October 31, 2004

The Sad State of Education in California

Posted in Political at 8:29 pm by Ian

As Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” So, for the next few days (in the spirit of the season), I’ll be focusing on issues local to California and even to Santa Barbara (if I can figure out what they are). The first to the block is education, in which, as many know, things are Not Going Well™. The Kindergarten Science Education standards for California, for one, are severely lacking. For example, in the Earth Sciences section, we learn that Kindergarteners are expected to know that

3. Earth is composed of land, air, and water. As a basis for understanding…

What a mockery of learning. How can our young students be expected to function in a modern society without a reasonable understanding of all the elements. Write your senators and demand that Fire be added to the Kindergarten curriculum.

Remember: children are our future.



  1. Sarra said,

    Send in a picture of Becca along with your letter. It’ll be bound to get your senator’s attention.

  2. becca said,

    Yea, come on. I feel left out.

  3. Liza said,

    They should make the kids watch old episodes of Captain Planet to learn about the Earth.

  4. JT said,

    Then they’ll want to take pollution down to zero.

  5. Ian said,

    Man, that Heart kid sure got the shaft, huh?

  6. JT said,

    But he had a monkey, so it was all good…sort of…

  7. Ian said,

    Somehow my blog stripped out my pseudo-html-tags that said: “Obligatory Captain Planet Comment” and “/OCPC”

  8. Liza said,

    Why does everyone always feel bad for the heart kid when talks of Captain Planet come up? I mean, the kid could talk to animals…that’s a lot cooler than flooding a building.

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