Wednesday, April 19, 2006

From the "Our Tax Dollars At Work" File

I held on to this article for a month, hoping that Mr. Attila would blog about it, because this kind of thing is right up his alley.

But he's been busy, and I wanted to use it before it got all dusty and cobwebby.

In the Chicago area, around 30 students in two high schools have formed an advocacy group to change a particular school policy.

The policy? That students are required to pass Driver's Education if they want to graduate.

I don't know about you, but it seems pretty reasonable to me--at least from a safety standpoint. I think it's a good idea for teen drivers to be required to pass some kind of course before they're let loose on our highways.

Why don't these students want to take Driver's Ed?

Because they're blind.

Yes, that's right. They are required to pass the written part of the driving test if they want to get their diplomas.

How incredibly stoopid is that? Not to mention insulting and degrading.

We've had some personal run-ins with the "School Buttocracy" ourselves over the years.

But that's for another time.

It's a beautiful day and I don't want to ruin it.

Happy Spring, everybody!

I have to add that our lovely and ladylike Yorkshire lass St. Jude did a chicken boob experiment after some back and forth in the comments section of my earlier post What a Boob! Go read it. It's hysterical!


St Jude said...

'Buttocracy', what a wonderful word. It's another 'jobsworth' no doubt behind this. It reminds me of the time, (way back in the dark ages), when I was commanded to take an oral exam, ie; I had to recite phrases said to me in English back to the examiner in French. Without this I would not receive my pass. So what's wrong with that you might ask? Well I was classed as profoundly deaf at the time... and for many years afterwards.

Needless to say I failed.

The Poodle's Friend said...

That would be funny if it weren't so infuriating. Love the photo, by the way.
Happy Spring to you too!

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