Excellence in Education

O rly? A Cleveland-area principal says he’s embarrassed his students got proof of their “educaiton” on their high school diplomas. Westlake High School officials misspelled “education” on the diplomas distributed last weekend. It’s been the subject of mockery on local radio. That’s nothing…last week, our 8 year old daughter received a trophy for making the […]

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Draw, Mrs. Peabody!

Ok, here’s a teaching tactic I honestly never thought of: A Texas teacher has filed a police complaint alleging a principal threatened to kill some science teachers if students did poorly on standardized tests. *blink* YEAH!  Teaching Texas-style!  If your class tanks the SAT-10s, I’ll see you on the football field, mister, and you’d better […]

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Oh Yes, THAT’S Going to Help

Parenting school required, STAT: A British Columbia father has sued his son’s Grade 2 Montessori teacher claiming that she “purposely and maliciously worked to damage the self-esteem” of his son over such things as failing to encourage the child’s spelling, not sending home a daily homework list and, in one case, displaying an unfinished poem […]

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Sometimes the Issue Isn’t the Issue

This kid and his parents and his dog I’m sure are good people. I’m sure the superintendent has the capacity to be a good person as well. I even believe that the Human Rights Division Commissioner is probably a good person. But the dog isn’t the damn issue here. And oddly enough, neither is the […]

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Thank the Gods it Wasn’t Tylenol!

Yet more proof that everyone involved in educating our children haven’t the least business being there: Savana Redding, an eighth grade honor roll student at Safford Middle School in Tucson, Arizona, was pulled from class on October 8, 2003 by the school’s vice principal, Kerry Wilson. Earlier that day, Wilson had discovered prescription-strength ibuprofen – […]

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Standards for the Standards

It’s a slow start to the week here at the Casa de la Ligne. Ted had a largish cyst cut out of the back of his leg on Friday and spent the weekend determinedly not thinking about the painkiller prescription the doctor failed to prescribe. Extra Strength Tylenol is decidedly not. We spent a chunk […]

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