Dakota Indian tribal wisdom


Dakota Indian tribal wisdom says that "when you discover you are riding a dead horse... The best strategy is to dismount." However... In the education world... We NEVER seem to get it...!!! Smarter Strategies ---(i.e. What's wrong with Education in America?)

  1. Buy a bigger and stronger whip.
  2. Changing riders.
  3. We are not stupid... "There is obviously a better way to ride this horse..."
  4. Appoint a committee to study the horse.
  5. Arrange to visit other schools, to see how they ride dead horses.
  6. Increase the standards required for riding dead horses.
  7. Appoint a special team to revive the dead horse.
  8. Create a training session to increase our dead horse riding ability.
  9. Study the "state of dead horses" in today's environment.
  10. Change the requirements... declaring that "This horse is not dead."
  11. Hire more Administrators to repair the dead horse.
  12. Harness several dead horses together, for increased speed.
  13. Declare that "No horse is too dead to beat."
  14. Provide additional funding to increase the dead horse's performance.
  15. Do a CA Study to see if outside contractors can ride it cheaper.
  16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
  17. Declare the horse is... "better, faster, and cheaper," when dead.
  18. Form a quality circle to find other uses for dead horses.
  19. Re-analyze the performance requirements for all dead horses. -- And Finally --
  20. As a Last Resort... Promote the dead horse... To a Superintendent's Position...

(No offense meant to any past and/or present Administrators I have worked under/for/with...)


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