Average an “easier place to hide”
To The Editor:
Once again, we have the champion of average, Dave Belton, in an expanded column lecturing the taxpayers on everything from SAT test scores to denigrating those who listen to talk radio.
It is sad words like excellence or exceptional cannot legitimately be used in any description of our county public schools. I suppose average is a much easier place to hide.
Amazing Dave suggests those who maintain higher expectations than his reside in “ivory towers,” a term more likely to describe union workers like him and insulated public employees to whom average is good enough.
If this nation’s future depends on the sort of expectations Mr. Belton promulgates locally, that future is grim. I for one do not accept Belton as the arbiter of expectations and am confident I am not alone in my “ivory tower.”
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Printed in the November 1 2012 edition.