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Several young women (and this only happened with young women, mind you), were surprised to find this week that their yearbook photos had been altered by Wasatch High School staff to appear more modest. Necklines magically rose up and once bare shoulders are now covered by hack-job Photoshop work.
Even better is the non-apology apology issued by superintendent Terry E. Schoemaker: "We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we're trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things."
Here are a few more of the photos in question, courtesy of MyFox8:
Hat tip to Uproxx.
Educational standards are always changing, and the math you took in elementary school probably bears little resemblance to what kids see today. Comedian Louis C.K., frustrated with what his kids have to deal with, posted his report to twitter. What do you think about the change in curriculum?
A physics student has recharged an old meme when he Rickrolled his teacher in a scholarly fashion by cleverly inserting every lyric to Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up into the margin of an essay.
Just composing an assessment on the influence of Danish scientist Niels Bohr on the theory of quantum physics would be challenging enough, let alone strategizing the presumably pain-staking process of laying out this massive prank.
People say kids don't read enough books these days, but one young pupil at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles, Los Angeles, would beg to differ. Over the course of the past school year, five-year-old Sophia Moss read through nearly the entire kindergarten and first-grade sections of her school's library. According to the local news report, her father Carl helped her check out five books a week this fall, which eventually grew to more than 20 books per week. In addition to her passion for reading, Sophia has already begun writing her first book, a story about a superhero turtle titled "Sophia's Pet."
A Texas high school student has been suspended for writing the word "YOLO" on the essay portion of an exam, then tweeting a photo of the page to school officials. The high school junior defended his actions by noting that the test would have no impact on his G.P.A and would not be screened by universities. However, the Arlington school district felt it was no laughing matter and have disciplined the student with a four-day on-campus suspension.
Does success in the school system correlate to success in life? Young British poet Suli Breaks asks hard questions in trying to dissect the essence of education in his latest spoken-word piece made in homage to Jefferson Bethke's viral monologue video "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus" from earlier this year.