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7.09.2004

Education policy busybodies 

The wolves are out for California Secretary of Education Richard Riordan's blood after he told a 6-year-old girl that her name (Isis) "means stupid, dirty girl." Do note that the SacBee butchered Riordan's apology, though.

Especially amusing is the fact that the NAACP wanted to make a huge deal about the thing until they learned that the girl was white, not black.

Sweet, merciful Jeebus. Yeah, Riordan did something really dumb (was he trying to make a joke?). But consider this: kids get called names all the time in school. They get over it. So should the adults.

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