Oh, the education.

August 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Over the last half a decade it seems as if the administration has been playing 52 card pickup with the school’s future. Dress uniform days relocated thrice in that time, uniform dress codes oscillate like political polls, staff turnover is increasing (though this is likely due to the gutted housing economy in California), the million dollar hellion of a science building that stands – limps – on the outskirts of campus, a WWI style barrage of misguided drug talks, and not one but two conspiracy theorists (condoms & Zodaic) hijacked assemblies to reach the student forum. Whew.
As recent speaker, CNN honcho, Jonathan Klein, might agree: at least one equation seems balanced. The 07-08 assembly speaker roster is a great improvement on recent years. I’m not just saying that because Larry King’s projected face referred to me indirectly. Twice. The speakers’ fame however did not prove to be the tipping point. Klein’s presentation was “eh” (frankly any journalist could have delivered his speech) and the Q&A brief. Somers, Dallek, Rev. Kyle, and Cantus combined in a fairly well mixed cocktail of engaging and intellectual if not bearable assemblies. Cheers to that. And while I take issue with the standing ovations that have risen to follow those presentations this season, that’s for another article, another late out-fishing-for-topics night.

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