A short time ago we mentioned an article about the Hare and Pineapple as it morphed into a series of questions in a reading passage on a New York State standardized reading test. The report got as lot of attention nationally. Here’s a follow up to the original report
“Let’s talk about talking pineapples.
“Actually (spoiler alert!) I’m going to use the pineapple as a sneaky way to introduce the topic of privatization of public education. I was driven to this. Do you know how difficult it is to get anybody to read about “privatization of education?” It’s hell. A pineapple, on the other hand, is something everybody likes. It’s a symbol of hospitality. Its juice is said to remove warts. And you really cannot beat the talking-fruit angle…”
Read more of the April 27 New York Times article, “A Very Pricey Pineapple” by Gail Collins.