Teacher: Some of the answer choices people picked were really out there. I probably could’ve put peanut butter and jelly, and people would think, “Oh, damn, I’m hungry, I should pick that.”
–Stuyvesant High School
Overheard by: Student
Teacher: Guys, no matter what happens, if you’re absent on a test day you must bring in a note! I don’t care if you’re walking to school and suddenly the ground opens up and you’re sucked into candyland–I need a note!
–LaGuardia High School
Overheard by: a note of chocolate?
Acoustics teacher: This only emphasizes how little I know about acoustics. Or rather, how little is known about acoustics.
–Cooper Union, Astor Place
Overheard by: a student is only as good as his t eacher
Teacher to little boy: You ain’t gonna die just cause your leg got sprinkled on!
Overheard by: Misshellee
Principal: I can see what you’re doing…with this bouncing and the little hand on your hip…you’re trying to undermine my authority with your bad posture, I can see exactly what you think of my administration.
–Bard High School Early College