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February 21, 2003
Conversation overheard between a couple of 14-year olds: “Which Washington DC are you talking about, because you know there are two, right? There’s the Washington DC in Maryland and then the other Washington DC. You knew there were two, right?” “Yea, I think I heard that somewhere that there are two of ‘em or whatever.” Brilliant. Who do we blame? The education system in general? Specific teachers? The parents? The students, who grade grub and feel they’re entitled to those A’s without having to invest any effort in their work? Where in god’s name is this going to lead us?