Sunday, May 02, 2004
update on 'what will the parents say' poll
JFW readers have spoken! When asked to imagine a phone call from an Wisconsin parent to a state legislator, readers thought that the more likely way a parent would end the statement "My kid hasn't gotten her grades yet because her TAs haven't turned them in! I think you should ____________ !", was to say "Fire the TAs!" (85%) as opposed to "give the TAs what they want!" (15%). Interestingly, the recent close of balloting on this matter coincided almost exactly with my receiving an e-mail indicating that the union has called off plans for a grade strike. The editor of JFW must confess that sometimes the political power of this weblog is a little disconcerting.