Sunday, November 14, 2004

Truth finally proven to be stranger than fiction

Friday was not a banner day for American schools in the media. Watching CNN's Headline News Friday evening, I saw these three stories in succession:

  1. A county in Georgia placed a sticker on the inside cover of science textbooks proclaiming evolution to be "a theory, not a fact."
  2. Schools in Baltimore have suffered 76 fires purposefully started by students in the three months of school this year.
  3. Police in Miami used a stun gun (with 50,000 volts of power) to subdue an angry 6-year-old who threatened to cut himself with a shard of glass.

And in case that wasn't enough, while these stories were running, the text along the bottom of the screen said that thousands of students were kept home in New Jersey due to the rapid spread of a mysterious skin rash.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


Blogger mqvn said...

Somebody wake me up when the media starts reporting some positive news about our public schools. :)

5:20 PM  

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