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Too hurt --- and too bad! | Super-Protective Parenting

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published May 7, 2015

Too hurt --- and too bad!  |  Super-Protective Parenting

According to the 17-year-old bicyclist who was broadsided by a motorist at rush hour in Sheffield, England, on March 6, a woman at first alighted from the car to help. However, upon seeing the extent of the cyclist's injuries, she apologized and walked away, telling the sprawled-out victim that her children were in the car and would be "scared" to see all that blood --- and so she would drive them on to school.

(Witnesses provided a description of the vehicle, but the hit-and-run driver was still at large.) [Huffington Post UK, 3-12-2015]

Standardized placement exams are typically far more determinative of student success in Asian countries than the United States, and in March in some testing centers in India's Bihar state, "traditional" rampant cheating became grotesque. Dozens of parents were seen climbing outside walls of one center (to pass answers and notes to the students), reminiscent of movie depictions of Santa Anna's army scaling the walls of the Alamo.

The week-long secondary school exams, testing 1.4 million students, had early-on seen 400-plus students expelled, nine bags of cheat sheets confiscated, and at least seven parents arrested.

However, officials admitted that their security forces were overmatched by parents desperate to assist their children. [BBC News, 3-19-2015]

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