Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 28th, 2007 2:16 pm by HL
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Offering a grammar lesson guaranteed to make any English teacher cringe, President George W. Bush told a group of New York school kids on Wednesday: “Childrens do learn.”
Bush made his latest grammatical slip-up at a made-for-TV event where he urged Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the centrepiece of his education policy, as he touted a new national report card on improved test scores.
The event drew New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings plus teachers and about 20 fourth and fifth graders from P.S. 76.
During his first presidential campaign, Bush — who promised to be the “education president” — once asked: “Is our children learning?”
On Wednesday, Bush seemed to answer his own question with the same kind of grammatical twist.
“As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured,” he said.
This begs for a comic, but I’ve done it all before. In fact There are two I already did that would suit this occasion, the first is called “We Gotta Educate ‘Em”
The other one was called “The Education President Meets The Education Secretary”
You know on second thought I may be able to come up with one more stay tuned….