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8.29.2007

no child left behind, part iii

In an ongoing effort to get my students interested in politics, I try to touch on a current event or two in each class session, and to relate it to what we're talking about if possible. Since today was the first day, I just asked an open question, with the caveat that it couldn't have anything to do with Michael Vick, and with the assumption that surely someone would know something about the Gonzales resignation. Here's what happened:

Me: "What political news stories have you heard about this week?"
Guy in the 2nd row from the back: "There's that Senator who had sex in the bathroom."

There's nothing like getting to explain a tawdry Washington scandal on the first day of class. Sigh.

1 Comments:

Blogger David McCullars said...

... with the assumption that surely someone would know something about the Gonzales resignation.

Ah, but you forgot that the White House wisely chose the Monday morning before a week with no Daily Show or Cobert. Coincidence? I think not!

Sunday, September 02, 2007 2:23:00 AM

 

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