Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why Johnny can’t read. Or spell. Or connect the dots.

Today’s reflection:

Can you connect the dots in the three stories below? I’ve provided some hints along the way.

Story #1:

Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.” Drafted by prom committee, reviewed and approved by their TA (teacher advisor).

10442900_639320806158645_7465784104493123725_nAnd since this is the Senior Prom, we assume that this was written by one of the lucky 25% who are/our actually going to graduate high school.

Story #2:

LOS ANGELES—A California judge declared the state's strong teacher-tenure laws unconstitutional in a rebuke that promises to spur similar challenges around the country.

The student plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the state and two teachers unions successfully argued that statutes protecting teacher tenure, dismissal procedures and "last-in, first-out" layoff policies serve more often to keep ineffective instructors in the schools—hurting students' chances to succeed.

On second thought, perhaps that Prom program slogan was written four the students by won of there teechurs:


SAN FRANCISCO: "I am confident that the Court of Appeal will reverse this decision," said James Finberg, lead attorney for both the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers. "Having the security that you won't be fired without cause is one of the things that makes teaching an attractive profession."

Teachers protesting Governor Walker’s unreasonable demands during “negotiatins;”

wisconsin-teacher-protest-sign-1Apparently incompetence is not cause enough

Story #3:

According to the latest Reuters Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating is 37.5%…and falling.

obama approval rating june 2014

Who, you ask, are the 37.5% who still think BHO is competent at his job? Where do they come from? If you’ve been paying close attention to the clues - and haven’t attended public school anytime in the past 30 years or so - you’ve probably already connected the dots. If not, here are a few final clues:

how do you spell school2How many ways can you misspell school? If your answer is “more than won,” thank a teacher.

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