Friday, August 31, 2012

Principal on Taylor Swift

The man who leads the school in the middle of the Taylor Swift controversy says he hopes his school wins the contest. As we reported in an earlier post, there is an internet contest underway where the high school that gets the most votes will get a Taylor Swift concert. As a prank, someone got folks voting for the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, located in Massachusetts. Principal Jeremiah Ford tells the Boston Globe:
“I could be upset about that, I could get stuck in that anger, but that’s not where we should be in this world. My thing is, we understand what your intent was — shame on you — because you have not been educated. But now we will educate you."
He says many of the students at the school are fans of singers like Lady Gaga and if his school wins the $10,000 at stake, “We wouldn’t throw that money away.“It would be about enriching everybody’s life and we would thank those ignorant people for giving us those resources.”