A teacher’s list of banned excuses for not reading the syllabus or being prepared for class. Dear Students, Sometimes I long to return to simpler days of student excuses, when dogs allegedly ate your homework. … Read moreMid-Term Addendum to My Syllabus for Freshman Composition II
DeVos and Trump would like to turn the public school system into a corporate mill. Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch’s two mischievous boys? While the Koch brothers have stayed out of the national … Read moreShould We Entrust Our School Children to Corporate Profiteers?
One especially ugly example of how poor kids are treated in school is an abhorrent practice called “lunch shaming.” These are hard times for America’s gold miners. They’re struggling to haul wealth out of the … Read moreWhat is Worse Than Being Poor?
NYU is recruiting, and middle schools may hold students with great potential Office of Admissions New York University New York, NY 10003 Dear John, Listen. You’ve impressed us. And we wanted to let you know. … Read moreCollege Pitch to a Middle School Student
Journal entry: September 13, 1982 (age 13) – Nicknames My buddy, Vinny Gallagher, tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Your brother Dan is out in the hall.” I turned around in my chair/desk combo … Read moreLost Journal: “Twit” Lacks Wit, as Far as Nicknames Go
Twenty-eight year old Lynn Sherwood is a happily married, mother of two children and she loves teaching the seventh grade. However, that all changed Friday evening when Fuggit County policemen knocked on her front door. … Read moreTeacher Jailed For Not Finding Students Attractive
Keeping schools safe: Yet another student arrested Hunter Spanjer, who also goes by “Little John Wayne” or the “Tiny Terminator,” depending on the social situation, became the latest student arrested for bringing firearms onto school … Read moreDeaf 3-Year Old Student Arrested for Bringing Finger-Gun to School
More realistic education bumper stickers For years we have seen the mantra, “If you can read this, thank a teacher,” thrown at us from bumper stickers and signs everywhere. Of course the school system will … Read moreNew Bumper Stickers for Our Mass Education Times
There is more to why we like music than just catchy beats Everybody loves music. We tend to favor certain kinds, and maybe we call the other guy’s listening pleasure “noise.” But we’re hard-wired to … Read moreInfographic: The Psychology of Music
Does Buzz Bissinger score a touchdown with you, or do you find him personally foul? The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (author of the 1988 bestseller and cautionary tale “Friday Night Lights”) has stirred up quite a … Read moreShould College Football Be Abolished?