Ask any veteran public school teacher to comment on DC Superintendent Michelle Rhee's assessment of the age-old battle (Creativity cannot be measured by standardized tests, so concentrate on fundamentals only), and I'll bet that the dull-witted handout kings & queens are the only ones who'd agree with her. Here's the quote
"The thing that kills me about education is that it's so touchy-feely," she tells me one afternoon in her office…"People say, 'Well, you know, test scores don't take into account creativity and the love of learning,'" she says… “I'm like, 'You know what? I don't give a crap.' Don't get me wrong. Creativity is good and whatever. But if the children don't know how to read, I don't care how creative you are. You're not doing your job."
Yes, reading is fundamental, Michelle.
But sucking the life out of children is just plain evil.
And a spoon full of sugar (creative
lesson planning, Michelle) makes the medicine (embarrassing the kids in front of their peers) go down, darlin'.
Michelle is a media-sucking limelight whore who has no business running any school system.
And she's too stupid to realize that Time Magazine dressed her up as a witch for the cover... and not the "sweeping reformer" she imagined she'd look like."For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.