: If Hank is going to blame the troubles on 'Big Corporations' then I'm going to blame the lefties who put kids in diversity training and hug therapy classes instead of math and science. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for diversity. Hugs are great. But let's be serious for a minute people. The public schools in America had better start to act their age. Seriously, if someone has a hang nail they cancel class and call in the grief counselors. If I had to do it over again I would have gone into grief counseling. Talk about a growth industry, good grief. The students today are slowly learning that how they feel is far more important than what they know.
My goodness, if you knew the kind of bureaucracy that goes on in public schools it would knock your socks off! Last year some friends and I fabricated a bunch of memos that we dropped off in all of the teachers mailboxes that requested the teachers to read the "revised" dress code and conduct code. We made it essentially the same except added some random things like "NO PROSETYLIZING IN THE HALLWAYS EXCEPT DURING DESIGNATED TIMES" and "ALL SOCKS MUST BE REGULATION LENGTH"
Every single teacher read it to their classes and everything went on as usual. The administration was clueless. So, a few weeks after, I sent a report to the administrators detailing what had gone on and suggested steps for improving the lack of communication between the faculty and administration. Fortunately, they took it in good humor and didn't punish me.
: Myself?...after 12 years at public schools I put myself through four years of private college and started my dream job a month after graduating. Does that make me smart in the eyes of some European wonk? I could give a flying fuck. At the end of the day...I know I'm smart.
Well, after another year of hell I am off to either Washington and Lee or Tulane, where I can begin training for my soon-to-be dazzling law career.