Sunday, February 18, 2007

We Still Have Tennenbaum to Amuse Us

Saturday's Newsless Courier provided yet another chuckle for those of us who are underimpressed with the sayings of former State Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum. Apparently Berkeley County invited her to speak to their educators (at a "district staff development workshop").

After congratulating South Carolina on its showing ("approaching" average) on the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress), Tennenbaum pouted that "critics only harp on [italics mine] the state's low SAT scores and abysmal graduation rate."

"Harp on": "To talk or write about to an excessive and tedious degree; dwell on."
[definition courtesy of the online]

Let's see--what would be more important to the futures of South Carolina's students--
Their NAEP scores or their SAT scores? Their NAEP scores or graduation from high school?


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