<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Education Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education <![CDATA[The Worst Boarding School Scandals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/boarding-school-scandals/mike-rothschild
Scandals at boarding schools are an inevitable result when you mix wealth, power, privilege, and centuries-old legacies. Some of them can be laughed off, like the elite prep school that had to expel over a dozen students for trying (and failing) to start a cocaine ring, or the laughably inept attempt at cheating that some LA prep school students tried.

But others, like the trial of a Harvard-bound preparatory school student for sexual assault, aren't anything funny. Some of the most famous and high-ranking boarding schools in the country have dealt with everything from child porn to systemic abuse to murder. Most of the time the school's reputation comes out intact, even if they have to issue apologies or some settlement money. What are the biggest boarding school scandals ever?

Thankfully, all of these have come to light, and led to prison terms for many perpetrators - or at least expulsion. But one wonders what else is going on behind the hallowed and secretive walls of America's elite prep schools. Read on to learn more about the prep school scandals that have plagued these US schools, their students, and teachers.

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The Hotchkiss School
Cara Munn went on a school-sponsored study abroad trip to China the summer after her freshman year at The Hotchkiss School. While there, she was bitten by ticks and contracted encephalitis, leaving her brain-damaged and mute. Her attorney claimed that the school had been negligent by not taking safety precautions against ticks, including allowing the students to walk through heavily forested areas known to have tick populations. They sued the Lakeville, Connecticut, school, and a federal jury awarded her and her family $41.7 million in March 2013.
Milton Academy
Five members of the Milton Academy men’s hockey team were expelled in February 2005 after they were accused of receiving oral sex from a 15-year-old sophomore girl. After the investigation, two were charged with statutory rape under Massachusetts law, and accepted plea deals in exchange for no jail time. The students claimed the sex acts were consensual, but agreed to the expulsion. Two alumnae of the school later published a non-fiction account of the scandal called Restless Virgins.

Miss Porter's School
In her final year at elite prep academy Miss Porter’s School, student Tatum Bass was expelled after skipping classes and being caught cheating on an art-history exam. Afterwards, the former honor-roll student asserted that she was coerced into doing so by a group of bullying students who called themselves the Oprichniki, after the 16th century Russian torture squad formed by Ivan the Terrible. Bass sued the school for wrongfully expelling her – exposing a variety of “traditions” used to bully younger students.
Phillips Exeter Academy
A former student accused Phillips Exeter Academy drama teacher Larry Lane Bateman of taking pornographic photos of him at age 16. In October 1992, Bateman admitted to owning at least 300 pornographic videos, some of which featured young teenage boys. Bateman was convicted on child-pornography charges and sent to prison for five years.
Madeira School
Jean Harris, the headmistress at Madeira School in McLean, VA, was tried and found guilty of murdering her ex-lover, Herman Tarnower, in 1980. Tarnower was a popular Westchester Country cardiologist known as the "Scarsdale Diet Doctor.” On March 10, 1980, after 14 years together, Harris drove to Tarnower's house in Purchase, NY, with a .32 caliber revolver. She discovered the lingerie of Tarnower's receptionist, in his bedroom, got into an argument with him, then shot him four times. She served 11 years in prison, and died at age 89.
Deerfield Academy Teacher Abuse
After a former student at Deerfield Academy made allegations that he was sexually abused by former math teacher Peter Hindle, the administration announced it would conduct an investigation into Hindle’s time at the school. The investigation corroborated the student’s accusations, and he subsequently sued Deerfield Academy in federal court.

Phillips Academy Child Porn
Dr. Richard Keller was the medical director at the prestigious Massachusetts prep school Phillips Academy Andover for 19 years. During that time, he’d repeatedly been reprimanded for inappropriate conduct, including using a school computer to look at adult pornography in 1999. He left the school in 2011, and a year later, federal investigators discovered that he had bought more than 50 child pornography tapes over 18 months – some of which were delivered to the school. Keller was sentenced to six years in federal prison.
Lawrenceville School Discrimination
Lawrenceville School teacher Ronald Savoie was dismissed in 2003 after sexual devices and video equipment was found in the basement of his on-campus housing. Savoie denied that the equipment was ever used with students, and sued the school for wrongful termination in 2011. While his case was dismissed, his appeal was successful, and the case was sent back to federal court.
Horace Mann School Sex Ring
Elite Brooklyn prep school Horace Mann was found to have an extensive and organized system of child abuse. It involved multiple teachers and dozens of students over decades. A long investigation by a coalition of concerned parents found over 60 credible cases, and the scandal was compounded by the fact that the school refused to issue any kind of statement for a year – until giving a half-hearted apology and claiming it cooperated with police investigations at the time. Because of the length of time the abuse had been going on, most of the perpetrators are either dead or protected by the statute of limitations.

