The Answer Sheet: Laugh and cry


Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Jon Stewart's hysterical defense of teachers

Jon Stewart (finally) does a hysterical bit about the preposterous attacks on the nation’s public school teachers, who have been accused by school “reformers” of being lazy, greedy and lousy at their jobs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry, Teachers | Tags:  diane ravitch, jon stewart, school reform, the daily show, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011

A satirical look at Rhee's 'Students First' (or how students fell to a tie for third)

Here's a satirical look at Michelle Rhee's Students First campaign. Students, it seems, have fallen from First.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry, Laugh and cry | Tags:  edtweak, education tweak, michelle rhee, students first

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 12/24/2010

The history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The Smithsonian Institution tells how Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was born: As a cost-savings promotional gimmick.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 PM ET, 12/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry | Tags:  christmas, reindeer, rudolph, rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, smithsonian institution

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/21/2010

So you want to be a teacher?

Student: I really want to become an elementary school teacher. Teacher: Thank God. Student: I know. There is such a shortage of good teachers. Teacher: No. I meant there is still time to save you. A video that will make you laugh and cry, and some of my favorite dialogue.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry, Laugh and cry | Tags:  fox show, glee, glee on fox, prison break, so you want to be a teacher, teacher shortage, teachers, teachers and glee

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2010

If D.C. region really is the nation's most educated, then...

If the Washington area really is the most educated educated region in the country, as new Census Bureau figures confirm, why can’t we figure out how to use the self-checkout machines in food and drug stores without begging for help from a salesperson? And more...

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry | Tags:  census bureau, most educated region, washington d.c. region, washington region, wealthiest region

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Principal seeks to replace student body, improve scores

A principal asks the Kansas state commissioner of education to replace the entire student body at high school with students from another high school where test scores are higher. Yes, it's fake news, and yes, you will laugh and cry.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Laugh and cry | Tags:  fake news, mr. teachbad, test scores