Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blog: No tourist left behind

Forget it, Tony Messenger!

Sometimes the anonymous bloggers hit it right on the money. For instance, in a post I somehow overlooked Tuesday, the Thinking Things blogger tackled the new law requiring Missouri schools to set their starting dates no later than 10 days before Labor Day:

As long as teachers ensure kids can pass the MAP test the "deciders" in Jefferson City don't seem to worry if students are being "left behind" by a government which values tourist dollars over education.

Learning the importance of work when you are young is great. Bringing money to Missouri businesses is also great. But if we really mean it when we tell kids to stay in school and put their education first, our legislative priorities should reflect that message.

As the kids would say: Duh.

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