Saturday, February 21, 2009

Airlines and The DOE

The airlines post an arrival time 45 minutes later than the flight should land. If by some miracle the flight leaves as schedule everyone is happy as we made up quite a bit of time in the air. If the flight leaves an hour late it will arrive within 15 minutes of its scheduled time and the airline keeps its on time record. This very sneaky practice has been going on for years. A Jet Blue employee admitted this to us on our way home from New Orleans.

The sneaky school system does the same sort of thing. Regents and other exams are made extraordinarily easy and the passing rates go up. The school system is improving. Incidents are not being reported, the school system is getting safer.

Our schools and the airlines have much in common.

Enjoy these faces of New Orleans, people watching the Druids parade.

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