February 07, 2007
Putting the "back" in "back to school"
It has been a decade since I was a student, and although my brain is atrophying from lack of use, I wouldn't go back to school for anything. Times have changed and so have schools. Standardized testing, disillusioned educators, an epidemic of bullying, even gang activity and - perish the thought - a ban on junk food all combine to create a frightening and overwhelming atmosphere for today's youth. Those are just a few of the reasons I am glad to have completed my formal education long ago. Here is another one: