Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Go Greased MCAS!

I live in a state that promotes testing for all in public education. Aren't y'all jealous? Well, the idea of having anyone take standardized testing for four hours straight just frustrates me, so in a gesture of good will I made my MCAS room brownies for the break today.

Unfortunately I left the big Tupperware container at home, so I only had about ten brownies for the break, and the rest arrived for the end of the test. The kids were psyched. The MCAS guru at my high school was not.

"GREASE COULD GET ON THE EXAMS! FOOD ISN'T ALLOWED IN THE ROOMS!" I was curtly told.

"But what about the chips they pull out of their bags during the ten minute break?" I asked. I just received a quick side glance. Perhaps no one thought of the reality of a student actually bringing in salty and greasy snacks. Or perhaps highly caffeinated beverages. What if a venti mocha spilled on an MCAS exam? Would a HAZMAT team from our school come in?

I'm waiting for the Fox News team to investigate me. Watch for the 10:00 PM news.

2 Comments:

Blogger MonkeyDragon said...

ohdearlord -

I sit on a school committee that's main goal is to provide breakfast, snacks etc for the kids during our state exams - oh, yeah and supplies like angle rulers when requested -

the teachers also have potluck breakfasts in their classes before testing!

Oh, and BTW - tests are scheduled so that students are with core teachers whenever possible for testing blocks to relieve anxiety . . .

3:04 PM  
Blogger Woodchuck said...

News at 11pm here. Are you going to be a headline news story or just pushed off to the end of news?

12:17 PM  

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