Category Archives: school

Schoolgirl kept in ‘isolation’ after dying hair red

What do you all think of this? Being I worked in a school, I know how some things seem silly but when you’re in a situation, things are different.

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Year ‘Round School

This has been a topic of great debate all over our country for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was horrified – HORRIFIED!! – at the thought of going to school all year. Who goes to … Continue reading

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How was your week? Mine was pretty great. We got a lot of flowers and bushes planted, and the yard is really starting to look nice. 🙂 Next week is Bailey’s last week of school. Monday he has his 1st … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Ok, here’s a discussion… recently, I think it was Santorum who said that the Department of Education should be abolished. It’s too big, it has the third largest budget of the Federal Government, and much of that money goes toward … Continue reading

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Pay for Absence?

On one hand, we have schools paying kids for perfect attendance. And now, we have schools requesting a “donation” every time you keep your child home from school. Parents in Orange Unified School District (Orange County, CA) received a letter … Continue reading

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Pay for Attendance?

Michael posted an article on his Facebook the other day, and just reading the title, “Cincinnati high school paying students to come to school,” I felt a rant coming on. How dare the school throw more taxpayer money at kids!! They should go … Continue reading

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An Udderly Ridiculous Mess

Here’s another “she said/she said”… A cheerleading coach in Cypress, TX went on a rant, screaming at her girls: “Who do you think you all are? Highfalutin Heifers! You can just come and go as you please!” There was more … Continue reading

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Overreaction or Right On?

As a mom, there are very few things I wouldn’t do to protect my son. Of course, I consider myself to be more on the “Free Range” side of the fence, so my idea of “protection” falls more within the … Continue reading

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No American Flags on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, it turns out, was NOT the battle for Mexican Independence. It was a small battle in a small community in Mexico, and Corona Beer found out about it and turned it into a massive (beer drinking) holiday…. … Continue reading

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Can Porn Stars Read?

Sasha Grey, an ex-porn-star, recently volunteered some very G-rated talents by visiting Emerson Elementary School near Los Angeles. She appeared as part of the “Read Across America” program, and read a book to 1st and 3rd graders. Parents did not … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno

Do you think this was the right move…or do you believe Joe Paterno should have been allowed to retire at the end of this season?

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Language immersion schools

What do you guys all think about this? I do know quite a few Canadian parents who chose to immerse their kids in French schools but I’m not familiar with all of these languages. What a huge choice. What other languages … Continue reading

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Full Days of School

I know that another post griping about school is going to make me look like I’m “anti-teacher.” I’m not. They do a job that I have consciously decided that I am not cut out for – spend all day, every … Continue reading

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From Parents to Teachers

Our friend MSSC posted a link to an article on his Facebook recently.  It is a letter, of sorts, from an educator to parents. We see a lot of these in the press, particularly around the beginning of the school … Continue reading

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School Dress Code

So, I’m sitting at our school’s Registration Day, and some of the other moms are discussing the new handbook. They revise it every year, so it doesn’t surprise me that we have a new one. Usually, it’s revised to include … Continue reading

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What do you guys think of this? Should teachers be prevented from having private relationships with their students? I have a few opinions and concerns but I’ll put mine in the comment area. I want to know what you guys think … Continue reading

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Are History Lessons Being Neglected?

Is history important to you? I’ve always loved history. Mostly American history but I really do love all history. So when I read this, it made me feel bad. Who decides what gets taken out of our classroom curriculum’s? Remember when … Continue reading

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Because ‘hold them accountable’ is Too Hard

Ok, this is one of those, “you have GOT to be kidding me. REALLY???” stories. Marshalltown is down near Des Moines, has around 27,000 residents. So it’s kind of a medium-ish town. At least in Iowa, it’s a medium-sized town. … Continue reading

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Old Glory Takes Another Beating

Frankie Girard is an 11-year old by from Orange, Massachusetts. One day, he noticed that another child (a Jehovah’s Witness) in his class was not saying The pledge with the rest of the class. So Frankie asked him why he … Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Shoes

An unidentified high school boy in Florida has been asked by his principal to not wear his signature high-heels to school.  According to the news report, this young man wears the shoes because they “make him feel more confident.” But … Continue reading

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To what lengths would you go?

All of us would do whatever our kids needed to have done to make them safe and happy. BUT, would you go to this extreme measure?

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Should the same rules apply to boys and girls?

I got into a “discussion” yesterday with my mom about this. She said that boys and girls are different and boys can say no. I said NO teacher should have sex with a student no matter what sex they are … Continue reading

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What’s your take?

What’s your take on this?

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What do you think?

What do you think of bullying? How about this?

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Trouble in Wisconsin…how do you weigh in?

I don’t want to get all “political” on anyone or start a big war. Let’s even leave politics out of it. How do you feel about what’s going on in Wisconsin with the rioting and the senators all leaving the state to avoid voting … Continue reading

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