Main Street Motors has a mission. They will make the best cars they can out of the raw materials they are given, no matter the supplier. Main Street has parts suppliers from all over the world. There is a problem though. Few of these parts are standard. Some of them are raw material that has been allowed to age for a few years without ever being shaped into anything. Others are parts that have been moved from warehouse to warehouse without much care in shipping or handling. Some are parts from overseas, created by people who couldn’t speak the language and could not prepare them to American standards. Some parts have been damaged, abused, and treated without care. Some parts have no dedicated craftsman to mold them. Some parts are simply left with other parts most of the day in hopes they’ll simply shape themselves. That’s not to say some parts at Main Street Motors aren’t great, developed and crafted from great raw stock with no expense spared to shape them before they even get to Main Street Motors. But at Main Street Motors, no part can be turned away, and their workers do their best to turn all of those parts into productive, functioning automobiles.
Our Mother Of Blessed Automobiles also has a mission to build the best cars. But unlike Market Street Motors, they won’t take just any part. Their parts suppliers need to come to the table with a yearly check to prove they’re serious about committing to help MOBA craft their parts into great cars. Most of the parts that reach MOBA have already spent four or five years being crafted and molded in demanding and well maintained factories with one and usually two or more craftsmen there to care for and shape them to exacting specifications. If a part gets too far out of specifications, MOBA can send that part and its suppliers on their way, often times that part winds up at Main Street Motors, who will accept it and try to craft the best car it can out of it.
When Consumer Reports comes to put the cars through their paces and rank them, Main Street Motors often comes in ranked behind MOBA. In fact, in its most recent Auto Issue, Consumer Reports said:
“Main Street Motors often produces some fine automobiles, but as a whole, when compared to Mother of Blessed Automobiles, Main Street Motors often falls short. Their commitment to working with any part that comes through their door keeps them from achieving the high performance of MOBA across the board. For that reason, MOBA seems superior in our judgement. In fact, our only real issue with MOBA is that the vast majority of their cars, with the exception of sports cars, only come in white, but that’s a minor concern for most luxury buyers.”
If our lawmakers in Frankfort want to help our children in public schools perform better, they should take a hard look at all factors that play into a child’s education, not just the portion of the day they’re in public schools. And rather than continue to bash our state’s educators, they should partner with them to learn how we can better serve and educate all children, not just the privileged few.