“It’s clearly an allegory. The pineapple is the Department of Education. The hare is the student who is eagerly taking the test,” said E.D. Hirsch. “The joke is supposed to be on the hare, because the questions are post-modern unanswerable,” he said. “But in fact the joke is on the pineapple, because the New York Daily News is going to eat it up.”
I’d explain what he’s talking about, but some things are beyond explanation….
Update: At EdWeek Teacher, Anthony Cody asks the question that needs to be asked: Would YOU want to be judged based on an 8th grader’s ability to make sense of this bizarre little story?