Why Johnny can’t read

Possibly because he’s spending his time in the state-mandated “swish and spit” fluoride program and now, participating in the “we’re all idiots hour” proposed by school parents and endorsed by selectman Lin Lavery.

Ms. Lavery said this includes programs like the one suggested by Glenville School parents Donna Curtis and Kathleen Simon known as “Earth hour” to encourage all Greenwich residents and businesses to turn off energy and electronic sources for one hour on March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This would be done as part of an overall “Go Green Schools” program, and Ms. Lavery urged the board to sign on, which got the immediate support of First Selectman Peter Tesei and Selectman Peter Crumbine.

I think the kids would be better served if they spent their time researching and reporting on the true cost of various residential recycling programs and their total ineffectiveness. Gee, critical, independent thinking? The schools would fall apart.

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6 responses to “Why Johnny can’t read

  1. Anonymous

    home schooling

  2. Cos Cobber

    wtf is this all about. mark your calendars to turn on your christmas lights. do it now before non-compliance becomes illegal by the end of Obama’s first term.

  3. Anonymous

    I actually don’t think its a bad idea – think of the fun families would have playing cards by candle light vs. turning on the TV. Or maybe couples would have more sex …Maybe there would be an ancillary benefit re: families reconnecting by turning off the lights and focusing on one another!

  4. SizeBuyer

    Every light in my house will be on for that hour

  5. Cos Cobber

    When you change the cause, you change everything. Turning out the lights for 10:22pm’s comments makes far more sense.

  6. CEA

    Typical. Have the schoolkids do something that will make the adults feel better (and that will absolve the adults from having to do anything).