Once on "The Simpsons" Marge said she'd teach piano lessons to bring in extra money. When reminded she doesn't know how to play the piano, she said, "I just have to stay one lesson ahead of the kid!"
I thought of that when I read this article. It's a good thing people like me, who have actually learned high school math, are basically barred from ever teaching it, and instead they have a bunch of moron teachers who are learning the material the night before. That must be a really effective way of teaching, since every state in America practices it. I'm sure it has nothing to do with cynical teachers' unions using children's educations as bargaining chips in a bid to increase their own power and influence. Of course not. It's all about teaching our precious children. Because, in the words of world-class educator Whitney Houston, "I believe the children are our future." And by "our future," she obviously means, "teachers' futures as boat owners."