Coach Brown of A Passion for Teaching and Opinions was a little dismayed by his students’ priorities last week. Instead of showing up for an important exam, they stood in line for a free Denny’s breakfast promoted during the Super Bowl.
Today the California Exit Exam, a major (in our case, THE MAJOR) factor in API and AYP ratings, was given to Sophomores and Seniors that haven't passed it yet. Well, that's sort of true, since a massive population decided that it would be more beneficial to stand in line a half hour to get into a "greasy spoon" to enjoy two eggs, two pancakes, two sausage, and two bacon ...
I don't know if it is my older age, or just the simple fact that society can't stare itself in the mirror and work towards actually fixing the problems of education, but this really bugs me.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.