Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mecklenburg County is a Massive Second Grade Class

Hough High School isn't going to work because someone is going to pronouce it "Ho High", and even then "Huff High" has drug connotations so it simply shouldn't be the name of the new High School in Northern Mecklenburg County, according to folks from Northern Mecklenburg County who just so happen to have the mental capacity of the average seven-year-old.

Yes, this is actually being debated at school board meetings, and it's become somewhat of a hot button issue. In fact, people are pretty much bitching non-stop about the school board. Now, don't get me wrong, there are reasons to bitch about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, it's a shoddy, inept organization that went from being a school system to a workforce development assembly line. But that's important. Screaming out that a new High School is going to have a silly name and then picking your nose and eating the booger isn't important, it's a waste of everyone's time.

W.A. Hough, Jr., for whom the school is set to be named, wasn't a whiner, he was an educator in the truest sense of the word, and much more than simply a Principal. Mr. Hough was instrumental in the integration of North Mecklenburg High School. To attempt to change a school named in his honor because of what amounts to nothing more than an immature bunch of self-important horse shit is both disrespectful to the man and what he accomplished, and disturbingly childish.

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