Good Morning Guys and Dolls,
First of all, I like living in the Sunshine State of Florida. There are ethnic places to visit like the Greek Sponge Capital of Tarpon Springs, the beautiful city of Sarasota with it's great beaches and fishing which I really enjoy while visiting the city. There are the regular tourist spots like Disney, Universal and Wet and Wild. Anything you want to do, relax or visit is available.
Now comes the negative that I heard on the news a few days ago. I don't know how many states have this FCAT or if your school districts use a different name. FCAT in Florida stands for Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. This test consumes the teachers and the students time from learning what they need and the great pressure to pass mounts each year. The grades received from the state could change the status of a school from an F grade to a higher grade, like a D, B or A. Whatever happen to mid-term and final exams? You studied and you tried your best to pass and make it to the next grade. One learned different subjects that could benefit them as they grow-up not the pressure placed on these students today. I give Florida the Joey Z grade of F for this bullsh-t.
Here is another winner concerning this FCAT stuff I heard on TV. Roe and I live in the county where this story broke. In some schools while taking this hell test the computers failed and the students had to wait 8 hours before they could continue the testing. Quit wasting money on strip malls, hotels, chain restaurants that close in a few months and equip the schools with modern technology. Most of the schools have one main building and the rest mobile classrooms. Shame, Shame and more Shame.
Bear with me there is more. The City of Orlando and Orange County area needs more schools, repairs to roads, parking facilities at hospitals and public buildings. You name it and they can use it. Orange County recently spent $500,000 on a Cricket Court hoping to entice a league and more tourism interest. Where are the brains behind this madness? Could it be the sport interests of this city.
The Orlando Magic to me basically own this city and recently expressed an interest in purchasing an entire block near the arena for night life including clubs, restaurants or whatever can make them a profit. Orlando City Commissioners will do anything to kiss their ass and pass their desires. Another F grade to Orlando and Orange County.
Florida criminals, when I watch the news, who robbed who, who shot and killed police officers or family and the drug dealers that exist to make our society a better place to live. If you never read my book, I wrote a section on how to deal with these gems of society. Buy the book and read about, but here is a little insight. Buy and island an send them all there just like in the movie "Escape from New York." Mine has a different twist.
Have a great day and any comments will be accepted. All opinions are strictly from Joey Z.