06 July 2013

I'll Be Dead By the Time You Read This...

Suicide notes.  As a school assignment.  Is this ever ok?  I don't think so.  Imagine being the poor mom who comes across the note and freaks out

Unfortunately, school assignment stupidity is not a new invention.  I do remember that in seventh grade, the health teacher told us girls to go home and tell our parents we're pregnant to see what they'd do. 

I don't think I did, although my memory on this is a bit fuzzy.  No drugs involved here, but I just don't remember much about my day-to-day life as a 13-year-old. (Do you?) My mom is not dead of a heart attack, so likely I kept that little "assignment" to myself and made up some BS story about how my parents reacted.

8 comments:

  1. I think this is awful what's wrong with these schools!

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    1. Just so thoughtless, aren't they? Does "how will this affect the child and his family?" come into play at all with these people?

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  2. Oh, my God, you did work for a newspaper. That is what you call an attention grabbing headline! That is messed up. What is wrong with these bozos?

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    1. Yes, I did work for a newspaper. We were told we could put anything in headlines, but you had to be careful to put actual truth into the article. (That was 20-odd years ago so I'm thinking things have changed. Ha ha!)

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  3. Really? What a completely stupid assignment.
    If my child was told to write anything like that (or being pregnant) I would say NO WAY are you doing that!

    AND I'd have a word to the School Principal about how inappropriate that 'task' was for any child to being doing.
    Utterly nuts... and not right.

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  4. What?! That is nuts~ and like you said, imagine being the parent who comes across that, then refuses to believe the kid when they say it's for school! Some of these teachers need a good thwack upside the head.

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