LAPS 'High School 2.0' — a big yawn

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By William Sellers

There’s an old cautionary maxim in business, “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.” Sort of like rigid ideologists continually pounding those square pegs into round holes.
One gets the impression this is what the bureaucrats at Los Alamos Public Schools are striving to do with University of New Mexico-Los Alamos as their latest brain flatulence envelops the room: i.e., “High School 2.0.” They’ve at once swerved into something creative and then overcompensated. It looks like what’s taking shape is yet again, another standard local community college, in which nebulous promises are made to guide the appropriate students into pre-career fields. Oh, the humanity!
People, we live in Los Alamos … stop and fully take that in for a second. Maybe a little dusty, maybe a little rusty, maybe a little shy, but our “global brand” is right up there with Coca-Cola.
Our kids are the best and brightest in New Mexico, and I can only say to the older dim-witted or unimaginative, “you’re not thinking big enough, Bucko.” Get a clue, this isn’t grad school any more, you can stop your ramen noodle diet and shopping at Goodwill.

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