Mathematical Cat Fight
"When I went to school a zillion years ago, using Pi was a given in math class. So I was astonished to learn that some mathematicians favor using Tau instead..."
Education ó Schmeducation (Limerick) "Did you know that higher education is snobbish and elitist? And that it causes liberal indoctrination? Thatís the message weíve been getting lately from Republicans like Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney..."
Naked Verse "A naked young woman named May
Posed for art classes nude evíry day. ..."
Newtís Bilingual Newspeak "Newt Gingrich, youíve got some ísplaininí to do! Please tell me how someone who has repeatedly railed against bilingualism can launch a bilingual website. ..."
Musical Accord "One afternoon your ten-year old daughter comes home from school, enthused about learning to play an instrument. Your eyeballs start to throb. Your head begins to pulsate. You ask yourself whether tin ears are passed down from parents to their children..."
Bulletproof Backpacks: In Case Your Kidís Classmate Is Packing "Itís mid-August, which means back-to-school day is just around the corner. And that in turn means itís time to start shopping for school supplies: rulers and notebooks and pens and lunch boxes and calculators and computers and school clothes and Ö bulletproof backpacks??? ..."
Testy About Tests "Now that school's back in session, people are obsessing and fretting about tests. Newsweek even devoted a large chunk of a recent issue to "The Truth About Testing." But while Newsweek focused on pre-college tests and the SAT, it's the GMAT that's really driving me "Mad." Or at least it would be, if I were hoping to earn an MBA. Not that I was planning to, mind you. Law school was more than enough punishment for one lifetime, thank you very much."
The Education President Song (to be sung to "I Write The Songs")
"Bush promised parents that he'd fix our schools.
That he'd make sure their children didn't turn out fools.
But all the teachers got were lots of rules..."
School Daze (Limerick)
ďI crammed for the testóstudied madly.
But, alas, Iím afraid I did badly ..."
Collegiate Conversation (Limerick)
"ďTell me, why are you being so mean?Ē
Cried the girl to the collegeís dean. ..."
"Being accurateís highly essential.
This is math, not some course existential. ..."
This Driver's Ed "In a Just Shoot Me sitcom episode, Dennis Finch (played by David Spade) moonlights as a drivers ed classroom teacher whose students have been court-ordered to take his class. Spade depicts Finch as a dedicated, MV law-savvy teacher with a dark secret: He doesn't know how to drive..."