Tuesday, January 25, 2005

No Child's Left Behind

Today TinyTuna and her other 5th grade compatriots bow to the whim of the Almighty Shrub, who has -- in thought, word, and deed -- decreed his displeasure for No Child's Left Behind. Educational plans were formulated and in-service days abounded (not like they don't anyway) as teachers formed a strategerie to placate W, or "Alpha 23" as he is known in the Public School Biz.

Catholic Schools use the Miss Manners approved: George Walker Bush, The 43rd President of the United States and a little Heaven Here on Earth God Bless Us Everyone

I know very little about the rigors that will be imposed upon TinyTuna and her classmates. The only thing I've heard is that the process will last upwards of two weeks and there is an enormous emphasis on SNACKS.

But it seems to me that when you talk about school, there is ALWAYS an enormous emphasis placed on snacks, which I think is the source of the whole No Child's Left Behind problem to begin with. If there were less SNACKS and more say, MOVING AROUND during the day, maybe this legislated fortnight exorcism of The Youth of America's port-side buttocks wouldn't have been necessary.

It's not "No Child's LEFT Behind"...It's "No CHILD Left Behind."



1 comment:

TVJ said...

I wish this program had been around when I was a wee lass. I'm convinced my right cheek is slightly rounder than my left.