Thursday, July 29, 2010

To the Last Ditch: All Kinds Of Interesting Things Can Be Learned At Public School...

Oh my gosh...I've been so very, very wrong. What a bloody brute I have been.

How can I ever recompense for my sin?



Lady Neferankh said...

Oh man--* face palm * --I honestly can't believe anyone can fall for this sort of rot. While I dislike hunting for sport, and support humane/sanitary ways of raising farm animals (which benefits the ultimate consumer, humans :P ).

Newsflash people, if you want to eat meat, it's going to involve the...shortened life expectancy of various furry or feathered organisms along the way. What's next, salads are cruel to our sensitive photosynthetic friends :P ?

Mmm...I am now in the mood for some fresh grilled pork ribs!

The Editrix said...

Ahaha. . . classic. :-D

Tragedy101 said...

So tragic that some people think this is a distinction between "homeschooled" and "publicly educated". Does this indicate what "somebody" learned at home concerning public schools, perhaps?

An individual writes something not well thought out, and some people think, "Oh, a homeschooler hath done this."

I was not shown where this person claims to be homeschooled. What indicates to you that a homeschooler wrote this?

(Or did not write this?)

Mariah :) said...

I wonder where they found that... too bad they didn't cite it; I would have liked to see what other nonsense they were teaching! :-D

Once my mentor teacher assigned me to read a (very outdated) story from their (likewise outdated) literature textbook. The story was on endangered species, and the whole time I was reading it to those poor, bored second graders, I had to try to explain what was different from the time it was written and that it represented one perspective and things like that. What a nuisance! After I was finally done reading, one of the boys told us that his dad liked to hunt, and a little girl promptly labeled his dad as being "bad." Oh, dear. My mentor teacher tried to sidestep the issue and go on to something else, because it made her feel uncomfortable, too. Basically, it was a big mess.

(Just for the record, it wasn't my mentor teacher's fault; the school district required the use of those textbooks, and, of course, didn't have money to buy new ones. And it wasn't just the school district's fault, either; there aren't necessarily good textbooks to choose from--a lot of textbooks are like that.)