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I am a teacher with 33 years experience in public education. The purpose of this web log is to critically examine the present state of education in our great country and, particularly, in Texas.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Shaping the future

Friday afternoon I drove by my old campus. The marquee was standing by the side of the road as it has been for years. The base of the marquee reads "Shaping The Future". Above the base was a message posted by my incredibly adept school district. The message read

KHS TAKS NIGHT MAINE BLDG
SPAGHTTI SUPER 5:30 TO 7:30

Now since the school is in Texas there seems to be no need to make a reference to the state of Maine when you are trying to indicate that the meeting will be at the main building. Following that I question this spelling of the phrase "SPAGHTTI SUPER". No, I am not making this up. And I have the picture to prove it. I will post the picture for your amusement soon.



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