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March 25, 2010


Don't drink and teach.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson, catmanmax, nursecindy and Siouxie)


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ANyone who has taught can understand where she's coming from on this one.

Maybe she was teaching the alcohol awareness class?

"Felony child endangerment"?! What was she trying to teach them, chainsaw juggling?

Y'all know the saying, those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

As the mother of a middle-schooler, who often has other middle-schoolers in the house hanging out, I will just say that I can sorta understand the poor woman and leave it at that.

I don't blame her...totally. Some of those kids can drive anyone to drink.

Surprise. The teachers lounge looks a little like the drunk holding tank on Friday night.

" Un now clash, open yursh teschtbooksh to pash scheventy-schix. "

Remember folks: Don't drink and derive. Alcohol and Calculus don't mix.

What is America coming to? First they tell teachers they can't smoke on school grounds now this. You would think they want you to teach the little thugs without any pharmaceutical help.

There's a lot worse more interesting things than teachers who drink...

Read more: http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2010/03/educational-advisory.html#comments#ixzz0jCXbK1Im

(that last part wasn't s'posed to be there -- but hey, as long as they spell your name correctly, right?)

Long as my glass eye don't fall out in front of the students!

booked for investigation of felony child endangerment...Ricardo Medina says there was never a threat to Neff's seventh-grade students

Once again, gotta love the consistencies in law enforcement and the judicial system.

Having taught 7th and 8th grade for a very short time before moving up to high school teaching, I can see what might lead to this. Just thinking back to that short period (over 20 years ago) in my life makes me start looking for a good stiff drink!

No jury of her peers will convict her.

The reading assignment for her class:

"Well you see, Norm, it’s like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.

This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.

Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

Cheers, mate!

That is a load of crock! Ha, beer always killed my fast ones off, the slow one's never catch on, they always think they are just stupid.

Looking at the high-def mug shot, one can see that she's been doing the prescription drugs 'n alcohol combo for a while. I pity her.

I have school age kids. The oldest one was in jr high six years ago. My youngest is there now. I can decisively say that it has gotten much worse in that time. I mean, junior high has never been easy .. certainly not when I attended .. but it has degenerated exponentially in the past six years here. Reading y'alls' comments, it doesn't appear to be a regional thing.

(sorry, not funny)

Since you can't beat 'em, join 'em?

When I was teaching decades ago, I knew a few teachers who would smoke a little grass before class, but never knew any who used alcohol. The article is correct; "...there was never a threat to Neff's seventh-grade students...." because the threat was to the teacher in that condition.

After school, however, we would use all kinds of substances to regain our sanity.

We won't . . .

7th and 8th grades are tough.

Welcome to junior high.

Thermal, CA ... spent a week there, one night ... the place wuz nearly enuf to encourage me to consume mood-alterin' beverages ... din't need any kids there to compound the depressive ambiance ...

I wonder if the students noticed.

School Board officials became suspicious when they heard she'd assigned them homework.

BTW, Mot' ... the proper ending of your comment is: " ... those who can't teach become Adminstrators ... "

No, it's supposed to end with "those who can't teach, teach teachers."

Now Ken. SC has a fine educational system. It is the home of Clemson Univer....... Oh, never mind.

For a very short time, I taught Hebrew to 6 to 8-year olds at a small synagogue north of Cincinnati. Even with my extremely limited experience, I have great sympathy for that lady.
What do you do with an eight year old boy who opens a reading book, looks at the drawing and shouts, "Look at the tits on this b!tch!"
Drinking sounds like a reasonable response.

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