Thursday, February 14, 2008

The BS News Quiz of the Day

Yesterday, I asked...

"Retired teacher John Corcoran recently revealed that he taught high school for 17 years without what?"

10% said "A degree"
- Who needs a degree to teach? Enforce that rule and you'll lose 90% of the improv teachers out there.

No one thought it was "A classroom" or "His pants"
- That would be a gym teacher.

A whopping 90% said "Being able to read or write"

According to San Diego's 10 News, John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell. He said his teachers moved him up from grade to grade. He cheated his way through high school, receiving his diploma in June 1956. He stole tests and persuaded friends to complete his assignments. Corcoran earned an athletic scholarship to Texas Western College. He said his cheating intensified, claiming he cheated in every class. In 1961, Corcoran graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. He then went on to become a teacher, relying on teacher's assistants for help and oral lesson plans.

Well, this new century has been a real eye-opener for me. Is there any way to un-learn reading and writing? I might be more successful. Hell, I could be president.


Every morning, in preparation for this part of my post, I do a search for the phrase "Impeach Bush Now." It brings up 43,200 hits. A lot more that I expected for such an exact phrase, but not enough. On March 4th, I want that number to top one million.

Tuesday, March 4th - get your voice heard by creating a worldwide Cyber Shout. Post on your blog, where ever you can, "Impeach Bush Now!" Here is a great website called After Downing Street. It has the latest news from Washington, including an update on the move to impeach Cheney. It even has an Impeachment Resource Center!