A New Type Of “Extra-Credit” Assignment

High school chemistry wasn’t this fun when I was in school:

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — A chemistry teacher who was at least three months behind on her car payments gave passing grades to two failing students who stole and burned her car so she could collect insurance money, a fire investigator said.

It seems to me that they have demonstrated a practical, working knowledge of chemical reactions.
I have to admit at being more than a little troubled by this, however, because I can’t help but think what sort of extra-credit activities would be acceptable to, say, Ward Churchill

2 Responses to “A New Type Of “Extra-Credit” Assignment”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    So what you’re saying is that ghettoes are filled with chemistry students.
    One of the coolest things a chemistry student can watch is a thermite reaction. That is what the students should have done to the car to earn a passing grade.
    Sadly, I never got to see one in person. My high school chem teacher stopped doing them in class a year or three before I took it because the local college had several students injured doing it.

  2. None dare call it treason

    Conscientious objection removes a given piece of cannon fodder from the fray. Fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect.”
    Ward Churchill, Portland, Oregon- 6/23/05

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