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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Why is it...?

5 musings of a teacher

1. Why is it that the one morning I don’t make coffee, we have a crisis?

2. Why is it that every time I run to the copier it is jammed?

3. Why is it that whenever the copier is jammed, it is a language arts grammar lesson that I find wedged between the gears?

4. Why is it that once a student steps into my classroom they have to go to the bathroom?

5. Why is it that someone thought it would be a good idea to start a campaign entitled, Snitches Get Stitches? Really? Is this what we want of the younger generation? To scare them into keeping quiet and not speaking out against violence and crime?

More information than you probably wanted to know:

It started in Oakland…then L.A….it surfaced in Boston and countless other cities, and now it has spread to Miami and the eastern coast of Florida.

The San Francisco Chronicle

Flopping Aces Blog

The Enterprise, Boston newspaper article

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