Category Archives: Education

The Daily Show vs NCAA

This may be my favorite thing of the week. Some of the players integral to the NCAA tournament do not have enough money to eat, but I guess that’s the price you pay to be involved in a struggling start-up … Continue reading
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Greg Abbot Waxes About Those Inner City Kids

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is challenging Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas, unveiled an education reform plan this week that cites Charles Murray as a basis. The citation comes in the second paragraph of the introduction of the … Continue reading
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Posted in Education | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Catch Them While They’re Young

When I was a kid we went on field trips to museums or the actor’s theater. Kids in Pueblo County, Colorado are going on field trips to a god damn shooting range. A Pueblo County, Colo. middle school sent a … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Guns | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

What Could Go Wrong?

You will soon be allowed to carry guns in school parking lots in the state of Indiana. And I don’t mean college campuses, I mean every school K-12 and beyond. Both houses of the Indiana legislature voted Thursday night to … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Gun Fetishists, Guns | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Marathon Spelling Bee Ends With “Definition?”

Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning? KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation. On Saturday, the seventh-grader was declared the winner … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan’s Poor-Shaming Paper Bag Story is a Fake

After a commenter at Talking Points Memo pointed out that Paul Ryan’s poor-shaming sack lunch story sounded awfully familiar, Wonkette.com picked up the story and ran with it. As the commenter pointed out, the sad paper bag lunch story was … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Food | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Paul Ryan Shames Poor Parents, Poor Kids

I was going to say something witty or snarky about this, but frankly this may be the most despicable thing Paul Ryan has ever said. [Ryan] told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Ethics, Food | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

Nerd Power!

Josh Marshall called it, “Peak Prez Selfie.” Can’t say I disagree. They must be wearing their pocket protectors on the inside. Continue reading
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Posted in Education, President Obama, Science | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Illness at W. Virginia School Reported 3 Days Before Shutdown

According to the Charleston Gazette, West Virginia officials knew contaminated water was sickening the staff at a local elementary school three days before anything was done about it. The Gazette reports that state officials were notified of the problem on … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Environment | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Job Killers

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, South Carolina Republicans have voted to withdraw $70,000 in funding from two public colleges because two books based on gay people appeared on freshman reading lists. After the vote state lawmakers could be … Continue reading
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Best Persons

We’re back on school lunches again, but rather than talking about lunches being thrown away or honoring black history month with fried chicken and watermelon, we’re talking about something good. Well, something partially good. Kenny Thompson was worried about the … Continue reading
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Posted in Best Persons, Education, Food | Tagged | 4 Comments

Job Killer

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, Senator David “Da’Shitter” Vitter introduced a bill this week that would prohibit states from offering in-state tuition to immigrant students. This is the part where States’ Rights takes a backseat to your political … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Immigration, Jobs, Open Thread | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Are You Kidding Me?

I cannot explain why anyone would think this was a good idea. CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month. Students at Carondelet High … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Racism | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Tiny Takers

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Sandra Fluke has filed papers to run for the congressional seat that will be left open by retiring Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA). Since Limbaugh has already called her a slut and demanded that … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Open Thread | Tagged , | 6 Comments

What Women Want

Artist – Pat Bagley Two school employees were placed on leave today for taking lunch away from 40 children, and this story continues to be infuriating and awful. “I got a call from my daughter during the lunch hour. She … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Open Thread, War On Women | Tagged | 12 Comments

Worst Persons in the World

This is not only cruel, it’s also incredibly stupid. Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Worst Persons | Tagged , | 24 Comments

We’re Number One!

In school shootings. While the year is young, we’re on pace for a banner year in school shootings. [In] the first 14 school days of the year, there have been at least 7 school shootings. For sake of comparison, there … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Guns | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

President Obama signed an executive order today creating a task force to protect college students from sexual assault. He also had several meaningful things to say regarding sexual assault that no other president, and very few men in general, has … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Ethics, Misogyny, President Obama, War On Women | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

What Could Go Wrong?

Here’s a brilliant idea. Let’s allow teachers to carry fully-automatic weapons in schools. According to Senator Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party challenger Lee Bright, the Constitution is very clear; you should be able to carry any weapon into school buildings. COLMES: … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Guns, South Carolina | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Jack “Kids Should Sweep the Floor” Kingston Eats a Lot of Free Lunches

In December prior to the holiday break, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) asked are there no workhouses? KINGSTON: “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Ethics, Food | Tagged | 5 Comments