Friday, May 26, 2006

Don't they have anything better to do?

The Michigan department of education is trying to ban the words "America" and "American" from their public schools. It's good to know that all the more pressing concerns of the Michigan schools have been solved so that they can finally focus on this issue.

1 comment:

Ron said...

It really does look like he got his facts wrong

As usual in such cases the truth is somewhere in between. It appears that the decision to change the phraseology had not actually been made, but it was under serious consideration:

It is not at all clear whether school superintendant Michael Flanagan's statement that the change "never would have happened on his watch" was really his original position, or a furious backpedal after their trial balloon went down in screaming flames.

As for impugning the education system of your state, all I ever said (or implied) was that they were wasting time on this issue when they probably have more pressing concerns. I stand by that assessment, though I will note that Michigan is hardly unique in this regard.