Monday, July 16, 2007

Only in Detroit

The new Detroit Public Schools superintendent gave her first on-the-job interview with the city’s major newspapers last week. Did she talk about her educational philosophy? Did she outline strategies to improve the decaying infrastructure of the school buildings and raise the level of student achievement?

No. Her proclamation? “I will not lie, cheat or steal. Education is my priority.” Duh.

Another brilliant quotation appeared last week when the temperatures were in the mid-90’s. It was hot, humid and totally unpleasant. But not to worry. An article in the Detroit Free Press was the source of great advice:

If you can’t flee north, doctors suggest staying out of the sun and using air-conditioning and fans until a forecast cooling trend at midweek.
Boy, you learn a lot in Med School.

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