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Guest Blogger: J. Gravelle
of the Daily Scoff
FRANKLIN, WI [ STORY : FranklinNow Community Watch ] Many area schools held mock elections last week.
Three others: West Middle School and Carollton and Cedar Hills elementary schools decided instead to waste valuable time holding class! Teaching things, like reading and math. Pffft. As if the classroom was any place for schoolwork!
One wonders how the ballot shook out in Japanese grade schools. Their returns aren't in yet, but perhaps Okinawa school officials are busy re-tallying the votes for Al Franken. That, or they too are squandering their time with all that teaching and learning junk. It'd be just like them, wouldn't it?
I tried to find a kid in an area school for a comment, but most were too busy collecting signatures for a binding referendum on free chocolate milk in time to get it on the Spring ballot. I understand that they've tied it to a "longer recesses" bill that was narrowly defeated last year when the more conservative Sixth Grade Class held a slim majority.
Look, nobody's naive enough to think that this "mock election" was some sort of civics lesson. The fact of the matter is that these sorts of schoolyard "polls" are a measure to determine exactly how spotlessly the young brains have been washed during the year's various indoctrination exercises, subtle and otherwise. Obama won, but only in the 60th percentile which suggests that the 2012 election year campaign in the school system will be even more ambitious than ever.
I'm betting we see "electrodes" in the new school budget real soon...
Gravelle, it should be noted, dropped out of the public education system.
As of this posting, the public school system has yet to invite him back in...