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Friday, November 18, 2005

4th dumbest state in the union

Before I start, let me say that I know my kid is bright. Good grades are expected of him. He gets nervous if he smells a B near his report card. That said, I live in Nevada, which is 47 out of 50 in the Smart State award. We are the fourth dumbest state in the country, since most of our brain is leaking out as we stare numbly at a slot machine.
I figured out why we're so dumb. It's the people running the school district.
I was invited to a PAAL (parents as academic leaders) meeting with our PTSA president. She wanted to bring up the recent shooting of one of our kids' school buses on the way home from school.
We get to the meeting and I swear it was a giant pep rally for "We know we suck but we're gonna do better!" And they had color coded graphs!!! They were so proud!
Obviously that's what is wrong with public education.........NOT ENOUGH COLOR CODED GRAPHS. I'm sure if we just added those to our kids' lives the test scores would rise to the heavens.
But getting back to the bus shooting, we didn't even get a chance to bring it up.
The powers that be were too busy cheerleading. If only the children on the bus had their graphs with them...they never would've been shot at.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

morning sucks

It is 6 am,it's cold outside, it's still dark and can someone please explain to me why the fuck children have to be at school at 7 am??????
This helps noone. Layne doesn't even become human before noon and he's straight A's. What about the kids below the reading curve? How do they fucking survive......oh that's right Mickey D's is always hiring. Why try to be smart? Stupidity is in.....you can even rise to the highest job in the land. And noone will call you out about it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

great review from the Review Journal

Thanx to Anthony DelValle for giving me such a glowing review and I didn't even bribe him. You can also see another review at Backstage.com under the title "Momming Around"