Private School Grads Are Kinkier Than Public School Counterparts

Recently the UK-based online sex shop Lovehoney conducted a survey regarding educational backgrounds (the level of education was not specified) and sex in adult life and the results were pretty interesting. It turns out, people who were educated in a private schools reported themselves to be less sexually confident,… » 3/30/14 12:00pm 3/30/14 12:00pm

Teacher Silences Unruly Class By Threatening to Spoil Game of Thrones

If my past experience working with youths has taught me anything, it's that they are gleeful little anarchists. When you say, "I'm going to count to 10, and if you're not working quietly by the time I'm done, there will be serious repercussions," the youths mostly know that the only thing that comes after 10 is — at… » 3/24/14 8:00pm 3/24/14 8:00pm

New Educational Standards Teach Kids That History Contained One Woman

New York State's Department of Education recently published the state's new, improved educational standards designed to guide the minds of The Next Generation into a great Sea Of Fact-Knowing so that they may Succeed in the World of Tomorrow (or, you know, in practical terms, the Shit They Will Be Tested On Before… » 3/24/14 1:50pm 3/24/14 1:50pm

Practical College Courses That Don't Exist But Really Should

Why do we go to college? Is it to learn a skill? Is to learn how to think? Is it to meet a future mate? Is it to become a well-rounded person? Get shit-faced? Or is it purely a means to an end — a place to make valuable networking connections and net higher lifetime earnings? On some level it's all that stuff, and yet… » 2/26/14 4:50pm 2/26/14 4:50pm

25% Percent Of Americans Don't Know the Earth Orbits the Sun

This is not a joke! A survey conducted by the National Science Foundation has revealed that only one out of every four Americans did not know that the earth orbits the sun. Is it me? Is it you? Is it someone we know? Should we be out in the street screaming this news at the top of our lungs, educating others about the… » 2/15/14 1:37pm 2/15/14 1:37pm

Internet Threatens to Forever Ruin the Lazy Joy of Snow Days

While some kids spend their time using old rituals to conjure up a snow day, others know that staying home just means logging into class online. And as classrooms become more electronically enabled, web-savvy schools are using "virtual learning" as a remedy during inclimate weather. What’s the world coming to if a kid… » 2/14/14 10:26am 2/14/14 10:26am

No Black Kids, Latinos, or Girls Took AP Computer Science in Montana

Well, this is unsettling. According to this year's data, not a single female student, black student, or Latino student took the AP computer science exam in either Montana or Mississippi. That means it was pretty much just all white dudes. Not exactly a heartening indicator of all that "diversity in tech" that tech… » 1/14/14 6:20pm 1/14/14 6:20pm

Educational Video Remix Makes Fertilization Look Like a Video Game

If more of the educational videos kids watched about a sperm's magical luge ride through the Fallopian tubes looked and sounded like this, you can bet someone would have made a "Journey of the Sperm" video game by now. It could still be a great game, but only if it were an ongoing MMO tournament that restarted every… » 12/29/13 5:00pm 12/29/13 5:00pm

Stephen Colbert Bravely Defends the Useless Art of Cursive

Recently, the Department of Education released a new set of common core standards that will no longer require schools to teach students how to write in cursive. Oh, no! Now how are precocious young girls supposed to portray accuracy when they stay up late writing old-timey plays as they pretend to be Jo from Little… » 12/05/13 11:10am 12/05/13 11:10am