Moments in Education to be proud of
Did they complain that the sub touched the kid? Nope.
Or that he told the kid dirty jokes? Nope.
Or that he pimp-slapped the kid? Nope.
The teacher performed a "magic" trick, in which he made a toothpick disappear.
Just so you know, the toothpick didn't disappear 'cause the teacher sat on it and squeezed it between his butt cheeks or anything. It was simple, sleight-of-hand.
So this kid freaked out and after school ran home and told his dad he believed his substitute teacher was some kind of sorcerer and had performed wizardry at school. Wizardry.
What does the dad do? Pimp-slap the kid and say "quit being silly; go do your homework!" Nope.
Say nothing, but go into the kid's room and gather all his Dungeons & Dragons parphernalia and burn it? Nope.
Tell the kid he's been reading too much Harry Potter? Nope.
Use the kid's paranoia to his advantage and tell him if he doesn't do his chores Dumbledore will come and get him in the middle of the night? Nope.
The dad got angry with the teacher and complained to the school and to district administration.
What did the school officials do? Tell dad and son to get a life and get bent? Nope.
They fired the teacher, because he scared the kid...with his wizardry.
To offer both sides, the school district says they dumped the teacher 'cause of bad habits in the classroom.
I don't know why, but my cynical side believes the teacher.
And moving right along to "higher" education, a Dartmouth professor is suing some of her students for violating federal discrimination law. The alleged discrimination? They sometimes failed to pay attention to her, they complained to her supervisors about her teaching style and alleged that she refused to accept contrary opinions and would lower the grades of students who openly disagreed with her.
This all makes me wanna consider homeschooling when we eventually have kids. Even for college. Probably cheaper ;>)