23 October 2013

Sexy Homework for Fourth-Graders

So, what would you do if you found some other woman's hairclip, with some of her hair in it, under the bed you sleep in with your husband?  

Nevermind that. What would you do if this hypothetical situation were thrown at your fourth-grader for homework?  

The Arizona schoolteacher who assigned the work said she didn't bother to read the assignment and whoopsie/sorry in a hastily-sent email to parents.  Because saying "my bad" just fixes it and s'cool.  

I've no doubt some fourth-graders can handle that sort of hypothetical deductive reasoning without taking the assignments personally.  But seriously?  In public school?  I thought all these teachers couldn't sneeze without a committee forming about how to do that exactly right.  Guess not.
 

4 comments:

  1. The teacher didn't bother to read the assignment is bad enough, but why would this be considered homework for any grade?

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    1. I could see various hypothetical situations as a critical thinking exercise. This one was just extremely inappropriate.

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  2. This is why they create more and more regulations.

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    1. Well, if schools continue hiring teachers with no common sense, it doesn't matter what the regs say, you know?

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