St. Paul's School Senior Salute
Two days before graduating from St. Paul’s School, senior Owen Labrie allegedly raped a 15-year-old female freshman. Labrie was arrested in July 2014 and charged with felonious aggravated sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, and using a computer to lure a victim. Investigators believe that Labrie was participating in an unofficial school tradition called “senior salute,” where departing male seniors try to hook up with underclassmen – a tradition at least one school official knew about. After Labrie’s arrest, St. Paul’s officially banned sexual solicitation or games involving sexual conquests. Labrie pleaded not guilty, and at this writing is on trial, interrupting his plan to attend Harvard and study theology.

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<![CDATA[The Top Dream Colleges]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-top-dream-colleges
This is a list of the greatest dream colleges and universities in the world. These aren't necessarily the best colleges - they're the places everyone wishes they'd attended to get their college education. From the best college campuses to the greatest party schools, this list is ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, so anyone can add their own dream colleges or vote on the schools below.

Whether you're looking for the best colleges or looking back with nostalgia on your college experience, you can vote for your dream schools here with this college ranker list. These are the schools you would have attended if money (and maybe academic requirements) weren't something to worry about or consider. Everyone has that reach school that they always dreamed of attending but knew in reality wasn't an option. So live vicariously through this list and upvote the colleges and universities you would have gone to if you could have!

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Oxford

Yale University

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<![CDATA[The Best School Jokes Ever Told]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/school-jokes/jack-napier
A list of the funniest jokes about going to school that you’ve ever heard. Outside of these school jokes, there’s nothing funny about the classroom. Seriously, we tried to think about something else that was funny about taking tests and dealing with windbag teachers. We speak for everyone when we say that school is no fun at all and it’s a big waste of time. Just kidding, stay in school kids! While you’re stuck in school, at least you can have some fun with your miserable life by reading these super funny student jokes. Enjoy!

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or even an administrator, you can appreciate every single one of these funny school jokes. If you want to be the class clown or the talk of the school yard, then learn a few of these jokes and try them out with classmates - you’ll be the king of the schoolyard in no time! If you get sent to detention, don't worry. Just keep some of this school humor in your sock and you’ll be you’ll be writing "RANKER HAS THE BEST LISTS OF JOKES ABOUT SCHOOL EVER" on the chalkboard until your arm falls off.

Vote up you favorite jokes about school, and tell us all about that teacher that you hate in the comment section!

Why Couldn't the Mobius Strip Enroll in School?
The school required an orientation. 
How Did the Geography Student Drown?
His grades were below C-level.
Why Is 6 Afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9, of course.

Why Did the Student Throw His Watch Out the Window?
He wanted to see time fly. 

What's a Chalkboard's Favorite Drink?
Hot chalk-olate! 

Why Don't They Serve Beer at Math Parties?
Because you can't drink and derive... 
Why Did the Student Take a Ladder to School?
Because they were going to high school!
What Three Candies Can You Find at Every School?
Nerds, DumDums, and smarties. 
What's a Teacher's Favorite Nation?
What Happened to the Plant in Math Class?
It grew square roots.

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<![CDATA[28 Rappers with Degrees]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-degrees/ranker-hip-hop
From the East Coast to the West Coast, and from the Dirty South to the city of Paris, famous rappers all over the world have received college degrees. Some of these hip-hop stars earned their degrees after attending four years of college, while others were presented with honorary degrees for their contributions to the arts.

Who is the most famous rapper with a degree? Lil Wayne tops our list. In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston. LL Cool J received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling." Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.

M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Lil Jon spent two years studying at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia before going on to finish college at Ohio State University in 1993.

Are you surprised that so many rappers have degrees? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.
Donald Glover
Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006.
Lil Wayne
In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston.
Ice Cube
Ice Cube earned a two-year degree from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1988.
Kanye West
Kanye West received an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 
LL Cool J
LL Cool J received an honorary degree from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to rec­og­nize my body of work and my con­tri­bu­tions to the world of art is an amazing feeling."
Mos Def
Mos Def reportedly graduated from NYU.
M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli studied experimental theater at New York University.
"Timber" rapper, Pitbull, received an honorary degree from Doral College in 2014.

