Friday, March 05, 2004

Metaphor alert 

In the morning paper's discussion of the passage of the social science standards, we find out that at least one representative knows who Robespierre was,
In keeping with the historical theme of the morning, Pelowski drew a comparison to Robespierre and his fondness for putting his opponents to the guillotine during the French Revolution in the 1790s.

'Are we going to be cutting off students through testing?' Pelowski said. He likened testing, which has increased dramatically in recent years, to 'a new tool of terror.'

Robespierre is in the new standards; I'll guess there were few papers about him in the projects for the Profiles of Learning.