Topic: schools

‘Christians Against Dinosaurs’ Exists, In Case You Needed Something To Laugh About Today‏

'Christians Against Dinosaurs' Exists, In Case You Needed Something To Laugh About Todayâ

In what I deeply hope for the sake of humanity is a joke, a Christian parent posted on a message board about their concern for our children learning about dinosaurs. Not just that they aren’t real because of their religious beliefs, but because they are questioning the morality of dinosaurs. If it’s a joke, it’s a fantastic one. If they are serious, I am truly afraid for our future as a species. More »

School History Club’s Selma Trip Canceled To Prevent Them From Hearing Swear Words

School History Club's Selma Trip Canceled To Prevent Them From Hearing Swear Words

Selma exposes a painfully raw spot in our country’s history, one often ignored or glossed over in history classes. So when a high school history club in Alabama planned a special trip to go see the movie, the response from the school district administration was overwhelmingly positive … right? Oh wait, no, it was to cancel the trip and forbid the club from going. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, everyone! More »

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 »