So let’s not rush to judgement about the demise of “brick and mortar” schools and race off into the “digital high schools will replace education as we know” just yet. Why? Because, it seems that the skill set needed in order to earn an online high school diploma is not quite as rigorous as it is in a traditional high school. Like for one thing, the students, apparently, don’t even need to be of our same species.
Yep, an online high school just awarded a degree to a cat.
And as if the media needs more reasons to pile on teachers and paint us all us incompetents doofs, here’s another fabulous story about an educator — the tale of the of the New Mexico driving teacher who got popped for drunk driving. Ain’t that kinda like me bein’ an English teecher not comprehensibilitizing and applicationifying the prooper rools of grammer and speeling?
But proof lives everywhere that we are simply not doing enough to serve the intellectual needs of our students. I mean come on, some teacher somewhere has to take some ownership over this mistake. Seems a guy gave his ID and bank account number to the teller… right before he robbed the bank. Truly, I do not think this reflects as poorly on this person as it does on all of us in the field of education. After all, are we not our moronic brother’s keeper?
And last on my list today is Mr. Phil Spector. Seem Ol’ Toupee (btw, has there ever been a less flattering mug shot taken of a celebrity? Here he is in court. Here he is after arrest number 1. And here he is in the Big House. Scary!!) wants a new prison cell because is not happy with his neighbors. Do people convicted of cold blooded murder get to have requests such as these honored? I mean I’ve never blasted away an associate and tried to cover it up in my classroom and yet, does my principal respect my wishes when I ask him to install a jacuzzi in my room so I can be a more relaxed, better-rested educator? Would working for a warden be an upgrade?
Hmmm… much to wonder about in this wacky world.