Analysis of Atlanta area public schools standardized tests shows that erasures of answers is down from about 10% last year to around 3% this year. What happened? Eraser shortage? Smarter, more confident student test takers? Nope. They caught teachers and administrators doing most of the erasing last year, cheating on the tests. Teachers aren’t cheating this year.
Auburn University paid about $170,000 in lawyer fees over their star quarterback Cam Newton’s case. Pooh! Chump change to get a national championship. Money talks, and often ethics walks, in big time college football.
File this under Go Figure: An Atlanta woman driving a car with an handicap tag was fussed at for parking in a regular grocery store parking space. She was told she shouldn’t take up a regular space if she was handicapped.
Wanted: Someone to sing our National Anthem. Must know the words, be willing to sing and be done with it in a reasonable amount of time and then sit down and shut up. Singers whose style declares that ‘it’s all about me’ need not apply.
The state of Mississippi is considering a commemorative tag for one of the Civil War’s outstanding Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Oh yeah, Forrest was connected with the Ku Klux Klan. Opponents suggest that a tag be designed with a hooded figure in the center. This ought to be fun.
President Obama has stopped smoking. Good for him. I guess this means, though, that he will never be one of those Baptist men who stand just outside the door of a SBC church and make churchgoers pass through a cloud of smoke to get inside.
Have a nice weekend.