Monday, October 03, 2005

Follow-Up: Multiple Valedictorian Sickness

Be a winner!Some months ago this blog had a post about the ridiculous practice some high schools have gotten into of naming dozens of students as valedictorians. You will be relieved to know that there is an end to the madness in sight. Thanks to the Seattle Times, we have been informed that Roosevelt High is leading the way in the return to sanity:
At a time when many schools set records for their number of valedictorians and still others have dropped the tradition altogether, Roosevelt soon will return to naming a single person as the school's top student.
Huzzah. However, before you get to celebrating too much, don't forget this is the public school system we're talking about. As in, incapable of doing just about anything without adding a measurable dose of stupidity into the proceedings. Case in point:
Roosevelt staff formed a valedictorian committee a few years ago. It met for about a year before recommending a return to a single valedictorian.
In order to reach this decision, they formed a committee, which apparently sat on its hands for a year or two, then met for an entire year before finally coming to a decision. If I ran my house like the public schools, by the time we decided what to have for dinner tonight, the contents of the refrigerator would have become sentient and formed their own intelligent society. Maybe it would even have a school. At least there would only be one valedictorian, though.

Source: Seattle Times
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2 Comments:

Blogger LotharBot said...

In unrelated news...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/ele/101698867.html

I'd think you wrote that, except that there's a tad more swearing than I'm used to. I think somebody copied your style, though...

9:45 PM, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Father Cory said...

Good thing they don't need a commitee on what to have for lunch the next day.

7:51 AM, October 04, 2005  

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