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Apparently in Germany, kids get to plan their own senior parties. According to the Daily Mail, a stripper was brought in to the school under the guise of making a presentation on "equal rights" but obviously the kids learned about something else that day. The "speaker" came dressed in business attire and started out talking about teacher-student relationships, which she followed up by taking off that business attire and giving a few students a lap dance (as you can see in the video).  

Since everyone in the room and involved was technically an adult and not underage, the teachers allowed the performance to go ahead. We imagine the school's official response to this event looked something like this:

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Paula Beare is a math teacher from Toowoomba, Queensland, and her hand written note to Facebook has been shared over 73,000 times. The purpose of this experiment was to develop a mathematical equation for her students that tracked both likes and shares. 

Well, congratulations, Paula Beare, you have become the most popular teacher in the country.

school fail harry potter A School Principal Claims Books Like 'Harry Potter' Cause Brain Damage
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Graeme Whiting, the principal of a British private school suggested that fantasy books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones (to name a few) can damage the subconscious of a child and cause mental illness. In this longer than necessary blog post he talks about how by the age of 30 he had read all the books he wanted to and that children don't have "thinking brains" until at least the age of 14.  

He prefers that kids stick to the classics that aren't "sensationalized" with tales of magic or anything interesting. 

This has led many critics to ask several questions such as, "Does he seriously think Game of Thrones is for kids?" and "What kind of boring Shakespeare plays is he reading?"


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Twitter user @Saeya8 originally posted this video on Twitter with this caption about her teacher's surprise birthday party:

Threw our teacher a surprise party. He doesn't remember the last time he has a bday cake 🎈😊🎉🎁

According to the Daily Mail, this teacher is Kyle Simpler of Burleson High School in Texas.  He revealed that it's been about 10 years since he's had a real birthday cake. 


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Alex Purdy was looking for life long friendships, support and maybe some philanthropy when she joined her sorority. What she got was a house full of mean girls. When she left Greek life she made this video hoping to inspire change. She says this in the description:

This video is a reflection of my experience in a sorority. I decided to leave last semester and make this video to share my thoughts on how greek life can change for the better. I want to make it clear that all matters are purely my opinion. If you relate to some of the things I said, please share this video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #sororityrevamp to help inspire others to bring sororities back to their roots.


She mentions girls being given weight loss pills to encourage them to lose weight and girls being told to dress more provocatively so that "boys will like them".  Her biggest problem was the lack of compassion her "sisters" had toward each other. So far she's received mostly words of encouragement for her video. 

school lunch boycott Students in Chicago are Boycotting Their Terrible School Lunches
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Kids in Roosevelt High School on Chicago's Northwest Side have been receiving burnt pizza, rotten fruit and generally unhealthy, unappetizing school lunches. Most people don't get excited about school lunch but this takes it a little too far and the kids at this school decided to do something about it. They've created something called The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial where they share information about the school's lunch provider Aramark as well as pictures of unsatisfactory lunches like this one:



Ultimately, their demands are for better alternatives to the lunch they are offered. Currently, Aramark benefits by being the only food provider in school and lowering their bottom line as much as possible. If kids don't eat, the company might have to change their menu or risk losing profits.

WTF of The Day: People Are Rally Angry Because This Math Strategy Says '5+5+5=15' is Wrong
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What if someone told you that 5+5+5 doesn't equal 15?

Any sane person with a second grand education would call your bluff. But they'd be wrong. At least, according to the Common Core curriculum.

A photo of a student getting this answer wrong blew up on Reddit last week, causing mayhem across the Internet.

The "correct" answer to solving 5 times 3 would be 3+3+3+3+3.

Supporters of Common Core say that adding 5 groups of 3 together is correct because that strategy will help students once they reach more advanced math.

Back in September, a dad wrote a check in "Common Core math" to show how strange some of the strategies are.

And Common Core has become a hot button issue in the GOP presidential election. The Donald has come out against the academic standards while Jeb! has long support them.

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