Penalized For Doing What Is Right

In Galion, Ohio, a 12-year-old middle school student was on pace to set a personal best in a cross-country race. Midway through the race, however, Makenna Finnegan, from Shelby Middle School, came upon another runner, 13-year-old Elaine Hohman, of Donnell Middle School. The rival runner was clutching her stomach and seemed to be in pain. So Makenna stopped to help. As a result of this intervention, both runners ended up being disqualified from the race. Talk about unsportsmanlike like conduct. … Continue reading →

Today’s Class Assignment: Friendly Letters to Cop Killers

In Orange, New Jersey, a third grade teacher came up with an interesting class assignment: she apparently had her students write “get will” cards to a convicted cop killer currently serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of officer Daniel Faulkner.  She was fired over the incident. While I can understand the controversy this created, there is a part of me that wants to play devil’s advocate here and assume that most teachers mean well.  So on the other … Continue reading →