Letter sent home with child
This is a discussion on Letter sent home with child within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; While this is a joke, it certainly does bare a scary resemblance to reality in some cases....
December 29th, 2006 10:41 AM
December 29th, 2006 10:50 AM
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Well - I am sure there are and have been teachers who are ill informed and basically of limited use!! I experienced one in 2nd or 3rd grade!!
More important if this were fact - would be a teacher being so pig headed as to not check facts, in case they were actually wrong. Those are the teachers who will teach black is white.!
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December 29th, 2006 11:25 AM
3rd paragraph: "Please ensure your son's assimilation. Submit to the state. We do not teach facts...we teach what we believe to be true"
I would take this letter, call a meeting with the principal...with a member of the school board present and jump in this teacher's a$$. I'm a victim of my experience with my kids teachers, and I may be projecting here--but if the teacher is factually wrong, and reprimands my son for correcting him, the teach and I will have a face to face, followed by an apology.
However, not knowing this teacher's personality (and from this letter, I don't want to), this sounds like a teaching point for your son. Case in point--my son told me he corrected his teacher on how she was teaching a math problem. After he explained the situation, I explained to him that the teacher was correct--there was more than one way to get the same result. After I showed him how both he and the teacher we correct, he apoligized to the teacher.
Turns out my son's teacher last year was very adamant that her way was the only correct way...
December 29th, 2006 12:06 PM
I run into this type of thing occasionally with my children's teachers.
Thank you for you letter. I am always interested in my child's education, and encourage you to contact me at any time. I will take advantage of your imbecilic response to his very appropriate actions to demonstrate the principal of oppression to Alex.
I am raising my children with the intent of making them intellegent, productive members of society, not sheep.
In the future, you would be better off checking your 'facts' when questioned, rather than expecting my child to accept false information without question.
I've had science teachers who teach theory as fact. Just this year one of my daughter's teachers told her that it's a proven fact that animals don't have feelings. Anyone here (who has ever had a pet) believe that?
I've had math teachers who want my children to come up with the answer 'unsolvable' to an equation that is not. Just because the child (and perhaps the teacher) doesn't know the correct process to solve an equation doesn't make it 'unsolvable'!
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December 29th, 2006 12:08 PM
I've got a problem right now with my daughter's teachers pushing this Kwanzaa garbage. I'm fixing to have a sit down with them.
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December 29th, 2006 12:43 PM
December 29th, 2006 12:49 PM
Don't start me on that, every time I heard happy holidays I replied that it's Merry Christmas not HH.
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December 29th, 2006 01:58 PM
Jeez, don't get me started on this one.
The truth really doesn't matter anymore. I'm told by my elders that it did once, and I hope that's right. Maybe it will in the future.
It's not just schools that do that, either. Any large organization will enforce groupthink/party line mentality, punishing any criticism. We do this at our very great peril, because the consequences are very, very scary.
December 29th, 2006 02:12 PM
Snopes says "Undetermined"
Originally Posted by raysheen
December 29th, 2006 02:17 PM
"... but your son refused to beLIEve what I told him."
December 29th, 2006 03:15 PM
It would be time to change schools had that really happened....
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December 29th, 2006 03:34 PM
If the above letter shocked you, those of you with children just might want to review your childrens history books. Some downplay the cecond amendment, some actually teach that it is not an individual right. Parents need to stay involved in what is being taught at school.
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