Poop, Pot and Petty Theft
The poet T.S. Eliot may have believed that "April is the cruelest month…" but after the last couple of weeks, I'd have to say that April is the craziest month. Here's just a smidgen of what education news has been floating around.
First there was a teacher in New York who faced charges for petty larceny and endangering the welfare of a child after he made some of his little third graders bring him lunch using their personal identification numbers. He ate the lunches, but never reimbursed the kiddos for the $1.75 lunch.
Not only do you have to wonder about a teacher who makes his students buy his lunch, you've really got to wonder why in the world he would risk it all for school cafeteria food.
Then, there was the music booster club in Illinois that decided it would be a great fund-raiser to sell "Paca Poo"––That's Alpaca poop. Now, I'm not saying it's not a great idea to sell the poop at $10 a pop for garden or yard fertilizer. Now before you get all in a dither, calm down. I love Alpacas. I think it's a great fund-raiser. I'd just like to sit in on that conversation when people are brainstorming and someone says, "Hey, let's sell some Alpaca Poop" and someone else says, "Hey, we could call it Paca Poo" and someone else says…
In Pennsylvania, a father was arrested and charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver and disorderly conduct after school officials found almost 4 ounces of pot in his first-grader's Elmo backpack. School officials discovered the drugs after the dad called the school and said he needed to get something out of his son's backpack.
The two plastic baggies of pot were stashed in there right along side the six-year-old's homework. Glad at least one person in the family was responsible.