Last week at work our electronic bulletin board received a posting announcing an upcoming seminar. It would be a class featuring an education professor, titled, “The World of Expectations: How It Relates To School And Work.” Whatever that means.
But the jarring thing here was that it was sponsored by the school district’s “Equity and Diversity Education Department,” a section that I never knew existed. The flier included a sidebar that even listed the names and titles of the department’s staff: twelve people, including two whose given title was “Student Success Advocate.”
Huh. I thought that was supposed to be me and, especially, their parents. What have any of these guys ever done that’s made a difference in any classroom? Certainly nothing for mine. Then again, considering the leftist, non-academic mandate implied in their department title, that’s probably just as well.
If we’re supposed to be tightening our belts because of tough budget cuts, I have an idea for where we can trim some fat…