None in Chicago I can find: http://timesunion.com/AspStories/st...y=SCHENECTADY&BCCode=LOCAL&newsdate=3/11/2006 via Michelle Malkin where there are more links and a picture of the offending beads.

Schools need to focus on more important things. Like how about the curriculum they teach the kids. My fiance just started in Philly public schools and the books they use are unbelievable. The math books are all over the place. How do they expect the kids to get this shit? They are teaching geography in math (longitude and latitude and where to find things on a map) and now they are teaching egyptian symbols in math. WTF? Not that the kids listen anyway but if they did, what would they be learning?

How does she teach? I would go nuts if my texts were telling me to teach math. Now of course in History we are going to cover Roman numerals and such, calendars, etc., but only basic. TG our texts are not like that, nor are my local public schools, where my kids attended and I subbed, so yeah, I know.

I'll tell ya Kath... some of the stuff you can find just leaves me sitting here shaking my head in disbelief. What the HELL is this country coming to?