Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Must Read...

George Will is usually a must read, but his recent article about public school propaganda is at best, comical, and at worst, frightening.

It's hard enough to get high school students to take any assignment seriously, much less some of the ones he mentions in the article.

We'll see more of this...

How does the saying go? "Absolute power corrupts absolutely?" Throw in money, rewards, prestige, and a huge dash of moral relativism and you get...cheating scandals. 

The Atlanta public schools cheating scandal is about as bad as it gets. Let's hope it's not just the tip of a larger iceberg.

The two things that disturb me most are:

1. No one really seems to be making the simple observation that cheating is, well, WRONG. It seems in Philadelphia, administrators changing test answers won't get you arrested...or fired.

2. How is it possible that not even one employee (with any sense of right) reported the scam? Maybe the moral relativism runs deeper than most would care to admit...

Bring on school choice.