Indicative of the Whole Problem

August 15, 2007 at 11:36 am 1 comment

I had just finished making my list of things to do before school starts when I came across this article on the web.

The article talks about a new dollar coin being issued by the U.S. Mint.  The coins will be similar to the state quarters in that each series will feature a different president along with his rank (ie, Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president).  Apparently, practically the entire population of the U.S. knows that George Washington was the first president, but almost nobody knows who came after him.  And my response to that is:

So what?

Of all the things to be concerned about these days, the Mint goes out and commissions a Gallup study to find out how many people can list the presidents in order.

Seriously?  We spent money on this?  Last I checked, Google was free.

To fix this “problem,” they’ve even put together lesson plans to go along with the new coins.

As if teachers have time….

One of these days, I’ll have something nice to say. 🙂

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kwyrick  |  August 15, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Wait…is this on the TAKS test?! 🙂

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