Friday, March 24, 2023

Today's news and jokes

(I don't think the article mentioned an explanation for the photo, but it does include this line, "After a scandal over obtaining automatic weapons forced him from his job as an assistant district attorney in Shreveport, he began prosecuting high-stakes cases around the state on a freelance basis, driven by a passionate belief in 'lex talionis,' the law of retaliation")

("The board of the charter school decided Monday to oust the principal after less than a year in the job. She was the school’s third principal since it opened in the fall of 2020"; "The Tallahassee Classical School is affiliated with Hillsdale College, a conservative Christian institution that has sought to expand its influence over the last decade by helping set up public charter schools") (From 2018: "the superintendent is advising the school board to block their approval...'There's only so many resources, and if we start opening up all of these mom and pop charter schools throughout our community, we’re going to slowly drain those resources away from our traditional public schools'") ("We’re not gonna teach 1619 or CRT crap. I know they do all that up in Virginia...We don’t use pronouns.")

"$500 million in state funds"

("One time, he tried to pick a fight with a kangaroo next door...In 2005, six elephants also escaped from the same park, charging into restaurants and a school")

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