No, I did not misspell the word “schools”. Apparently the Christina School District is now investing in tectonic plates made of ice. I find this rather fascinating. Yes! This is what the children of Christina’s Wilmington schools need to succeed and compete in the global economy!
It makes sense in a bizarre way. Schol, a dutch word for ice floes, is defined as any type of sea ice not attached to land. This is exactly how the Christina Wilmington schools are in relation to the rest of the district. They are an island, separated from the rest of the district. I have no doubt in my mind this was the intention of the district when they created this video. It was a Jedi mind trick to see how many people would get it. You can’t fool this blogger! But someone forgot to tip off Christina Board President Meredith Griffin. He pronounced “schol” as “schools”.
Ten days ago, the Christina School District spent an undisclosed amount of money on a promotional video for the “Wilmington Schools Partnership”. For those wondering what that is, it is a result of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the district, the Christina Educators Association, Governor Carney’s office, and the Delaware Department of Education. The goal is to improve educational outcomes for Christina’s Wilmington students. The plan is still in the implementation stages. The jury is still out on whether it will be successful or not. After ten days, as of this writing, the video has received an astonishing 22 views.
106 years ago, a schol caused a major problem for the RMS Titanic. When the passenger liner collided with the schol, it caused the boat to sink hours later. Over 1,500 passengers died in the Atlantic Ocean. Another word for schol is iceberg. Which is also the name of a kind of lettuce. But that is different than Romaine lettuce. People aren’t eating that these days because of another major problem.