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<![CDATA[The Best Songs About Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-about-education/ranker-music
We all enjoy learning new things, so why not rank the best songs about education for this list? Education songs come in many forms. Some of the best songs about education criticize the current school system, but other good education songs are about the good times had with friends in school. Many of these songs mention the word education in their titles and others reference school in their lyrics.

Pink Floyd's “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” is by far one of the best songs about education. They liken traditional teaching to “thought control” in this iconic song.

The Jackson 5 teach listeners about the ABCs and 123s of love on their hit, “ABC,” and Alice Cooper celebrates the end of the curriculum with his single, “School's Out.”Nada Surf gives a lesson on being cool with their 1996 tune, “Popular.” Pearl Jam also has several songs about education. Their tracks “Jeremy” and “Education” appear on this list of the top education songs.

Which song about education do you think is the best? Vote it up to No. 1 and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2

Hot for Teacher

School's Out


The Headmaster Ritual


Sex Education Ghetto Style


Adult Education

Charlie Brown

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<![CDATA[Top Cities of the Muslim World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-cities-of-the-muslim-world/mkglobetrotter
The Muslim World spreads from  Algiers to Afghanistan, from Karachi to Kuala Lampur and comprises of a large part in Asia and much of Middle East. Which city is your favorite? Vote up your favorite! 

Is it Kuala Lampur? Dubai or the serene Istanbul?? Let the race begin!










Kuala Lampur


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<![CDATA[Universities With The Best College Sports Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/universities-with-the-best-college-sports-programs
College sports programs are a large source of pride among American universities. What are the colleges with the best sports programs& It's time for the fans to decide!

Whether it's basketball, football, or even baseball season, universities and alumni want to be the best athletic program, period. What university has the best sports program& Here are the colleges with the greatest all around sports programs in the country. If you don't vote for your top athletic college, you are letting down your favorite athletes and your classmates. Don't be a cause of shame for your alma mater!

Notice your favorite school missing from the ranks& Add a contributing list to give a vote with some heft. You can also use the voting buttons to say whether you think a college should have been included or not.

Ohio State University

Stanford University

University of Alabama

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Texas at Austin

University of Florida

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<![CDATA[Best University in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-university-in-the-world/bennicholson
What do you think is the best university in the world ever? I have tried to get as many different universities from as many different places as possible from top university lists and personal knowledge but please add any I have forgot.

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Imperial College London

Kyoto University

Stanford University

University College London

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

University of St Andrews

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<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Study Abroad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-study-abroad/ranker-travel
List of the Best Countries to Study Abroad ranked from best to worst. Almost every college and university has programs that allow their students to study abroad. How do these young scholars decide which nation will provide them with quality education and a great adventure? Vote on this list of the best countries to study abroad and share your wisdom with all adventurous undergrads.
There are many factors to consider when deciding which country to spend a semester in while you study abroad. If your a foodie, Italy is your best bet to immerse yourself in decadent cuisine. France offers beautiful scenery, vast culture and rigorous curriculums, providing students studying abroad with an unforgettable experience.

For a semester abroad that is inexpensive, check out what the various African countries have to offer. Kenya and Tanzania both offer students a quality education mixed with rich cultural diversity and amazing opportunities to observe wildlife, while remaining easy on the pocket book. Mexico also provides studious travelers with wonderful educational opportunities for a fair price. Another bonus to heading south of the border is that for many students home is only a few hours away.

Which country will land in the top spot on this list of the best countries to study abroad? Time will tell, but be sure to vote to make sure that your favorite spot is featured high on the list.


Czech Republic





Republic of Ireland




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<![CDATA[The Best YouTube Education Channels Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-education-channels-youtube/youtuber
Whether you are 9 or 99, YouTube is a great place to further your education and learn new things about science, technology, math, and languages. These YouTube education channels are smart, interesting, and entertaining, so it won't feel like you're stuck in a classroom. Good education videos are so unique because each uploader really takes the time to put passion and knowledge into each one, so that their viewers will have fun while learning. 

For kids, "Super Simple Songs" and "KidsTV123" offer great educational videos. Adults, however, will probably enjoy the "TEDx Talks" channel, which allows viewers to hear experts discuss different, interesting topics. 
Add your favorite YouTuber to the list if they're missing, and make sure to vote for your favorites below! 

Busy Beavers

Khan Academy


Mother Goose Club


Mother Goose Club Playhouse


Muffin Songs

Super Simple Songs


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