An Amusing Anecdote From the Halls of Academia On Thursday afternoon the principal himself rather than the normal announcements lady came on to make a special announcement after third period. In addition to the normal announcements that one expects to hear at the end of the school day he summoned a long list of students. Friday at lunch I learned for what purpose they had been called. The students so singled out were arranged in the gym where those who already had their liscense were asked to identify themselves. They did so, immensely proud of their mobility. These were given forms to fill out and the rest were told not to bother applying for theirs. You see, there is a state law here now which requires students to pass a certain fraction of their classes (three fourths I believe) or forfeit their driving privileges. These poor unfortunates were those students who had failed to meet the standard. The teacher's lounge had a good chuckle over that at lunch on Friday.