(Governor Skeletor. Image courtesy of governorskeletor.com)
If I could be master (not crazy about the word “mistress”) of any skill, at the moment, I would have to be master of my profession. I am supposed to be adept at teaching writing, but I don’t know how anyone could, quite possibly, be “adept” at that skill in my county, let alone the state. Governor Skeletor has signed a virtual punishment into law, one that guarantees all people in my particular profession FAIL at what they do. Students are no longer required to take a college preparatory skills course if they’re un(der)prepared for entry-level courses in composition and mathematics. In other words, students may OPT OUT of college prep classes, even if they know and have been shown they’re not ready to take a college-level course.
Well, Governor Skeletor, here’s a little writing sample from a student I had in my freshman composition class just this morning (day one), a student who elected not to take a preparatory class and, according to you, doesn’t have to do so:
(Topic: One unusual fact about yourself)
“i love white women alot really. White woman have just became my main preference, and alot of my peers know it. Every wensday on the social media site I post a white girl wensday. Which is a picture of my favorite white girl for the weak. I strongly believe in the Interracial relationship, ‘once you go black you go in a wheelchair,’ quoted from Terry Crews in white chicks. My parents hate that i love white women so much but at the end of the day it’s my choice.”
Tell, me Governor Skeletor, where do I begin exactly? Or should he (and many others who are so woefully unprepared), as you so bluntly put it upon signing that ludicrous piece of legislation, “sink or swim”?
You try getting them prepared to write a college-level, MLA-style research paper, dick.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Got Skills.”