Baltimore Schools

This kind of stuff makes me proud to be from Baltimore. A 9 year old kid ( that’s elementary school folks ) was given this worksheet one night as homework – ‘The worksheet describes a card trick with four jacks, instructing the person doing the trick to say, “Imagine that the four jacks are robbers. They’re going to rob a house.” The first card, slipped into the bottom of the deck, represents the first robber, going into the first story of the house. The second and third cards are the robbers on the second and third stories. The fourth card, on top of the deck, is the robber on the roof looking out for police.’

Ahh yeah, tech ’em young I guess. They’re just gonna end up breaking the law anyway. Might as well do it right. Read the full story at CBS 5.


  1. Kurt said

    February 18 2006 @ 9:27 am

    I saw a brief description of this article that suggested that the assignment was to develop a plan to break into a house.

    This card trick is nothing; my dad actually taught it to me as a kid (although, for the life of me, I can’t remember how to do it). Plus there’s a moral at the end of the story, because all 4 jacks end up getting arrested.

  2. Leroy Brown said

    February 18 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    I think it was the fact that it was a Baltimore school is why I thought it newsworthy. Kids are stupid, especially kids from my hometown. Even with a moral at the end, I’m thinking this assigment probably isn’t the smartest idea. Although most of them will end up in jail anyway, so I guess it doesn’t matter too much. Ahh Baltimore.

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