Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday Tidbits

Zookeeper Fired

In this article yesterday, The Times announced that Lowry Park Zoo fired the new zookeeper who left the latch off the tiger's cage. Talk about finding a scapegoat! When will the zoo also accept their responsibility for placing someone who is unqualified and minimally trained in such a position?

Read 180 Poorly Implemented

In this article in today's Times, we learn that a very expensive program with a high success rate wasn't as effective as it should have been, due to mismanagement in our public school system. Gee, should we be surprised? Florida has long been limping behind most of the country when it comes to education.

Although I feel that Dr. Clayton Wilcox (our current Superintendent) could be doing better, I have to admit that anything is better than his predecessor, Howard Hinesley. As a matter of fact, a troupe of rabid monkeys could have done better than Hinesley.

Let's hope that Wilcox whips this program into shape and demands that the administration gives the teachers the support which they need to make this a success.


BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

A small act compared to the death of an animal, but at least it is something!

Have a good week, Saur.

Senor Caiman said...


I normally fire anyone who gives me an excuse, waca waca, Japanese for no excuse no blame.

"...A troupe of rabid monkeys" - you're gettin mighty close to me pullin out "the card", please watch your wording.

Excellent Post.

Fred said...

Lowry is just lucky the lion didn't harm anyone. Sheesh.

daveawayfromhome said...

He wont. Teachers are workers, and being nice to workers isnt fashionable these days. Management, that's were the money lies (in all ways). Until we treat people who do the work in this country better, teachers will never be treated better either.

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