Sunday, November 01, 2009

Stuff you learn in public school, these days

Son #1's history teacher: North Korea is not a nuclear power and we have no reason to be concerned about their nuclear weapons program.

Son #2's history teacher: Ronald Reagan was beloved by the American people because he was so liberal.

Son #3's class: Boys are not allowed to express pro-life opinions, because they will never give birth.

Son #4's class: getting pregnant in 7th grade is "awesome," because it means you have already had sex. And using words like "essentially" means your vocabulary is unnecessarily large.

Also: when you tell your parents this stuff? They basically have a stroke.

7 comments:

Knot said...

I weep for my own future. Screw the kids future. I know, Knot Major has the same issues with her AP teachers. AP frickin' teachers. Teach the textbook not your opinion.

Christine said...

Yeah, if the teachers would say "In my opinion", every once in a while, that would help.

And the Reagan thing? If she had said, "Reagan was hated because he was so conservative" or Reagan was loved because he was so conservative", OK. But loved because he was a liberal? Just ask any aging hippie. They STILL can't keep from spitting when they hear the man's name.

Track-A-'Crat said...

I taught community college and loved it. I taught absolutely none of my personal opinions, although I would start off most classes by asking how much more money had been spent in new bills since our last class, as a way to draw attention to rampant State spending.

But this idiocy goes beyond personal opinions, as it's all certifiably wrong. Perhaps you should write of your concern to the headmaster?

Christine said...

Unfortunately, Track, the first thing I learned as a parent of a public school student (and this lesson has been reinforced repeatedly over the years) is, "We don't want to hear your opinions. And if you complain, we will hand you a line of bull, hassle your kid for having an opinionated parent, or both."

It's all pushing rope, and I have not the energy for that these days.

To be fair, Son #4's teacher did seem to want to nip the "12 year old pregnancy celebration" in the bud.

ALF said...

Ok, so no more school for those boys. It's clear that continuing their education will only make them dumber.

Cynthia said...

I echo what Alf said. Holy crap do these people scare me....

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

"We don't want to hear your opinions." Yeah. That can certainly be the case in public school. I think the exception is if you have a very strong PTO.