The internet will never stop arguing about when it is okay to show films with explicit content to children. But, there is one thing that we’re pretty sure everyone can agree on: showing the violent and disturbing The ABCs of Death to five classes of unsuspecting students is an act of irresponsible idiocy on just about every conceivable level. Columbus, Ohio substitute teacher Sheila Kearns was rightfully let go from her job back in 2013 when she screened the film for her substitute Spanish classes, but the courts have handed down an additional punishment: 90 days in jail.
National Teachers Day is today, May 6th, and I took the occasion to read a classic story (at least partly based in truth) that has been told on the Moose Morning Show several times over the years. I hope you enjoy it....
Remember when you’d run home and be excited to show your parents your report card or maybe the opposite and you were scared as the grades weren’t up to where they should be?
There are certain words in our language we shouldn’t really use even though they technically aren’t swear words. When I say swearing I’m referring to the seven words George Carlin talked about in his classic routine. Even if used in context it’s a touchy subject. The word of focus today we’ll refer to as the “R” word.
There's currently a bill in the state legislature that would make it illegal for a superior, at work or school, to require you to divulge your personal social media password. The law simply implies that it's private property and it's YOUR decision whether or not you give it away without fear of reprisal.
His name was Sylvester Cobbs but everyone knew him as Cobby and everyone who has lived in or around Augusta for any amount of time knew him by sight if not by name. He was a true fixture. A legend. A wonderful spirit who attended public events taking pictures and capturing the local world in which he lived on film
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. A day we give thanks to teachers and honor them. My mom was a teacher. A French teacher in a junior high and in her later years, she was a substitute teacher. It takes a special skill to do a job that I’m sure frazzles you more days than not. For many years, my wife was a Head Start teacher for Androscoggin Head Start. Kudos to her and her sister, Jessic