Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meaningless Language

From Politico--Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan sounded surprisingly like the Republican governors when he told teachers unions and administrators at a conference Tuesday in Denver, “Clearly, the status quo isn’t working for children.”

Really? Seems likes the status quo isn't working for adults...taxpayers, budget writers, lawmakers, etc.
And just what is the status quo? It's a lot different at my school than it is at my children's schools, which is different from what it is at schools in other parts of our city.

I find it almost fortunate that something as sprawlingly amorphous as 'the schools' probably really isn't fixable on the grand scale...anything we think is a fix is probably as destructive as it is helpful, so I'm glad such fixes are hard to implement.

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