Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Coming Up Short at State Ed

It seems that the rulers on the protractors ordered for the state's standardized math tests are a little short, their first inch missing part of same. But this is no big deal, at least not to Commissioner Mills.

"I think you should look at the protractor and you would see that the issue is literally very small."

While it may be about 1/16 inch small, it's also $325,000.00 paid for defective merchandise that some teachers will rightfully refuse to use. Does Mr. Mills think this is a waste?

"No, I don't think there was money wasted," Mills said.

Spoken like a true NYS 21st Century Educator!

There is no such thing as Quality Control where education is concerned.


KnightRyder said...

Commissioner Mills should be fired for his gross incompetence and dereliction to the taxpayers of the State of New York.

Too, the Board of Regents is just an inept when it comes to Educating our children.

Do these people really know the meaning of "to educate our children?"

We have gone far adrift from the original three R's.

Buckley F. Williams said...

Commisioner Mills is absolutely correct. 1/16 of an inch is so small as to be insignificant.

In fact, to prove his point, let's move the decimal points on his future paychecks just 1/16 of an inch to the left.