Topic: schools

Pittsburgh Schools Win By Choosing Teaching Time Over Testing Time

Pittsburgh Schools Win By Choosing Teaching Time Over Testing Time

Imagine your kids could squeeze in an extra week of learning every school year. Before you cringe at the loss of vacation time, let me tell you that this extra time would come without anyone having to arrive early or stay late, and that it wouldn’t cut into a minute of Christmas, summer, or spring break. All that would have to happen is the school district cutting in half the amount of time it subjects its elementary schoolers to standardized testing, as Pittsburgh schools are planning to do this year. More »

School Board Wants Parents To Stop Dressing Like Slobs To Set An Example For Students

 School Board Wants Parents To Stop Dressing Like Slobs To Set An Example For Students

Give me a break. I think if parents take the time to actually show up at school to either meet with teachers or administrators or to pick their kids up they can dress how they want. At least they care enough to show up at the school. And a lot of the times when a parent does show up at the school it’s because the school has called for whatever reason, because one of our dumb kids is sick or busted for something and we need to rush right down there to get them. If they wanted parents to dress all fancy and not wear curlers then they could at least have the decency not to call us during the day when our stories are on. More »

Future Racists Of America Pissed They Can’t Wear Their American Flag T-shirts To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Future Racists Of America Pissed They Can't Wear Their American Flag T-shirts To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Today in “It’s all about meeeee and I don’t care how racially intolerant this makes me seem” teenager news, a mess of teenagers all have their tighty whiteys (and I mean WHITEYS) in a bunch because they didn’t get to wear their American flag T-shirts as some political statement when a Live Oak High School in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill told them to turn their T-shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo. More »

Disgusting Cruelty: Over A Dozen Animals Slaughtered At A Detroit School For Pregnant Teens

Disgusting Cruelty: Over A Dozen Animals Slaughtered At A Detroit School For Pregnant Teens

In 2012, Detroit was neck and neck with New Orleans for the title of Murder Capital and it usually ranks in the top five. With blocks and blocks of abandoned and burned out houses it’s not an easy place to live, especially for pregnant and teen mothers. The school is a charter school run by Evans Solutions. For students who attend the Catherine Ferguson Academy , they are required to be accepted by at least one college by the time they graduate. They is daycare on site. There is also a very large garden, which is referred to as the farm. More »