Saturday, February 19, 2005

Minnesota kindergarten screening bias?

One of the questions the screener asked was, "What is a lake for?"
Now if you're not a native Minnesotan is that fair? Spidey did okay on it but I can't help thinking that a significant number of kindergarten applicants get turned away by not being able to answer that question sufficiently (i.e., ice fishing, fishing, cabin weekends, snow-mobiling). Lakes are not foreign to us (our neighbors leave us in the dust to "go to the lake" every weekend) but I think that question favors the Minnesota born-and-raised.

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