Here's a tale that will make you think maybe home schooling wouldn't be so terrible after all: A fifth-grade teacher in Queens, New York is in trouble for having her students write holiday cards to her boyfriend—who happens to be in prison and has a record of being into kiddie porn.
A study found 30% of high-school biology teachers weren't adamantly pro-evolution, and 13% advocated creationism in class. Researchers say these educators "lack the knowledge and confidence to teach evolution." Hm. Darwin might have something to say about those teachers' careers.
A female student had to miss class at UC Davis's veterinary school in order to give birth. So her professor allowed the class to vote on her grade.
A history textbook for Virginia fourth-graders includes the misspellings "developement," "ammendment," "seccession," "neccesary" and "seperate." It also misstates the start date of the Revolutionary War — maybe Virginia kids should just learn history from silly YouTube videos instead.