If you voted no on SQ 779 don't forget to thank a teacher for the fact you could read the ballot in the first place.— Terry Swopes (@tswopes1218) November 9, 2016
Well, yes. However, an obvious question presents itself:
But what about Oklahoma's 400,000 school-produced illiterates? https://t.co/UlGlBrVlhJ Whom should they thank? https://t.co/4an7IiFL0J— Choice Remarks (@SchoolChoiceOK) November 9, 2016
I'm not sure what sort of reply I was then expecting from this teacher. Perhaps it was unrealistic to expect something along the lines of: "Good point. We have spent untold millions of dollars yet too often have failed at our most basic task—teaching a child to read. We have damaged countless lives, many of them unalterably. I hope parents and taxpayers can forgive us and give us another chance."
Alas, that's not what he said. Incredibly, this was his reply:
@SchoolChoiceOK I would be willing to bet they still had teachers that cared for and about them.— Terry Swopes (@tswopes1218) November 9, 2016