For a little Friday fun, check out The Onion’s satirical news article about a “budget mix-up” in which the Congressional Budget Office accidentally sent $80 billion earmarked for defense to the Department of Education. It goes on to “quote” several apologetic lawmakers:
Obviously, we did not intend for this to happen, and we are doing everything in our power to right the situation and discipline whoever is responsible," said House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), expressing remorse for the error. "I want to apologize to the American people. The last thing we wanted was for schools to upgrade their technology and lower student-to-teacher ratios in hopes of raising a generation of well-educated, ambitious, and skilled young Americans."
Always good to start the weekend off with a laugh...(though if you think too hard about the satirical implications here regarding school funding, you might not end up smiling).
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.