
Seminole County Teacher of the Year April 18th, 2008 @ 7:35 am PDT
Congratulations to my little sister-in-law! Last night she was named the State of Florida’s 2008-2009 Seminole County Teacher of the Year!
Teacher of the Week January 28th, 2008 @ 8:24 am PST
I’m proud to announce that my sister-in-law is the Seminole County teacher of the week.
Colossal Colon December 20th, 2002 @ 6:49 am PST
Colossal Colon Kicks Off 20-City Tour Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to crawl through the Colossal Colon when it comes to a city near you in 2003. The 40-ft. long replica of the human colon is on the road, courtesy of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, to raise awareness of early detection […]
Grammar December 21st, 2001 @ 11:25 pm PST
“Grammatical English is now the near-exclusive province of the middle-aged and elderly because it hasn’t been formally taught in most schools … for about thirty years. Knowledge of the mechanics of how words, clauses, and phrases are hooked up to form sentences and paragraphs has been withheld from most children for such a long time […]
The Scabies August 22nd, 2000 @ 10:39 pm PDT
The Scabies – A Musical Troupe Educating Youth about STDs! “… performs at public schools nationwide, educating young folks about sexually transmitted diseases”
Ritalin June 5th, 2000 @ 12:02 pm PDT
From For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture, by James B. Twitchell (p.186, 1997, St. Martin’s Griffin) In my estimation, ten minutes under the dunce cap may have done more than vials of Ritalin for those suffering from attention deficit disorder, dysrationalia, or whatever affliction du jour is conjured up by counselors […]