05/08/2005: Educational Faux Pas...
I posted earlier about Thomas Friedman (NY Times) writing on the educational failings in a Flat World-er approach to our schools. This comment to a South Knox Bubba post called Zero Tolerance for Idiots, over the student suspended for a phone call from his mother serving in Iraq, just about captures the sense of this phenomenon from Poor Educators at their worst:
Asst. Principal Parham said, ". . .not supposed to use [cell phones] for conversating back and forth."
Worthy of Bush. First, there's no such verb as "conversate," except perhaps in the minds of assistant principals. Second, if there were such a verb, I think that "back and forth" would be implied, unless people rountinely conversated alone or unless people used cell phones only to talk or only to listen.
I suspect Parham will be named head of the No Child Left Behind Program at the school. He's certainly got the potential.” -- Unapologetic.
Karen on 05.08.05 @ 07:16 AM CST