Quote of the Day

The Trenton schools are some of the worst schools in the state. That’s a fact. There are shining students who make it out and find success in the world, but it’s not because of what the Trenton school district has to offer. Their successes are in spite of it. The bulk of Trenton kids, sadly, are very nearly an academic write-off. “She smell like garbage truck juice and vinegar!” we heard one girl say to another, last year. Generally speaking, these children are failing academically, but have a creativity — if utterly misguided — that has not been tapped properly.

From the blog Trentonkat.

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  1. I must say that the sentence “She smell like garbage truck juice and vinegar!” does not sound like the sentence of an academic write-off. It's colorful, hilarious, and vivid.

    A good teacher could turn that into something of real power, but what's there already is a lot better than most similes I get from my college freshmen.

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