Friday, May 29, 2009

Clout goes to college --

An alarming college admissions story about the state -- read Blagojevich, Burris, et al -- that now appears to be outpacing New Jersey and Louisiana in terms of corruption. News stories such as these are sure to affect the infamous US News and World Report College Rankings.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

They read everything so we don't have to

Interesting concept, and I'm a dog owner and hardly a prude, but that bit with the guy and his mutt was a bit much.

Monday, May 11, 2009

This year, 'senioritis' may have dire consequences

Each spring, I hear the discussions -- both the formal ones during faculty meetings, and the informal ones at lunch or over coffee -- about the dwindling attention spans and attendance of our senior students. And despite all of our professional or personal protestations, seniors have blithely blundered on through to graduation still pulling pranks in school, skipping class, or generally shutting their effort down, without much of a public impact on their post-secondary school plans. Not anymore, according to a recent article, which could be bad news for folks looking to become knowledgeable and more employable by attending college in an already bleak economic climate.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ACLU Asks Tennessee Schools to Stop Banning Gay Educational Sites

Considering the anti-erudite means by which we're technologically governed, I'm actually surprised that our heavily-firewalled district is able to access all the sites mentioned in this article. Perhaps these are the differences between K-12 education in Michigan, and the south?