Whadda Ya Wanna Bet...
It has been almost a year since my last Whaddya Wanna Bet? column, and it is with sadness that I write this brief one.
Yesterday, the man from whom I've borrowed this concept passed away. Randy Smith excelled at sports journalism and did more to foster my love of sports than any other writer.
Whaddya wanna bet he'll be missed?
Whaddya wanna bet that...
--NCLB will still exist well after Obama wins the election in '08?
--if teachers were more effective, we'd be allowed the freedom we crave?
--if struggling schools want improvement, the answer isn't in uniformity of presentation?
--trying to decide on whether to find new empoloyment isn't as easy as it first appears?
--I'd be lying if I said I absolutely wanted out of my present school?
--I'd also be lying if I said I'd never leave?
--it isn't about the money?
--although FoxNews and CNN think school violence is normal...it isn't?
--the girls in Florida who taped a beating for Youtube deserve to be punished as adults--even if their reasoning skills are nonexistent?
--giving credit for seat time to students who didn't earn the credit gives public education a black eye?