A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Friday, October 14, 2005

Standards? We don't need no stinkin' standards!

So one of my most happy-go-lucky ones came to me today because she had a 79% in my regular class. She says she didn't have grades like this in her previous honors class, and thinks that because the class is a "regular" class, that means she shouldn't have to study struggle.

In the words of a previous student who came to visit me from college, "You were so mean-- making me think instead of trotting out the worksheets. It's SCARY out there without worksheets!"

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At 10/15/05, 12:40 AM, Blogger Jim Connolly said...

Hee Hee Hee. I LOVE it when they say things like that. "You mean my brain is supposed to do something other than keep the top of my head from caving in? Oh, No!"


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