Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Maybe they should protest their education"

Captain's Quarters has the headline, the story, and the photo:

Dallas-area high school seniors took to the picket lines today, protesting a decision that will keep them from participating in graduation ceremonies for failing a standardized test. Trimble Tech High School seniors who did not pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills exam will have to wait for July to retake the test, and in the meantime cannot graduate.

For what a high school diploma signifies these days, I'd just as likely "let are kids walk" anyway.


mariposa said...

Sure, let them walk, and maybe they should wear signs that say, "I is not so dum."

Benny Terry said...

That's OK, keep them dumb - the US needs more dumb people to fight their "war of terror". The hallmark of a society going to hell is the lack of education.

Anonymous said...

A conspiracy to keep students dumb? That's a novel theory, but the effect is one that long predates the war on terror. Public education has been impelled by many motives apart from children's interests since its inception, but actively dumbing them down has only taken hold since sentimental liberalism decided that experience and emotion was actually more important than education.

Kunoichi said...

Anon 11:08 - dumbing down kids through public education goes back to the development of public education in the first place. Gatto is an interesting read about how that came about.