A tale of two classrooms

Two unrelated stories today from the world’s classrooms:


In Saint Paul today, Sen. Al Franken and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan read to kids. (Photo via Jeffrey Thompson)

In Mexico, Martha Rivera Alanis sang to her kids. She was trying to keep them calm while drug cartels did their thing outside her school.

She tweeted that the rest of Mexico can learn from her kids. “I’m going to carry on, of course it is possible,” she said. “If my 5- and 6-year-olds can do it, it is up to the rest of us to carry on.”

She was honored today for her bravery. It was a private ceremony.

  • Jim Shapiro

    I hope Al read a MR. Bill script. Or excerpts from Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot.

    Did the heroic Senora Rivera Alanis sing a song by Los Traficantes Del Norte?