For thirty minutes I have been listening to a teacher try to set up a field trip to a mall. Called Math in the Mall. She wants permission for the students to come to the mall and take some pictures of the floor and find the parrallell lines. The malls won't let her because they don't allow photographs. huh?
The sad part is she has done this in the past, but the person on the mall end who usually helped he organize decided to retire. I guess allowing 7th grade students to wander the mall isn't acceptable in polite society anymore. So much for trying to engage students in education.