Spring break tips from Alan Sitomer (the genius behind BookJam).
In a true display of urban mixed use development, one Philly charter school has been set up to be a full on night club after hours. Like some 1920's speak easy where the chalk boards flip down to reveal racks of Crystol and Ciroc and the patrons come in to get "crunk". Rapper and scholar TI has been known to frequent the place.
Is this a new way to generate money for strapped school districts?
We're intrigued. Hey Philly, if we come down to check it out can we get comp'd bottle service?
FULL STORY: Charter school doubles as bar
|(Samson & the Prostitute - Judges 16:1 "and he went into her")|
Some students are outraged, others love it. The administration has made the right play here, by publicly acknowledging that the students are protected under the first amendment.
VIDEO: Texas College Campus Divided Over Bible for Porn Campaign
Basically, thousands of kids get sick each year because schools serve them food that has been recalled and/or is being manufactured in plants infected with bacteria, etc. On top of that, some American's are turning into little blobs, while others are going hungry.
In hopes of getting safer food in the guts of Americas youth, the senate is gearing up to vote on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This bill would commit an additional $4.5 billion to child-nutrition programs over the next 10 years and would be the largest overhaul the US school food system has seen in decades.
Why not have organic, locally grown, vegan food at all schools? Kids would be healthier, the planet would be healthier, and so would their conscience.
STORY: Sweeping school lunch bill clears Senate panel - USATODAY.com
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Having an awesome time down in Sarasota, FL with Lindsey Ray to help them bring Google Fiber down here to one of DetentionSlip.org's favorite states ;)
You can check out the live stream above or you can TEXT "LINDSEY" to 74574 for a free mp3 off her new EP.
I saw Lindsey play in NYC last month and fell in love with her great sound and positive energy.
She's also super nice in person.
Story: Teacher accused of instructing kids to kick fellow student
A teacher is on paid leave after allegedly ordering her class to kick a fellow student. 8th graders who were present at the beat down are reporting they were told the line up and take turns kicking another student as a punishment. One girl reported that she just pretended to kick him, and noticed that his legs were bruised and that he was crying.
While this teacher is on leave, it's important to point out that corporal punishment is still legal in Texas, along with 20 other states. Where do we draw the line?
If there is one thing we love more than shaking down the education system, it's teachers rapping about state tests... Brandon Curl, a 7th/8th Grade Science Teacher at Gary Lighthouse Charter School sent us this video.
P.S. Is that Radioheads Thom Yorke at 1:36? You decide...