Friday, August 12, 2005

Serious topic, but inadvertently amusing headline

"Many Texas schools fall short of 'no child' goals"

No matter how hard the schools try to discourage them, those darn children keep showing up every August... ;-)

2 Comments:

At 7:45 PM, August 13, 2005, Blogger Andrew said...

Good schools are so critical for a city and community that I hope educators and parents find a way to improve schools. I admire the whole No Child Left Behind program but it still doesn't replace good parenting and teaching.
Parents have to take the lead and start demanding that the schools improve.

 
At 12:35 AM, August 20, 2005, Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

I saw this on the Blue Collar Politics blog the other day.
John Adams writing in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people being necessary for the preservation of, rights and liberties; and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in various parts of the try, and among the different orders of the people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates in all future periods of this Commonwealth to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them, especially the university at Cambridge, public schools, and grammar schools in the towns; to encourage private and public institutions, rewards and immunities, for the promotion of agriculture, arts, sciences, commerce, trades, manufactures and a natural history of the country; to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry and frugality, honesty and punctuality their dealings, sincerity, good humor, and all social affections, and generous sentiments among the people."

A truly radical view of the goal of education, is it not?

 

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