Rules are rules

A 67-year-old woman can’t grade AP exams because she only has one form of identification. From the Washington Post

Every time Elly Kluge’s friends and colleagues ask what happened last week at the Advanced Placement European history test grading session in Colorado, the 67-year-old Arlington County history teacher says: “I was sent home early because I am a terrorist.”

That is not quite accurate, Kluge acknowledges, but she loves saying it because she wants to make a point.

Kluge is one of the most experienced AP history teachers and graders in the Washington area, but Educational Testing Service officials told her she had to stop reading exams, and pay her own way back to the airport, because she had only a Virginia driver’s license to prove her identity. They insisted she show a second form of identification under a federal law meant to control immigration and protect homeland security.

“What does homeland security have to do with grading history tests?” asked Kluge, who flew back to the Washington area Friday after being turned away from the seven-day grading session in Fort Collins.

Nothing, just another possible sign of government bureaucracy run amok. Go read the Post article in its entirety and decide for yourself, I’m inclined to believe Ms. Kluge myself.

Hat tip- Betsy who writes “Do they think that someone is going to sneak a 67-year old woman into the grading?” What do you expect from the same agency that insists on deporting legal immigrants only because their spouse died before their immigration paperwork was completed.

The Knucklehead of the Day award