Reading and ‘Riting and Retrograde Military Equipment…

It’s no secret that going to school is a dangerous propositions these days.

Rampant bullying, school shootings, and John Green books show just how bad things have gotten. It’s clearly not safe to attend school, especially for teachers and administrators.

Luckily, there someone looking out for our embattled schools: the military. Continue reading

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Let’s stop bullying at the root

A couple months ago, we looked at how a New Zealand school was eliminating bullying.

But what’s good for the kiwis might not be good for us Americans. That’s why it’s nice to see a North Carolina school has come up with their own way to solve the bullying problem, by going right to the source.

They’re asking the bullied kid to stop being such a target.

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Won’t somebody please think of the ****ing children?

The English language is a living, breathing, evolving language, meaning its speakers are an affront to God.

This linguistic evolution is capably illustrated by the Oxford English Dictionary adding around 900 new words to the dictionary.

And the evolution is capably proven evil and destructive by the words that have been added, as the OED is clearly trying to destroy America’s youth.

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Hopefully a lesson is learned

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, get suspended or fined.

That’s what a Rutgers professor and two South Carolina colleges learned recently.

Professor and prominent anthropologist Robert Trivers told his class that he was looking forward to learning the material along with them, because he was unfamiliar with it, to earn his suspension. The two South Carolina colleges assigned books with homosexual themes, prompting the state legislature to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars of funding.

These are real things that happened!

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The Sochi Olympics version would involve bears

High schools often host prom after-parties to try to give teens something to do besides what the popular kids are going to do. The problem, of course, is that those events cost money, so the schools hold fundraisers.

That’s the case for Brunswick High School in Ohio, but now they’re in hot water for how they’re trying to raise money.

Angry parents, residents, and groups have been planning protests in response to the school’s scheduled event of donkey ball.

It's just what you imagined.

It’s what you imagined.

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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Last week, we saw how corporations and the government were working to teach kids the valuable lesson that everyone wants to take your money at all times.

This week, the education of America’s youth continues in a more direct fashion, at an elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Uintah Elementary, like many area schools, has an electronic payment system for school lunches, so parents can load up their kid’s account from home and the account is credited when the child receives the lunch. The kids thus learn the valuable lesson of credit cards being free money.

And bullies have to learn new ways to get lunch money.

And bullies have to learn new ways to get nerds’ lunch money.

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Man vs. Nature: The Path to Victory

Bullying, and how to stop it, has been a major topic lately. Now a school in New Zealand is making news for possibly having found the solution: eliminating safety.

Principal Bruce McLachlan of Swanson Primary School in Auckland signed up to be part of a study two years ago to see what happens when you give children more freedom at recess, but McLachlan went further and got rid of the rules altogether.

The boring, sterile playground equipment is gone, replaced by trees to climb and the “loose parts pit” full of random things like tires and a fire hose to play in. Now the kids are free to ride skateboards and scooters, explore the natural elements around them, and play something called “bullrush” which sounds like something that should be studied for concussion rates. The results showed the kids were more active, which is what was expected.

What was completely unexpected by the researchers were the number of behavioral changes shown. Continue reading