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!

–L Train

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