The Achievement Gap: Now Closed by the Alternative Executive Order
Amidst all the furor (Did I spell that right?), the derisive snickering, and those silly pink cat hats that surrounded the water coolers during these first few days of the new administration, it went virtually unnoticed that the Trump administration’s greatest triumph thus far is the end of the Achievement Gap.
It’s sooooo over. Over.
What? You missed it? The solution was nothing short of a stroke of genius and best of all, it will cost absolutely nothing to implement. Nothing. Even the Mexicans are off the hook.
It requires no new legislation, no rewriting of standardized tests, and no skillfully crafted executive order.
You can keep all those standardized tests if you feel like it, or throw them all in the trash. It doesn’t matter. The Achievement Gap is dead. You can come out from under your desk now.
For all of you who somehow missed President Trump’s presidential adviser, Kellyanne Conway, talking to Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, the conversation quickly turned to White House Communications Director, Sean Spicer. Chuck asserted that Spicer flunked his first test as White House press secretary when he greatly overstated the size of the crowd on the Washington Mall during President Trump’s inauguration speech. With more than a bit of righteous indignation on behalf of journalists everywhere, Chuck pointed out that there was sufficient evidence to find Spicer’s assertions dead wrong.