No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
~ Mark Twain (Among others)
Eduhonesty: I watch national healthcare unravelling. I wonder if they will pull it back together. They haven’t managed to pull American education back together. They haven’t even managed to acknowledge they’ve screwed it up. Yet all these expensive, well-intentioned efforts don’t seem to have made us any more nationally competitive. If we consider that many of these kids can’t figure out whether Egypt is in Europe, Africa or even South America — well, it’s possible we have been moving backwards. They aren’t getting much better at what’s on the test, but sometimes almost the whole curriculum consists of items likely to be on the test. In the meantime, there’s no time for geography and middle schoolers sometimes can’t tell a city from a country.