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January 25, 2008

FASCISM IN THE SCHOOLS

Now they're trying to force the teachers to ... teach.

Key quote: "We went probably a month and never saw one stick of homework," the Luther student said.

(Thanks to Phil)

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Homework on a stick? Does it come with eggroll?

never saw one stick of homework

Two thoughts:
1) They must have lots of homework-eating dogs in Luther.
2) Don't they have any wide-ruled paper in Oklahoma?

Obviously NOT a Blue Ribbon School !
I'm with the Dad - and good for him, to be involved and on top of things. Bet that kid is going, "Aaaawwww Dad!"

I know one kid who's gonna be taking some schoolyard beatdowns for awhile...

No Ilsa, She-wolf of the SS; disgusting.

When Justin -- who asked not to be identified -- started asking his son for a list of lessons learned at Luther High School, his ninth-grader rattled off a list of new releases.

So much for not being identified. I'm sure there are just LOADS of kids whose Dad is named Justin. DOH!

Come on, dude! "Napoleon Dynamite" is practically a how-to guide to surviving high school. It should be required viewing....

And "Dodgeball" is a very uplifting spiritual movie about team work and good sportsmanship.... and boobies.

"I think I threw up in my mouth just a little" defines modern society.

People need to think outside the sand box....

"I want my son to be able to do algebra. I want him to know about Oklahoma history. I want him to know about literature. These are things that he needs to be prepared for, for life," Justin said."

OK, literature I'll buy. Algebra and Oklahoma history? I'm doing OK in life without those.

Two thumbs down for this school.

seriously, when did homework start to be measured in sticks?

Did you see this?

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x607061707

That teacher (I suspect of being of Australian descent!) should be afraid. Not only of Justin.

Homework comes in measurements of sticks now? Why, in my day, it came in parsnips. Or, what that parsecs?

Saving Private Ryan & Cinderella Man I have no problem with due to their basis in authentic American History. They provide a realistic look into what the country was experiencing at that point in time. Rocky and Remember the Titans would be ok as a means to show how dedication, hard work, and teamwork are important aspects of success in life. Every other movie should only be used as time killer material at the end of semesters once the finals have all been completed.

And Ilsa, She-wolf of the SS tells the facts of WWII.

What about The Sound of Music?

"History of the World, Part I"

JEC - I found the singalong version of that to be quite educational.

Circuit - it only took them 9 years of poor scores to figure this out?

My High School had a science "teacher" that kept a film strip projector in the center of the classroom all semester (this was the late 1980's mind you, not VHS tapes but actual reel to reel film strips from the 1950's or something)and he would start the projector, leave the room for the whole class and come back just before it ended.
At the end of the week we took a test on the film strips that we watched that week.
One filmstrip was "How Peanut Butter is Made", no joke, the guy was definately more than a little bit off.
(Not quite as bad as the other teacher we had that spent a whole class period telling us about his teenage adventures in the YMCA changing rooms, compared to him our filmstrip teacher was really not so bad...)
Anyhoo,
One day after he started the film and left the classroom, the film jammed and the projector started smoking. One of my friends got up to fix it and as she was trying to save the thing from bursting into flames the teacher came back.
He was so enraged that someone in the class had the gall to get up from their seat that he verbally abused my friend in front of the whole class and instructed everyone present to
"Hang your heads in shame!"
It seems so clear now that the poor old guy was definately mentally un-balanced but at the time my friends and I thought this hysterically funny and every time we were moved to commit some mischeif or another we would all quote him,
"Hang your heads in shame!"
This event cracked us up to no end but in hindsight, we probably should have told someone about these "classes", something wasn't quite right with that guy....


Beowulf, at least the new version, isn't even out on dvd yet so the teacher must have pirated a copy off the internet. Napoleon Dynamite, Saving Private Ryan and some of the other movies are fine but Spiderman 3 is an abomination. also I would have liked to see the kid's expression during Beowulf's "almost naked CGI Angelina Jolie scene", he probably regrets telling his dad.

Beowulf, at least the new version, isn't even out on dvd yet so the teacher must have pirated a copy off the internet. Napoleon Dynamite, Saving Private Ryan and some of the other movies are fine but Spiderman 3 is an abomination. also I would have liked to see the kid's expression during Beowulf's "almost naked CGI Angelina Jolie scene", he probably regrets telling his dad.

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