Lots of changes going on down here on the Coast. Now, our Superintendent, love him or hate him, is looking to bring etiquette classes into our public schools. They would be elective and for stuggling sixth graders. (On the other side of the river, they are mandatory at Island City private school Frederica Academy and last all year.)
I bring this up as a seperate post because it touches on something we deal with often on this blog, education, education, education, education, education, and the lack of education.
Let me go on record as saying I am a huge fan and think etiquette classes should be mandatory for all public schools for many age groups. I also think that these classes, or those of similar vein, should include driving lessons, checkbook balancing, how to do your taxes and basic computer skills. We'll call these the "More Important than Calculus to your Success In Life Criteria" classes.