The big honker STATE TEST is coming up. So today, we had a brief meeting in which we were told, “Oh, and don’t worry about writing.”

To which the English Department collectively responded, “Huh?”

“Yea, don’t worry about writing.”

“I know I’m going regret asking,” I say, “But, ah, why?”

“The state is making a lot of cutbacks, so they fired all the people who grade the test. All that’s left are secretaries who run the scan-trons. Instead of writing, you need to concentrate on teaching how to bubble the scan-trons correctly.”

True story.

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