This Passes for “Education?”

Filed under:Jerks,Oh Hell No,Politics,Priorities,WTF? — posted by Anwyn on May 20, 2010 @ 6:55 am

[The teacher] planned to base final exams on the Michael Moore film, “Sicko“.

A single conservative student objected and also says that her teacher called her a “teabagger” earlier in the year, during a different controversy. But what manages, incredibly, to bother me even more than the choice of movie and the public insult of a student by her teacher, is this:

…Blessman distributed to students in her Senior Literature and Composition class…

So for a Literature and Composition class, the final was … a movie.

The teacher should have been fired before anybody discovered she was pushing her odious political bias on her students. She should have been fired when it was discovered she is not a teacher of literature and composition. Good luck getting that done now.


  1. Strongly, “Dislikes.”


    Comment by Deane — June 7, 2010 @ 7:58 am

  2. My wife had nothing but contempt for home-schooling until she saw six report cards in a row that showed our daughter got 4s (As) on the things she had spent two hours every evening with her on. Scored soldly two grades above on reading and lexile range, too, on the MAPs.

    I’m now on the PTA Board and bake sales are going to go on the back burner and curriculum will be front and center as far as I’m concerned.

    Comment by nk — June 15, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

  3. Public education is a bankrupt social engineering experiment with no academic standards at all. We home schooled our two sons through high school and have no regrets. There are so many good classical curriculum to use. You just have to check out of the worthless government system and take personal responsibility for your child education.

    Comment by Steve Mosby — December 19, 2010 @ 2:10 am

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