Mike the Mad Biologist

If so, my respect for her just went up a notch. I’m not a huge fan of MA Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (although she is far better than Wilkerson), in part, because of her unwillingness to protect arts funding in MA. But, in response to the idea that financial literacy should be added to the school curriculum, she recently said something very Boston (italics mine):

Committee member Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, a former public school teacher who supports the bill, had reservations about trying to stuff more material into a realistic math curriculum. “It was an enormous struggle for me to make it through the eighth grade social studies curriculum,” she said. “I was cramming that curriculum up the ass of my students and we still didn’t get to the end of it by the end of the year.”

We approve very much.


  1. #1 becca
    June 23, 2009

    lol that is a fantastic quote

    Although it worries me a bit- I remember pretty well how much material was in my 5th grade SS book (it took me a couple of weeks to read the whole text); maybe it’s gotten harder and/or there’s a huge difference between 5th and 8th grade?

  2. #2 csrster
    June 24, 2009

    I hope someone explained to her that she was doing it wrong.

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