Education

Are Aggies Ready for a Female Yell Leader?
The "spirit" squad at Texas A&M is unlike any other in the country.  For openers, they're not called "cheer leaders".  They're "Yell Leaders", and for the school's entire history, they've all been men.
But may…
Arizona May Outlaw Cursing by Teachers
The Arizona State Senate is debating a bill that would punish teachers who use foul language in their classrooms.  The bill, as written, would prohibit the same language the Federal Communications Commissions prohibits on television.
So, the late George Carlin's famous "seven words you can't say…
Battle Over ‘Fighting Sioux’ Name Goes On
In the face of a controversy that has embroiled the entire state, the University of North Dakota will continue to use its contentious nickname, the "Fighting Sioux."
Even so, many school fans are growing weary of the seven-year fight over a name many people think is demeaning to Na…
Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day
Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of th…
Lufkin Still in Class 5-A – But Just Barely
Lufkin High School is still a Class 5A school in District 14-5A, in the latest realignment by the University Interscholastic League.  In what turned out to be a minor reshuffling, the UIL is keeping Lufkin's "Friday night lights" in the same district with four high school…

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