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You work for 30 years because you think that what you do makes a difference, you think it matters to people, but then you wake up one morning and find out, well no, you've made a little error there, you're expendable. I should be laughing.
I care about these kids just as much as you do. And if I'm forced to choose between Mozart and reading and writing and long division, I choose long division.
Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about.
Why is everyone else's child more important than yours?
Well, congratulations, Gene. You've been looking for a way to get rid of me for 30 years, and they finally gave you an excuse.
You know, I'm not as popular as you. I'm not anybody's favorite anything.
That's because you're the enemy, Gene. You just don't know it.
Who's that in the box? (a brief pause)
Just some kid I taught to beat a drum.
When you were in high school, did you ever wonder if your teachers went home and got it on at night?
When I was in high school, my teachers were all priests and nuns.
I had such a crush on Mr. Griffith, he could've taken me home any time.
And who was this Mr. Griffith?
Oh, he was my music teacher.
I take it you didn't read Ralph Nader's book.
Well, unless Ralph is willing to buy me a new car, I'm going to have to stick with this one until the wheels fall off.
Well, you might not have to wait that long. Heh, heh. Have a nice day.
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