Posts Tagged ‘public schools’

Hug Ban

Monday, April 5, 2010 20:53 6 Comments

A Portland school recently banned hugging. …the principal of West Sylvan Middle School, Allison Couch, issued the ban because the hugging was so disruptive that students could not pass each other in the hallway without a hug and were often late to classes because of a lengthy embrace.  Sometimes students would run down the hall [...]

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President of Detroit Public Skoolz Kant Rite Veri Goode

Saturday, March 13, 2010 6:25 12 Comments

Detroit school board chief Otis Mathis admits to a “grammar problem.” When some of his emails (consisting of 3rd-grade level grammar) got out in the public, the local media nicely jumped on it. From Laura Berman’s column: He also acknowledges he has difficulty composing a coherent English sentence. Here’s a sample from an e-mail he [...]

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Detroit Public Schools: Dumbest Ever?

Sunday, December 13, 2009 16:55 5 Comments

From the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Public Schools students posted the worst math results ever recorded in the 40-year history of a prestigious nationwide test, according to scores released today. Sixty-nine percent of fourth-graders and 77 percent of eighth-graders scored below basic skill levels in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a standardized [...]

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Matthew Yglesias Offers Up Another Ignorance Bomb

Sunday, August 30, 2009 15:54 2 Comments

I can’t think of a more unconvincing opportunist, on the entire Internet, than the unreadable, lifeless, progressive-socialist butt-kisser Matthew Yglesias. I’ve never witnessed any so-called writer who can manage to blab on so incessantly and attain so little outside of pleading for the “public good” while predictably invoking recycled left-wing buzzwords and been-there-done-that reformist tripe. [...]

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