[Reprinted from May 31, 2011. It just came to mind today for some inexplicable reason.]
"American right-wingers have apparently declared 2011 "The Year of Vilifying Educators," so we thought we'd post this video that's been making the rounds of the intertubes this week of a Monterrey kindergarten teacher calming her cowering young charges while a furious gun battle rages outside. Our knowledge of Mexican nursery rhymes is pretty rudimentary, but this one seems to involve catching drops of candy raining from the sky.
"Of course, aside from the language, the way you can tell this is Mexico and not America is that the gunmen are outside the school. Still, in recognition of the non-potable ice water in her veins, we're bestowing upon this still-anonymous woman our very First Burro Hall Teacher of the Year award."