Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Wednesday FAIL

Barack Hussein ARBJPWD Obama appoints the head of Chicago's government schools to be Secretary of Education. Even apart from an apparent grammar gaffe committed in an acceptance speech, I have to wonder about the wisdom of appointing the head of a school system where the average graduate reads only at a sixth grade level. Keep in mind, by the way, that about 40% of Chicago Public students drop out--so the overall reading level of recent former attendees of CPS is probably no higher than the fifth grade.

While it probably would be unrealistic to expect Sen. BHARBJPWD Obama to appoint a homeschooling mom or parochial school headmaster as Secretary of Education or even abolish the post, I would hope that one could insist that the Sec. of Ed. demonstrate an ability to get high school students to read at a high school level. Such school superintendents can be found all over, but especially among the rural districts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Utah.

Where they do their best to ignore the Federal Department of Education, of course.

For more nausea-inducing FAIL, check out Time Magazine's hagiography of their Person of the Year. For those weak of stomach, no link will be provided.


Elspeth said...

My sentiments exactly, Bike bubba. Can we just get rid of the Dept. of Ed. already?

Bike Bubba said...

Hmmmm....I don't think that the Democrats will give up all the donations and votes from the NEA and AFT so easily, sister! I certainly won't be holding my breath.