Also Happening This Moment In Corbettistan: Tommy’s Fucking Up Our Kids’ College Applications!

TOM-CORBETT-FISTS-UP-207x300Jesus Christ, this guy. Oh, sorry. Hi. How, you ask, could it come to pass that governorship of Tom Corbett could get so adept at screwing shit up that it’s even messing with the hopes and dreams of high schoolers just looking to fill out college applications? Easy: The Corbett cuts to the Philadelphia School District have been so sweeping that many Philadelphia schools just don’t have the college counseling staff to help kids select and complete applications to colleges and universities. (There’s also, by the way, not enough staff to school kids on how to tell if they are suicidal or otherwise troubled.) And while it’s true that an enterprising parent-kid cluster can get the application job done, it’s often the school’s college counseling staff that can best help a kid select schools to apply to and, very very often, actually write the kid one of those all-important letters of recommendation. At Central High, though, this means that two (2) counselors would have to write letters of recommendation for 2,400 kids. Many of whom they wouldn’t even know. Hell, numbers like that make us think there still might be verses left to write for the “Talkin’ Tom Corbett Blues.”

  • michael mccullough

    Acting like you care, is worse than not caring.