Topic: schools

Closing Cleveland Schools For Ebola Isn’t Actually Protecting Anyone

Closing Cleveland Schools For Ebola Isn't Actually Protecting Anyone

In a glaring example of hysteria at it’s finest, two Cleveland-area schools have closed due to a staff member having traveled on a Frontier Airlines plane the night after Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson had flown on it. I understand the schools wanting to take the proper precautions but if they are closing Cleveland schools for Ebola concerns, why stop there? Aren’t there grocery stores, gas stations, libraries and a number of other public places where people could come into contact with the disease? Clearly, this reaction is totally overboard and only serves to frighten people needlessly.
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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 »