Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of Great Britain, declared this week that his government will “take Britain’s schools to the next level and make them world class“.
Our superintendent has used the same phrase several times over the past year to describe the education the students in our overly-large school district are receiving.
Is that like saying all our children are “above average” (not to mention that “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking”?
Or is “world class” a phrase that’s past it’s expiration date? At least when applied to education.