Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Doctor Jerry to the rescue!

The Washington Post’s Daniel De Vise tries to show that the propitiously-aware Weast is more attuned to the portables problem than are the parents of the kids whom he condemned to stay in them. Look at how the reporter portrays parents’ limited concerns, and then how Weast rides to the rescue by pointing out even more problems:

"The increase in portables at Montgomery schools has brought a corresponding surge in complaints from parents, who disparage the structures as cramped spaces with creaky floors and stale air.

"Weast, touring some portables yesterday with other officials, pointed out additional problems: Portables put students far from bathrooms and fountains, and they require repeated trips outdoors in bad weather. They eat up campus space. They leave children more exposed to security threats."