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This doth suck greatly.

Tomorrow's the MISFITS Geek Day/All Ships Day at Valleyfair, and the Gothlet and I would have been going...except that my Reading instructor (yeah, I'm in an MA program, and taking Reading. Massive suckage.) decided to pick this Saturday to make up for a couple of the Thursday nights we're not having class. So instead of going to Valleyfair with those of my kind, I'm going to be sitting in a classroom learning about reading.

Personally, I don't have a lot of sympathy for kids who make it to their junior year without learning to read. You've had ten years in the public schools, maybe more, and you haven't figured out yet that this business of interpreting the black symbols on white paper (or on a computer monitor) is kind of important, could maybe get you a good job? Is your pride that fscking important? Apparently the faculty expects all of us teaching at the senior high level to be aware of "differently skilled" kids and make allowances...not this teacher, baby. You can't read, you will fail. You ask for help, I'll give it, but in a class of thirty-plus kids, I'm not going to be the one checking to see if your reading skills are up to par. Swallow your pride and get a clue, child. Don't cost nothin'.

Oh, yeah. This instructor is pushing the "standardized tests don't mean anything" junk. What total and complete BS. I can buy the argument that they shouldn't be the sole criterion by which a school is judged, but so much of the anti-testing hype out there is just shameless crap peddled by people who know better.



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May. 22nd, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
I decided the weather didn't look like it was worth going and spending the money on Valleyfair today. It sounds like the threat of bad weather limited the turnout to only a handful of people. Maybe we'll have to do a MinneTokyo day at Valleyfair sometime, planned using our usual last-minute method so we can pick a good sounding weekend forecast.
May. 23rd, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
Either MinneTokyo or ATC/Anime Detour, yes. Preferably sometime later in the summer when lounging around/playing in the water all day is a good option.
May. 23rd, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
With MN's unpredictable summer weather season it would have to be planned during the week of the event so we have an idea of what the weekend forecast will be.
May. 23rd, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC)
Unfortunate but true.
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