Confiscated Plan Books Languish in Death Valley Repository
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by Susan Ohanian
Death Valley--At 282 feet (86 m) below sea level in the Mohave Desert, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation maintains the Substation for Confiscated Lesson Plans. It is a secure site that bears all the marks of a prison: high stone walls topped with concertina wire, uniformed guards shouting into walkie-talkies, forsaken teachers pacing the compound's edge, waiting for a sign of hope.
Jennie Worthsome, 15-year-veteran kindergarten teacher, waited as Foundation officials reviewed the seizure of her lesson plans twenty-three months ago. Ms. Worthsome's planbook indicated time for fingerpainting.
George posted this Eggplant--with funny illustration--and better headline:
Forgive me, I've read it half a dozen times and still think it's funny. Hey, if you don't enjoy your own Ed Notes Online: Susan Ohanian Update: