Education News Archive - August 24, 2005

ANY school leaver who is not interested in pursuing a university degree but wants to start earning quickly, should seriously consider an apprenticeship.

Aug. 24--The chief of Florida State University's police resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying in a letter he needed to help his ailing mother. But Carey Drayton's lawyer said he fears his client was forced to quit after university administrators found out about a paternity suit against him.

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.