Updt. 100: A young teen and home scholar receives a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT. The bright Sarah Schwab is taught by her daddy and lives in California. HT:Homeschoolbuzz.
Updt. 101: The P.E. teacher who made money off his students with an ingenious, albeit crooked tax-free scheme, has struck a nerve with a couple of the homeschool bloggerettes. Maybe this fella has performed a public service or sorts reminding us how many students thoroughly dislike compulsory, institutionalized recreation classes. Besides whoever got a real work-out during a P.E. class?
Updt. 102: On the other hand, a group of 16 college-aged, serious males, attending "Knight School," are voluntarily willing to endure public humiliation, long stints in the gym, and risk of injury to earn one walk-on spot on Texas Tech's basketball team. The notorious Bobby Knight is a martinent extraordinaire, and he waxes fussy about the kids' earrings and baseball caps but can't bother to clean-up his language. Bah. However, he does know how to teach the fundamentals, and it is interesting to be reminded as to what lengths young men will go to to be part of a Division One team.
Updt. 103: Oh, goody ... bag. A school in North Hollywood sponsors the "Glove Affair" where young teens ('offensive content' warning turned on) receive "a toy syphilis lesion" (with feet!) and a "rubber Bible."