Monday, August 06, 2007
You Never Know
Trying to control education is a lot like trying to control traffic--you can't. I took my dad to a doctor up on Central Avenue today. There was a bad car accident tying up one of two lanes at a spot where traffic entered from a parking lot. There was nothing I could do but wait my turn. I could have taken the Sprain Parkway but, you never know! Coming home from the Bronx, again traffic got the better of me on the New England. Yes, I could have tried an alternative route, kind of like an alternative teaching method but I have tried the only other option many times before (Hutchinson River Parkway to Whitestone) and that way is invariably worse. Aside from being longer, there is no rhyme or reason to the E-Z Pass lanes and since the bridge is always under construction, there is no telling what I will find when I get there. I will admit that sometimes I get lucky and the alternate route does work, but there is no way to tell in advance. You never know. Alternative teaching methods often have the same results. You never know.