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The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Public education?

John Grogan: Excuse me: It's 'public' education:

OK, parents, ready for today's pop quiz?

In Pennsylvania, where nearly one-quarter of middle-school teachers who took a competency test failed, the best corrective action is to:

a. Shoot the messenger.
b. Send up smoke screens.
c. Keep taxpayers in the dark in the hopes no one will notice the problem.
d. Tell the public it has no right to information about public employees paid with public dollars.
e. All of the above.

If you answered 'all of the above,' you no doubt work for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, that proud purveyor of the 'see no evil, hear no evil' school of quality control.

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