The coveted Spotty (tm) - graphic by Tild
by Steve Timmer
May 25, 2018, 2:00 PM

Latest Spotty ™ winner has read Charles Dickens

There was a letter in the May 24th paper edition of the Strib complaining about the Edina schools’ focus on social justice:

Edina teachers should be transmitting knowledge. Edina students should be learning calculus and reading Dickens.

Any classroom time spent on “social justice” issues takes away from academics. [the letter continues]

Obviously, this letter is not the Spotty™ winner. But I thought to myself: somebody is going to win a Spotty™ responding to this one. And sure enough, here it is:

I was amused by the letter writer who wants Edina schools to stop talking about social justice issues and read Dickens instead. Apparently, this person has never read Dickens.

Naomi Jackson

[Not with the smallest degree of comprehension, anyway, Naomi.]

There were multiple letters that made the point, but I was impressed with the bluntness of this one. Naomi proves you don’t have to be wordy to win a Spotty™.

Remember, a Spotty™ is awarded for an op-ed, letter to the editor, or a blog post or comment that I wish I had written myself.

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