School asks, 'Who is James A. Madison?'
This is just idiotic:
Utah’s James A. Madison Elementary School may have a nice ring to it, but there is a problem since the nation’s fourth president didn’t have a middle initial.I work at a school. This is so ridiculously typical.
No one is really sure how the “A” became included in the name, which was among those submitted by teachers, students and parents from the Ogden School District.
The school board will also vote next Wednesday to ratify the James Madison name change.That's a relief. We wouldn't want anyone thinking a place where "rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" would make such an embarrassing mistake on their marquee where everyone could see it. I mean, this is a pretty big deal.
"It's not that critical of an issue. We'll just take the A out and call it James Madison," said board President Don Belnap, who told the newspaper he didn’t notice the problem with the initial even though he was a history major in college.This doofus must be a No Child Left Behind alumnus. Whaddya say we bring back real education, okay guys?