Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Stuff

The paper today had an article about how much money the DoE was spending on accountability software. These types of initiatives have a tendency to become their own self fulfilling bureaucracies sucking up huge amounts of money for increasingly less useful results.

I was talking about atomic radius today and a kid asked what the abbreviation "pm" meant when speaking of atomic radius. I did not know the answer but I asked if anyone had access to the internet on their phone. One kid pulled out his Sidekick and looked up pm (it means picometers). I mention this because apparently cell phones have a use. My current school works on a don't ask don't tell policy with almost no bad consequences.

If I want to talk about Bill Clinton I will discover that the name does not get a red line under it. Apparently the spell checker built into Windows XP or Blogger or wherever it is is comfortable with Bill Clinton. If I type in Barack Obama I see red lines under both names. I wonder how long it takes spell checkers to catch up with the world.

I see my old school got its second straight F. This has to do with two things, the moron who used to be principal and the fact that it is a zero tolerance schools. Almost all zero tolerance schools close down within four years of becoming zero tolerance. You could look it up.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ed,
We miss you at your old school. Yes, we did get an F again on the Report Card. The moron who used to be the principal here is now in charge of another school in our building and from what I hear, she is "f#&*ing" that school up, too. How long does she get to stay employed?

Fidgety said...

Hi Ed...I am glad to see that you are posting again.

Cheap Essays said...

yeah all schools should be closed after four years of zero tolerance..