A Baker Qualified to Sew
Add this to the strange insights into the way things work that explain more than the immediate context to which they apply:
While state officials have described problems in the qualifications of teachers at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, the Web site of the state Department of Education lists most of them as “highly qualified” in accordance with federal law.
State Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist said the teachers are highly qualified, just not necessarily in their current assignments.
Bet you haven’t known, in the past, that when somebody in government told you that some employee or other was “highly qualified” the statement did not inherently include an implied “for the job that she’s doing.”