"Food processing techniques include freezing, canning, baking, drying and pasteurizing."
processing techniques (in Florida) include freezing, canning, baking, drying and pasteurizing."
children. Processed public school children. They're frozen to seats in front of computers. Their creativity
is dried--parched, withered, shriveled, wilted, and (love this one!) wizened--as they tap the buttons of keyboards yet
again for another FSA practice drill. Year after year. By God, another big day (well big two months) of testing is a-comin'!
Dried children lack learning "adornment" (see Webster's definition of "dry") as mostly they've done nothing
more in their classes but practice to take the FSA.
The state "freeze dries" our children.
That's more efficient.
We bake ("harden by heat") them too. And it doesn't get any hotter
for our public school children and our public school teachers, administrators and counselors than the state's punitive consequences
of inadequate FSA scores.
Children are held back in third grade no matter what. They are forced
into intensive reading and math classes, thereby having no electives. Recess is considered too much time to lose to test
prep, so there's not even a respite for our seven, eight...nine year old children.
school children don't receive diplomas--after thirteen years of learning--even if they've met all graduation requirements
but the test.
Teachers and counselors may lose their jobs. Teachers because their children's scores
don't demonstrate "adequate gains" and counselors...well, because they're paid and judged on their schools' reading
scores. Yepper. That's right. Counselors are NOT evaluated on their contribution to a positive school culture,
nor on their counseling skills. Their salaries (oh dare I be sarcastic and write "big" salaries?!) are tied to school
wide reading scores. 'Nough said.
Administrators won't lose their jobs no matter what because they're friends
with district big whigs and mucky-mucks. That's a story for another day. It's a big story.
school children in Florida are pasteurized--exposed to extreme heat (THE TESTING DAY!). Creativity must be destroyed...without
appearing to be destroyed. Children--freeze dried, baked children-- must still look like people. Test "administrators"
must still look like people too. Neither, however, is allowed to DO ANYTHING but sit, stare and stand (in the case of
the test administrator).
Once our pasteurized and processed children are baked, dried and frozen,
we can them. There's the "Going No Where" shelf where we put the "Certificate of Completion" canned
children. There's the "Diploma" canned children shelf. Those canned kids passed the tests.
no "Occupations" shelf because those canned children are sitting on the "Certificate of Completion" shelf
and didn't get a diploma.
(of a liquid) be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold.
store (something) at a very
low temperature in order to preserve it.
moisture or liquid; not wet or moist.
2. bare or lacking adornment.
"the dry facts"
lacking originality or individuality
as if mass-produced
to expose (a food, as milk, cheese,
yogurt, beer, or wine) to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those
that can produce disease or cause spoilage or undesirable fermentation of food, without radically altering taste or quality.