Speaking of School and Education

It is near the end of the 2014/2015 school year. Most of he students have turned in all their work and there is really nothing more to do. All the children are restless and the teacher decides to have an early dismissal.

Teacher: “Whoever answers the questions I ask, first and correctly can leave early today.”

Little Johnny says to himself “Good, I want to get outta here. I’m smart and will answer the question.”

Teacher: “Who said ‘Four Score and Seven Years Ago’?” Before Johnny can open his mouth, Susie says, “Abraham Lincoln.” Teacher: “That’s right Susie, you can go home.” Johnny is mad that Susie answered the question first.

Teacher: “Who said ‘I Have a Dream’?” Before Johnny can open his mouth, Mary says, “Martin Luther King.” Teacher: “That’s right Mary, you can go..” Johnny is even madder than before.

Teacher: “Who said ‘Ask not, what your country can do for you’? Before Johnny can open his mouth, Nancy says, “John F. Kennedy.” Teacher: “That’s right Nancy, you may also leave.”

Johnny is boiling mad that he has not been able to answer to any of the questions.

When the teacher turns her back Johnny says, “I wish these bitches would keep their mouths shut!” The teacher turns around: “NOW WHO SAID THAT?”

Johnny: “TIGER WOODS. CAN I GO NOW?”

Budget Cuts in Education

So many people are being effected in so many ways with the cut backs in our educational system. They have to stop offering late buses in the county that we live in and not having the late bus really has made a tremendous impact on our lives and will continue to do so I’m afraid for a long time to come.

Our 13 year old has 4 more years to go and then we are done with public school and move on to college issues. And right now we are having math problems to deal with and I’m sad to say that I can’t be of much help when it comes to math answers.

The middle school that she attends is a good 30 minute drive and with out the late bus it hasn’t been as convenient for her to stay after school to receive additional help from her teachers. The numbers are way down for the kids that used to stay after and catch the late bus.  And finding a decent tutor can become a challenge and expensive as well. So I have to say that I am grateful for what the Internet can bring to us in ways of online tutoring. She has been utilizing this online math tutoring site at Tutornext dot com, for the last few months, since school started, and we have seen a change in her grades from last year, and a change in her attitude, when it comes to math issues and homework.

I’m sure she will being using Tutornext dot com in her up and coming high school years and possibly even turn to it during her college years. She wants to be a Marine Biologist and will taking plenty classes that she will be needing help with and they offer all the classes that she will be most likely needing help in. Wish I could be of more help to her, but at least there are other options out there for her that I never had when I was in school desperately looking for help.

Today’s News

Have you seen the prices on magazines these day? What the heck happened to where people are spending anywhere up to $18 for the magazines that you can find at any of your grocery stores, pharmacy or box store? I gave up having the local newspaper delivered years ago, it was becoming stressful seeing all of those newspapers piling up on the end table, basically untouched and eventually ending up in the recycling bin at the end of the drive way.

In today’s world I can find any type of News on the Internet with just a few simple clicks and it is always being updated so that yesterday’s news doesn’t end up in a pile somewhere. As well as costing me money that could be used for something else.

Since music is such an important pleasure for me I enjoy reading articles about music. The Hub is a great site to find all types of interesting, entertaining and useful news about everything and just about everyone regarding the music industry.

history is always being made with music

This Week In Music

Leather Weather

With the arrival of spring I’m getting anxious to get on the back of a Harley Davidson. I have several friends that have some really nice scooters and are usually willing to take me out for a putt when I feel the need. This is perfect leather weather, so I guess I need to get on the phone, make some calls and see if I can get some riding in soon.

 

A Nice Clean Ride

The Internet certainly has become second nature for so many people these days. I know I’d feel totally incomplete it I didn’t get online at least once a day, God forbid I would have to go more than one day with out being connected to the World Wide Web. It truly would feel like my left arm had been cut off.

I’ve been thinking about purchasing a new vehicle sometime after I get our taxes back for last years filings. I have plenty of time to look around and to research the different and various models that are out these days. To tell you the truth I’d really love to own a maserati quattroporte, but who wouldn’t! Now that car is what I call a cool looking ride.

a real beauty

2014 Maserati Quattroporte

Every now and then I’m finding myself looking around on the Net and I have to tell you that it really is a chore. I can’t image having to go from dealership to dealership checking out all that are out there these days. It blows my mind to see how many types of vehicles we have at our disposal in the 21st century.

I grew up in a world that was all about the Chevrolet, it used to be advertised as “Bigger, Better and Six Inches Longer” back in the early 70’s. Funny the things that we remember from our childhood. I even found myself taking a trip down memory lane and typing in and Googling “Chevrolet” and ran across many interesting articles and even read the description in the car encyclopedia, isn’t the Internet amazing?

But what ever we decide on I’m sure we will enjoy driving a vehicle that is brand new, gets good gas mileage, has a good warranty and belongs to us and us alone. Hope our tax check is big enough for us to be able to use as a down payment.