Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
- "I have sex with people just to feel wanted."
- "I worry all the time my ex-boyfriend will use the naked picture I sent him to ruin my life."
- "I had an abortion and my mom doesn't know."
- "I once did so much pot that I woke up high."
- "I'm pregnant with my best friend's boyfriend's kid."
[A newsier version of this post was first published as Yearbook Content Creates Controversy on Technorati.]
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Yes, my dears, it's that time of year again when 18-wheelers are dropping off yearbooks at schools across the land. My 1,300 or so books are supposed to be delivered at 8 a.m., giving us a week to get them sorted and ready for distribution day on Friday.
Once again I spent most of my weekend trying not to hyperventilate or yell, "Not it! Not it! Not it!" as Monday closes in.
In previous years, there have been reports of altered photos, embedded profanities and clothing issues. Other than the controversy over including a gay student's photo in the yearbook at a Mississippi school, things so far have been remarkably quiet this year on the YBP front.
But it's still a tad bit early. I'm hoping it stays that way, but just in case, let me once more shout: "Not It! Not It! Not It!"
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Woo-hoo! The Carnival of Educators is up and running over at I Want To Teach Forever. My post "Saturdays, Teens & Competition" was included, but you don't have to go there to read about it here. But you know the drill, you really should hippity hop there, so you are in the know about all that is going on in the EduSphere. There's lots of good stuff to read. I plan to peruse it all after I get off this darn tootin' newspaper deadline, if I ever get off this darn tootin' newspaper deadline. Can someone pah-leese tell me when summer will be here?
And, oh, before I forget, my friend across the pond, Sarah Ebner of the London Times's education site SchoolGate wrote a nifty piece for the Washington Post's Answer Sheet on school reform efforts in the UK and charter schools. It's worth a read. Go check it out.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Okey, dokey, smokey… I have been remiss in several things. First off, if you haven't been following the education carnival, you really should hop on over to there. Next carnival is scheduled to be over at I Want to Teach Forever. You can submit here.
If you are following my 3-day for the Cure. You can catch my latest post either here or here. If you haven’t donated to the cause, you can click on the logo on the right, or you can simply go here. If you can get your friends to donated too, why that would be amazing.
If you haven’t become a Facebook Fan of Get Richie On Oprah & Save the Chicken! The chicken would certainly appreciate the help if you would circulate that around.