>I was with this mom’s decision until I saw the photo. I can understand why the mom was driven to this extreme of having her daughter stand on the sidewalk with a sign like a homeless person. It was to drive home the point that education is a way to better yourself and make your way in the world. But, the mother shouldn’t have made her daughter pose for a photo in a national newspaper. That’s just not right.
>lol; is that the headline you were talking about? I half envisioned the sign to say “This is a sign” or something wittier. (That’s the best I could come up with; that’s why I don’t write for the onion.)
>Why is it not right? I may be bitter, though. I just had to correct a student who thought slavery was abolished in 1930. Remember, I teach college composition.
>Slavery abolished in 1930? That is sad.
I just don’t like the mom making her daughter’s punishment into a publicity stunt.
>It’s sad that college students are so stupid, not that slavery was abolished. Didn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea.