Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hope her D students don't read the paper

As you might imagine, articles on the local public schools are starting to grab my attention.

I couldn't get more than a couple paragraphs into this one before breaking into a fit of "did she really just say that?" laughter.

So when Ellen Foote, the school’s veteran principal, received a copy of the school’s new report card from the city’s Education Department, she was taken aback at the letter grade: D.

“It is just so demoralizing to have a number or grade assigned that is just sort of trivializing things,” Ms. Foote said. “It doesn’t reflect, I think, the valuable work and the very complicated work that we do here.”

I can't even enumerate the lines of questioning one could take from here....