Corrie writes of her embarrassment at being moved by a "Way I See It" quote on the side of a Starbucks cup. Me, I wish I had such troubles. Instead, all I get from the side of my Starbucks cup is confusion. For one thing, at least 80% of the time I get a drink from Starbucks, it seems like I get Way I See It #2:
For another, I don't get what this cup is trying to argue. I read the first sentence and think, "Sure, if a kid goes to preschool and doesn't learn anything, it's the preschool's fault, or maybe the parents', but not the kids. If there is a blame the preschooler movement out there, it needs to be stopped." Then I read the second sentence and think, "I suppose that could be the fault of bad preschools, but wouldn't you think that at least 30% of kids don't even go to preschool?" And then I read the third sentence and think, "I thought we were talking about preschools." And then I read the fourth and think, "Is the idea that we are supposed to send all kids to preschool?" Really, I don't get it.
If anyone does, explain it to me. Otherwise, I'll just presume that at least this post provides a comment space for various mystery commenters who may or may not all be the same person. I guess I can also throw in a concluding sentence where I help move a fellow Madisonian up the TTLB food chain (see sidebar) by providing seventeen more Tom Bozzo links here. (Thanks to Oscar for providing Bozzo links in compressed and easy to copy-and-repost format.)
Postscript: If you are wondering how Lieberman got the Starbucks cup gig in the first place, look no further than the first name on the list of the Board of Directors of the Jumpstart organization that he founded. Whither the mocha meritocracy?