Topic: school

‘Minimalist Kindergarten’ Are Two Words That Should Never Go Together

'Minimalist Kindergarten' Are Two Words That Should Never Go Together

An architect in Germany has designed a school building for children ages one through seven. Since it is a space for young children, you can imagine how bright, cheery, and safe it must be. Well, you have no taste and you imagined wrong. No, Ecker Architekten has said “Nein!” to childish design and created a building sure to please the most exacting modernist and depress their children. More »

Making A Dress Code Violator Wear A Neon Shame Suit Is A Bigger Distraction Than A Short Skirt

Making A Dress Code Violator Wear A Neon Shame Suit Is A Bigger Distraction Than A Short Skirt

Each school year, as constant as the tides, we hear about some kind of hullaballoo when it comes to the most important thing of all: dress codes. Because we live in dangerous times, where skanks ensnare and entrap unsuspecting teenage boys with their beguiling thigh skin and leggings — or as I like to call them, Satan’s Saran Wrap — it becomes necessary for school’s to step in and put those girls in their places. More »

Connecticut Parents Are Totally Overreacting About Their Kids Walking To School

Connecticut Parents Are Totally Overreacting About Their Kids Walking To School

Parents in Milford, Connecticut are up in arms after their school board decided that 200 students in the district would now have to walk to school rather than take the bus. Not uphill both ways, not past Mr. Jolly’s Home For Repeat Sex Offenders, just walking through their neighborhood on sidewalks and such.

All of our grandparents are turning in their graves. All of them. More »

A Teacher’s Dreams For Her School Year Are Pretty Much Dashed On Day One

A Teacher's Dreams For Her School Year Are Pretty Much Dashed On Day One

So, you know that Staples commercial? The one where a parent is skipping joyously through back-to-school supply aisles while the kids drag behind looking woeful? The Most Wonderful Time of the Year plays in the background—that one? This commercial speaks to me not just as a parent who is so ready for my kids to get out of my house – because one more senseless squabble and they will go live with grandma – but also as a teacher. I have been teaching high school for ten years now and back-to-school time is, simply put – magical. More »