Story: No spellcheck on school sign
In an effort to record as accurate GPA's as possible, Pittsburgh schools hand out a grade of 50% for any missing or incomplete work. So basically, 0%=50%. You can see why some of the lesser motivated students are perfectly content with that score. I am glad we are teaching kids that by not trying at all, it's pretty much like giving half your effort. That little life skill will come in handy when they enter the job market, and are quickly fired for poor work performace.>
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Story: Coffee mistaken for a gun causes scare at east metro high school
Authorities were unclear if the suspect wanted to unload some rounds, or scold students to death with hot coffee. As it turns out, he was just a simple man taking a walk in the winter trying to keep warm with a cup of joe in the morning. What a great reason to lock down a school. You have got to love eye witness accounts.>
Story: Special ed director parks in handicap space
It sends a very poor message when the administration does not follow the same standards set for the rest of the students and staff. Not to mention this is actually illegal. In related news, a gym teacher was spotted eating McDonalds, an English teacher was caught using spell check, a guidance counsel was seen smoking a joint, and the principal was in the hall without a pass.