#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 […]
Teacher of the Week January 28th, 2008 @ 8:24 am PDT
I’m proud to announce that my sister-in-law is the Seminole County teacher of the week.
Is that a burrito in your pocket or … April 29th, 2005 @ 2:16 pm PDT
A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito. The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos […]
Lesley University March 24th, 2005 @ 12:51 pm PDT
Congratulations to my little sister, Michelle! She just got accepted to Lesley University! Right in the middle of Harvard Square! How cool is that?
Cheaters, Inc. November 26th, 2001 @ 9:00 pm PDT
The people at hemingwaypapers.com claim to have “nearly one hundred different essays” for sale. The site is allegedly a resource for research, but it smells more like plaigarism to me. At $8.95 / page you would probably be better served by doing all the work on your own. Trust me, students, your Hemingway professor has […]
School Rules April 10th, 2001 @ 7:23 am PDT
A fifth-grade girl at Cincinnati’s Mount Airy School says at least 15 boys have been trading soda and cash for sex with at least five girls. [link via me-fi]
Bart-writing-on-the-chalkboard June 25th, 2000 @ 7:58 pm PDT
My favorite “Bart-writing-on-the-chalkboard”: I will not get very far with this attitude.
My Birthday June 12th, 2000 @ 8:47 pm PDT
<blab>Have I mentioned that I will soon be 27? Because that is freaking me way-the-hell-out the more I think about it. I was running past a high school today and there were all these high school kids running track. I was running. They were running. I am seriously not in high school any more. I […]
Pawtucket, RI June 8th, 2000 @ 8:46 am PDT
I was born in Pawtucket, RI … when I was kid at St. Paul’s elementary school in Daytona Beach, FL, I used to always feel a special connection to Jesus because I, too, had been INRI … Wow! I thought I was the only one who ever thought that …
Joke May 28th, 2000 @ 6:59 am PDT
Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school? He was buttering up his teacher.