Yeah. No. I don’t think so. This will not be the day I mourn for the children who are not in schools.
Miz Malkin, the first. You know, I heard so much about how great Catcher In The Rye was in my teens. I remember Rossi from “The Lou Grant Show” talking about how it got him through high school. I also remember being singularly unimpressed by it when I read it. I still don’t know why it’s an assigned book.
Miz Malkin, the second. Yeah! Let’s get our Zinns on, people! You always know you’re in for a treat when reading a book supposedly about facts, where the author openly disdains objectivity. Remember, people, you’re too stupid to take in the facts of history and weigh them appropriately. You need someone like Zinn to tell you what’s important, and leave out all the flashy, superficial stuff like technological progress, philosophies that promote the welfare of all men, and so on.
I sometimes think you could lock a kid in a closet for eight hours and have them be better off than they’d be in school.