Idiots at the blackboard

I once calculated that the average teacher’s IQ is in double-digits. As it turns out, teachers don’t appear to require the use of what little intelligence they’ve got:

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell. Corcoran’s life of secrecy started at a young age. He said his teachers moved him up from grade to grade. Often placed in what he calls the “dumb row,” the images of his tribulations in the classroom are still vividly clear….

Corcoran is now an education advocate.

It figures. Kids would be much better off if we burned down the schools, paid bounties on education professionals and let them play XBox 360 and outside games for eight hours a day.