|Typical Buffalo Public Schools Administrator Decries Opting Out from Standardized Testing|
Well now. THAT didn't take long now did it? On saturday the OptOut-apalooza went on as scheduled at the Niagara Branch Library, a sentimental favorite of mine from many afternoons spent there teaching home instruction kids from the West Side. In short friends, the Cowardly Lyin' is all ready dribbling its way down from Mt. Administratus just as we knew it would. Several colleagues have all ready shared the news that their building admins. are rushing to and fro with fire extinguishers searching high and low for the spark, smoke and or flames of the coming insurrection. Some have asked teachers to clue them into what went on over the weekend and others are planning announcements to the student body (which we can all assume is meant for their teachers as well). My favorite screaming meemie administrator story though is the school who is asking any parents or students with information about other kids and or parents planning to opt out of standardized testing to bring it to the attention of the Assistant Principal. To which I say where the hell was all this "vigor" -- in the argot of the Common Corpse -- when Fosalade Odaleelee was running roughshod over your timid, submissive administrative asses? And now that she's circled City Hall on her knockoff Louis Vitton broomstick and written "Surrender Amber" in red smoke over the city and disappeared with a purse full of Chop House silver -- NOW you're all going to get up off your knees and start coming after parents? Well then I guess it's on folks.
From what I'm seeing and hearing ya'll are going to have your hands full between now and the middle of April. Shucks I heard Bob Bennett is even taking Lil John King into the puppet shop for some fresh strings in case they have to go on a talking tour. The message is that parents are not allowed to Opt Out, it's not legal and it will HURT THE SCHOOL. Well I guess that remains to be seen now doesn't it? Now that NYSED, King and Cuomo can't threaten to withhold Buffalo's RtTT money as we've agreed to their asinine APPR, it appears a new round of threats and bullying is in order. It's starting locally and surely more flatulence from NYSED, Cuomo and that toothless bobbleheaded band of misfits they call The Regents will be forthcoming. Time for a little Civil Disobedience at the very least my friends. This shit has to stop and the sooner the better.