Saturday, January 24, 2009


This is the giant mural on the side of Sam's school.
The Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
Based on our experiences for the first half of the school year,
I'm recommending a name change.

It should be changed to
The Academy of Sub-standard Mathematics, Science and Technology.
The only Algebra class offered is reserved for 8th graders.
I guess it doesn't matter that my 6th grader was doing
math at the 9th grade level when he started last fall.
He is in the Advanced 6th grade math.
Each year NASA chooses 50 schools in the nation to be Explorer Schools.
I had really high hopes that Sam would respond to,
"Houston, we have a problem."
But I guess that's not going to happen at this school.
Oh, well.
Thankfully his zoned public schools are high achieving and that's
where he'll be until he's off to college.

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