Governor finishes last in his division again.
Rumors have it that the guv kinda got into it with Dr. SueEllen Reed, Indiana's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, at an Education Roundtable meeting. Evidently a report was being given that indicated Indiana's student achievement had been slowly and steadily rising in many areas. The governor took exception to any good news and revealed that the LA Dodgers had improved too but they play in a weak division.
I have about had it with the lame sports analogies. This is not a game - its education! American obsession with rankings and ratings will be our demise.
These folks don't get it. The unintended consequences of trying to be number one on some international or national test will eventually choke out what remains of the American creativity and ingenuity. (See the previous post on this blog.) Teachers in the trenches will confirm this.
My son came home with an A- the other day. I guess using the governor's flawed logic I should frown and ask him why he wasn't number one in the class that day AND tell him that since he is
not in the advanced math class that he should be disappointed because he is in a weak division.
As they say, "The beatings will continue until morale improves."