that only 12% of 8th graders can read “proficiently” in Washington (the CAPITAL - for crying out loud).
most US public schools described as “failure” or “drop-out” factories.
that educational boards have “rubber rooms” that draw millions and millions away from student learning initiatives…..and
that principals engage in a yearly “dance of the lemons”! I begin to ask - do countries like Turkey have it all wrong? But, that’s for another conversation...... Depressed – I headed for my iPad (my new “mistress”) this morning! Perhaps, a shot of technology would pick me up (3 cups of coffee had failed)….. Some of you will know that since the departure of “my big, little girl” for the Big Smoke and a course in Multimedia Design, I have been looking for ways to fill the void in my happy little home. My newly-adopted son, “Dexter” (an American cocker) is just great – but he falls down a bit in the “learning conversation” stakes! Could I find “someone” else? Could technology help me find another child to adopt? A few clicks later…I find my “Haley Joel Osment”. His name is Milo. And watch his video first….
Darling (hayatım benim, sekerim, bir tanem!)…..would you like to pop up to Panora today? There’s something I need to get from the mall……Wait a bloody minute, Tony! Scream the collective membership of the AFT and NEA. Milo is not just another “kid” or a "toy" you buy from a shopping mall. Imagine him “growing up”, getting a “job” in a school or university………..teaching!
Darling, perhaps we should nip into the “job centre”, instead! P.S: Did you notice that Milo has moved to the States? Wonder what type of school he is going to - Peter???