Now I’m not usually one to watch the late show or the late late show or the later than late show, but you know how it is when you are flipping through the channels as you avoid something that needs doing? Well, one of my favorite things to stumble across is Jay Leno’s Headlines bit. It’s pretty hysterical, so much so that you forget what it is revealing about the state of education in our country.
As I’m still in holiday mode (not taking down the tree as I said I would; well, not just yet), I thought I’d share some of these headlines.
If you’ve been reading my blog for ages, you know exactly how I feel about both education and illegal immigration and will be amused; if you’ve not been reading my blog for all that long, then this will be both enlightening and amusing (see, win, win).
When this woman was asked, “What are your thoughts on illegal aliens?”, she answered:
Anatomy is another discipline that is not being taught properly; whatever happened to that song about the knee bone being connected to the ankle bone? That cleared up some basic anatomy questions for me at age five:
Now I’m not sure if this next one is due to our education system or to our increasing reliance on spell check, but either way, it’s a pretty funny (let’s be kind and say) typo in this report about a pregnant woman”
And ahhh, the power of narrative:
And . . . well, I can dream . . .
I’m pretty sure that certain bodily functions are still “numbered” for a lot of children, and even if not, don’t most people know what “#2” suggests?
And this last one certainly has nothing to do with our education system, but it’s still alarming to think that people’s property is being assaulted by vandals wielding dangerous pieces of a pig:
And a special shout out to my male readers:
btw, can someone help me decipher that wonderful back to school sale advertised in the first pic? I majored in English, not math (or whatever one might need to work that one out!).