Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A big drum roll please!

Wally Carr of New Hope wins a Spotty for this letter in today's Star Tribune:
So Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants a high school program with rigor and excellence. I wish he'd take some time to get informed before spouting off.

We already have such a program. It's rigorous, its high standards are enforced by a worldwide network of independent evaluation and peer review, and it produces some of Minnesota's best-prepared high-school graduates. Here in Robbinsdale District 281, it recently produced a Marshall scholar.

It's called International Baccalaureate, and the governor let his conservative buddies cut it by a million dollars last year.

As Bugs Bunny would say: "What a Maroon!"
Remember, boys and girls, a Spotty is awarded to the author of a letter to the editor, an op ed piece, or a blog post or comment that Spot wishes that he has written. Spotty especially appreciates the culturally appropriate and dismissive reference to Bugs Bunny. A nice touch, Wally.

It's too bad that Timmy and his pewfellows Katie, Captain Fishsticks, and Mitch Pearlstein don't appreciate irony.

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