Category Archives: Sociology of Education

From the pun-nut gallery

A sociologist of education who just finished a three-year long study on school staff dynamics and issues gave a presentation to an eager crowd.

During the Q&A section one audience member asked, “You spent a great deal of timeĀ talkingĀ about teachers, teacher-aides, and support staff, and while I found all of your data and conclusions very interesting I am wondering how administration fits into this picture. I guess I am asking, what are your principal findings?”

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PUN-ishment for bad writing

Another sociology TA said, “I like leaving “tautological” as a cryptic comment on student papers. That’s what they get!”

To which I responded, “Sounds like you “tautological” them a lesson!”

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