Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 18, 2005

Reality, or The Onion? #3: Requirement for High School Graduates

Filed under: — Different River @ 8:51 am

I’d have thought this was a put-on, or from the The Onion, but it’s from the Mainstream Media, so it must be true, right?

According to this article in the Connecticut Post, the school board in Milford, Connecticut has decided that starting in 2009, high school students will be required to know how to read in order to graduate.

Glad to know they have some standards there…

The article also says that the school board’s decision “allows Associate Supt. of Learning Larry Schaefer to form a task force that will explore how the new standard could be implemented at Jonathan Law and Foran high schools. The group will be comprised of city educators.”

“Associate Supt. of Learning”? What are all the other “Supts.” in charge of? Forgetting?

“[T]o form a task force that will explore how the new standard could be implemented”? I have an idea: teach students to read!

“The group will be comprised of city educators.” Oh — is that the problem?

(Hat tip: James Taranto.)

One Response to “Reality, or The Onion? #3: Requirement for High School Graduates”

  1. panda Says:

    Notice that the one opposing vote (Larry Funaro, D) came because he felt this change should be happening in the lower or middle school, not waiting until high school!
    Good point, I think.

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