“The Onion,” the satirical news site, can often times be mean-spirited and in bad taste. But sometimes it can sure be funny, too!
Here are my picks for The Best Education Articles From “The Onion.” Please let me know which ones I’ve missed:
Underfunded Schools Forced To Cut Past Tense From Language Programs
Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation’s Schools With Enough Money To Properly Educate Students
Emergency Team Of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington
School ‘Fine,’ U.S. Teens Report
New Study: Books Don’t Take You Anywhere
Arizona High Schools To Now Teach Spanish Entirely In English
Bilingual Education Under Fire
Progressive Charter School Doesn’t Have Students
These next three aren’t school related, but they’re still among my favorites:
‘How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?’ 30 Million People Wonder
President Obama’s personal flowchart deconstructing the ethics of pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey
Gap Between Rich And Poor Named 8th Wonder Of The World
“The Onion” Does Satire On Teach For America
NRA Calls For Teachers To Keep Loaded Gun Pointed At Class For Entire School Day is from The Onion.
You’ll want to read the funny and sad piece in The Onion that’s titled “Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size.”
Tips For Fixing The Nation’s Education System is another great satirical article from The Onion.
Here are a couple of them:
Discourage teacher turnover by downplaying the importance of having money and respect
Maybe get some underprepared, overconfident recent college graduates in there to figure things out
Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing is satire from The Onion.
Oh God, Teacher Arranged Desks In Giant Circle
Vending Machine Most Up-To-Date Technology In School http://t.co/RBhYGaYJ2D pic.twitter.com/0tvol7rhPh
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 23, 2015
Longtime Science Textbook Retires After 40 Years In Public School System http://t.co/FWViUaHvtm pic.twitter.com/hIPblqqk4i
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 23, 2015
Bernie Sanders Clearly In Pocket Of High-Rolling Teacher Who Donated $300 To His Campaign http://t.co/e9A8xGuZDl pic.twitter.com/RbgKMKR0xL
— Onion Politics (@OnionPolitics) August 3, 2015
Arne Duncan Stressed About Preparing For Standardized Secretary Of Education Exam
Funny, Yet Sad: “The Onion” Publishes Excellent Commentary On Importance Of History
Texas Votes Against Experts Fact-Checking Textbooks https://t.co/77AEtmMSKc pic.twitter.com/32S8sWN95c
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 23, 2015
.@theonion: New Ed Standards Require Teachers To Forever Change Lives Of 30% Of Students https://t.co/OM48ukKK5I pic.twitter.com/5uGCMqaXSO
— Celia Llopis-Jepsen (@Celia_LJ) December 30, 2015
Incredible: This Inner-City Teacher Can Finally Use The Private Jet Tax Credit To Take Her Kids On A Field Trip To The Louvre https://t.co/uXAxGsgP2N pic.twitter.com/KLAI1vGP6m
— ClickHole (@ClickHole) December 2, 2017
— Dr. Chris Prokes (@edtech_prokes) May 3, 2022
Not from The Onion, but in the same spirit:
Classic Defenses of Classic Literature – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Classic. #DisruptTexts @eekleinmans https://t.co/hpZG78X4Ll
— Lorena G. (@nenagerman) February 6, 2021
Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size https://t.co/fmJDxQxYaG pic.twitter.com/39Sy4l6LIg
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 15, 2022
— john thompson (@drjohnthompson) March 24, 2023
“School is hard enough for teachers, kids, and parents as it is. So I thought, ‘What if I could make it even harder?’” https://t.co/s1Alx3Kctt
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 31, 2023
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