Saturday, February 26, 2005

I Will Predict the Future in a Box! I Predict the Future of Your Socks!

NEA Today ran a blurb on a 1998 book inspired by Dr. Seuss. The drawings include sketches he drew back in 1989. Who knew that Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! could be so prophetic?

The book tells the story of eccentric teachers using unorthodox ways to get kids to learn. The news comes that all the students must pass a test or their school will close. Gee, does this sound anything like real life? The book was published a full two years prior to the passage of NCLB.

I am now going to check Green Eggs and Ham for clues to the second coming.


Anonymous said...

That is frightening. While you're looking for Jesus, see if my love life is found in there.


educat said...

Anonymous k--

If you can't manage to find your love life in a huge college campus, you need more than Dr Seuss.

In the words of Michael Jackson--

"Billie Jean is not my lover"


"Ben, the two of us need look no more. We both found what we were looking for."

that's not it either

"Here, just lay down and drink this Jesus juice"

crap, that isn't it.

"If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change"

That's the one.