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Satires from Laurie Rogers

Comment from Laurie Rogers:

I don't indulge in satire very often. It isn't because I don't like it. I'm fond of good satire. I think The Onion is brilliant. But some people don't enjoy satire's biting humor. Every time I write satire for this blog, somebody gives me grief about it. Fine. Most of the time, I play it straight, spiced with a bit of sarcasm just to let off steam.

But there are times when the sheer ignorance and selfishness of many who run public education is simply too much for me to bear-- and the plight of the children tugs at my heart, and my body wants to shout out "Are you freaking kidding me???" -- At those times, I have to lay it down, in the best way it can be said. And then, sometimes, I publish it.

Good satire can be instantly clarifying. Sometimes, it's the only thing that will do.

May 30, 2009: Board vote good for future business

July 3, 2009: Why administrators don't listen - (not really a satire, more just a sense of humor)

Aug. 21, 2011: Barbie and Jim Brady agree: Math is hard

March 7, 2012: In long-expected move -- legislators, school districts outlaw the children