Saturday, March 7, 2009
Public school can be farcical due to the emphasis on test scores - they take students out of class for extensive testing, on which funding depends, and potentially low-scoring students are shuffled or gerrymandered from school to school. Education itself seems to have been displaced in importance. Last Tuesday was 3/3/09, a notable date to be sure; however Ann's elementary school principal, during the morning announcements, said "Today is 3/3/09, which is important because 9 is 3 cubed." There was no correction or retraction, and it didn't seem to rise to the level of being worth comment among staff (other than Ann).