Archive for the ‘Public Schools’ Category

Why Is The Line For Tater Tots Backed Up To The Parking Lot?

From my peeps at Fox News….

An elementary school cafeteria worker and playground monitor, who had an extensive career in the adult entertainment industry, is becoming a New Jersey school district’s legal nightmare.

Some parents in Vineland, N.J., as well as the board of education president, want Louisa C. Tuck fired, but district officials were advised by their lawyers and those from the New Jersey School Board Association they have no legal grounds to terminate the 32-year-old from her $5,772-a-year part-time job as an aide in the lunchroom and playground, The Daily Journal reported.

“We have no real legal stance or legal right to do anything for two reasons — one, it’s not illegal, and two, it’s not on school time,” Superintendent Charles Ottinger told the newspaper.

Really? People are angry about this? Now people have to worry that their outside-of-work-and-previous-to-work-non-illegal-activities will catch up with them?!

“Hey, Joe, we heard that you were a huge drug addict when you were a teenager. Even though you’re 35 years old and have got a college degree and cleaned up your life, we’re gonna have to let you go.”

I call shenangians. The one guy who was interviewed on the Fox 29 Ten O’ Clock News last night sounded like he was waiting to pick up his kids at 4:20 and not 3:00, if you catch my drift.

The chick’s obviously trying to better her life – although I’m certain she could make far more money in the previous trade she plied instead of working for any public school.

Man, calm down South Jersey. Yeah, like half the parents who are upset don’t work for “legitimiate” “tow truck” or “concrete” businesses.

At least she was on Jenny Jones….

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmf49iAsr8o[/youtube]

I didn’t even have to use one beef stroganoff joke.

Be seeing you,

– AP

Back to School, Later

When I was in school I often dreaded those first few days. My birthday falls right in the beginning of September and is often on Labor Day or within the first few days of school. Everyone was too preoccupied with back-to-school excitement to really notice and I was never one to call attention to myself. I wen through the day acting like it was nothing special, while feeling at least a little heartbroken inside.

I hadn’t thought about that in years, until this morning when I read that the Philadelphia School District pushed back their start date to September 10th. I would have enjoyed that back then, as I’m sure the kids do now. As an adult, though, I find it annoying. The excuse is that teachers need a few days to train and set up their classrooms. They can’t do that at the end of August?
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iPod Assault

I first heard about the teacher at Germantown High School who was sent to the hospital due to injuries obtained as a result of a student assault during a news brief this morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition this morning. I was stunned that students would attack their teacher for enforcing the rules, but I realize that this is the way the world works now. When I was in high school (all of ten years ago) it would never have occurred to me even question the word of a teacher. It pains me that events like these happen in our schools.

Teacher assaulted in school hallway [Inky]
Philly Teacher Assaulted Over iPod [NYT]

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