School Teachers Fail Our Youth, Let Them Watch Tournament In Class

While adults everywhere are doing their damndest just to get a few hours away to watch some basketball, kids today get to watch the games in class. Because their teachers let them. Odds are, somewhere in America there is a kid watching the NCAA Tournament in class with a father who just got his testicles snipped so he… » 3/20/14 7:25pm 3/20/14 7:25pm

Back to School: Lunch Is a Problem That Comes Every Day

When you have children of your own, you realize for the first time what your own parents went through, things you couldn't possibly have understood when you were a child—and really are better off not having understood, because the knowledge would have been debilitating. There's the abyssal terror at having brought a… » 9/16/13 9:26pm 9/16/13 9:26pm

The Outrage Over Students "Cheating" Is Mostly Harmful Nonsense

The Wall Street Journal asked a question with an obvious answer this week under the headline "How Could a Sweet Third-Grader Just Cheat on That School Exam?" A quick answer is, because human beings are a naturally social species that has survived and flourished for thousands of years by collaborating and discovering… » 5/18/13 5:16pm 5/18/13 5:16pm

Arizona's Three Losses Are The Worst Three Losses In College Football

Candidate for most crud-awful season in football this year: the Arizona Wildcats. Started 3-0, including handsome win over Oklahoma State team to get expectations buzzing. The Associated Press ranked the Cats for the first time since 2010. Next came a 56-0 paste job of South Carolina State. Oats were being felt. » 10/06/12 8:49pm 10/06/12 8:49pm

The Ultimate Anti-Bullying PSA: Kid Fights Back With Devastating Body…

Casey's had enough. The bigger kid on the right "has been bullied his whole school life," says the video description, "and this is what happens when he snaps!!" Hence the jackknife powerbomb. The Facebook commenters are universally in his corner, as we all should be, but the school didn't see it that way: Casey was… » 3/14/11 11:50am 3/14/11 11:50am