Yesterday was one of my kids’ first day at college. Not gonna say who, or where – nutters are everywhere out there, and some of them are safely tucked into offices at institutes of higher education. Why tie weights around my kids’ ankles?
And yes, I do feel too young for this, although I know it’s not true.
But all I can say is “Whew. Finally”.
I’ve not spared much in relating my disgust with the Saint Paul Public School system. As I noted a few years back, one of the best days of my life was when my kids got pulled out of the SPPS and put into charter schools. I’m not the only one; one out of eight Saint Paul parents has yanked their kids out of the SPPS and high-tailed it to parochial, charter, suburban (via the state’s open enrollment statute) or home schools.
But now, today, knowing my kids are beyond the claws of that wretched, dysfunctional, addled, mediocrity-worshipping, politically-correct, racist-via-low-expectations school system, I feel a lot better about life in general.
This isn’t to bag on the people I do know who are conscientious, diligent employees of the SPPS, who genuinely do care about students and are good teachers and dedicated staffers.
But I have to ask them – why do you share a district with people like this? With a district that chooses every day between thick-necked adherence to idiotic policy and the welfare of children, and is constantly found wanting?
Anyway – it’s a happy day.
One more to go!