I did find a caption under one picture that caught my attention. It was in California Educator, March, 2013, page 10, in an article called “Is Reading at Risk?” They are doing a review of a book called Readicide by Kelly Gallagher.
I didn’t bother reading the article. It is the typical educational mantra as shown by the subtitles in the text. First was “Blame NCLB and mandated testing” (sic). Although they didn’t mention his name, George Bush is to blame, right? Then of course there was the title, “No money for librarians/books” (sic). We all know that more money will solve the problem, right? (The “sic,” for those of you educated in public school, signifies that they don’t follow the established rules for capitalization in their titles.) Typical left wing boilerplate.
Here is the quote that caught my attention:
“Kelly Gallagher wrote ‘Readicide’ after he brought up the topic of Al-Qaida for discussion in class and an honors student asked him to spell Al’s last name.”I laughed, in pain but still laughing. It is so typical. I shared this with my classes and could only see one student who got it. I have seen the same response in faculty meetings when I refer to “Big Brother.”
Ignorance is rampant. Smug satisfaction is epidemic.
Into the trash with that issue.
homo unius libri