This week students at Lincoln Elementary School in Evanston, Illinois were told that all festivities on Halloween have been cancelled and the 31st will be treated like any other school day – link to story. The school gives religious reasons for the action. I have heard multiple schools’ tone down parades and other Halloween related … Continue reading School cancels Halloween for PC fall festival.
Really, dating is the biggest damn problem in schools. Never mind test scores, mental illness, teen suicide rates skyrocketing. If we stop kids from dating, we will be just fine. What a crock. But one Indiana school thinks this is the big crisis. They tried to ban fifth graders from dating. Teachers sent a letter … Continue reading Sorry kids, dating will ruin your learning
Well, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how kids were being punished for not be up to date on their lunch accounts. They were getting peanut butter and jelly, tuna fish or fruit and vegetables. I pointed out how my former school was serving lunches beyond unhealthy. We are talking fried corn dog nuggets, … Continue reading Yes, that is poo on your school lunch tray.
I already did a blog about teen suicide. But something happened today to entice me to do a ‘follow-up’. A little background here. Arizona, my home state, leads the nation in suicides of children between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. The state also ranks 13th in the nation in teen suicides between … Continue reading What happens when teachers get overloaded?
Allow me to start this blog with a simple premise – some people talk without thinking or knowing the facts. An example of this is late night cable talk show host Bill Maher. This is a guy who wants thousands of Americans to lose their jobs and their livelihoods just to unseat a president he … Continue reading Bill Maher is a bully when it comes to obesity.
It’s back to school time. A time for learning, making friends and growth. Children show up with their new outfits to show off, friends reunite, and sports and extra-curricular programs are starting. Teachers welcome students back with smiles and excitement as they begin the journey to educate young people and have a successful school year. … Continue reading How can we stop mentally ill children from creating school chaos?
I turned on the television yesterday and all I saw were people yelling at each other, calling each other names. If you did not know, I was watching one of those cable news programs (exception to the rule). The one thing I did not hear in the entire 30 minutes this quarrelsome debate over various … Continue reading The ‘Thank You’ challenge!