Satire is good for the soul

By , November 17, 2011 9:58 pm

The Cars – Just What I Needed

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There’s much to be frustrated in education policy these days, from media outlets muddying the waters of actual reform (the LA Times just asked for all of LAUSD’s teachers’ AGT data) , to simplistic data being touted in overreaching ways (48% of voters think charters provide “better” education…unfortunately, we’re not exactly sure what the term “better” means).

Thank goodness for satire.

A blog I’ve recently been following, notyetlausd.blogspot.com, has provided some much needed levity to the situation, and in so doing, actually speaks some truth that at times, is a bit uncomfortable. The latest? Viewing the Wasserman’s $4 million grant to LAUSD (directly to teacher projects) as….get this, reparations for Public School Choice.

Amazing.

And yes, after a long night of parent conferences were a wonderful chance to meet and interact with my students and their families (but nonetheless went 30 minutes over time because of my amazing horrible fluency in Spanish), this is just what I needed.

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