“I'm so epically disgusted by the actions of these "teachers", yet I applaud this father in every right of his own. Why is this happening?? I've had my brain disorder (tumors) since birth, and vividly remember the torment and cruelty from my childhood teachers. My Kindergarten teacher tried holding me back because "I didn't know how to speak English". Once in awhile, it still bothers me to remember what I can, but I feel like the districts need to install cameras in EVERY classroom across America. Money is not the excuse.”
“Do you like crayons? Good. Maybe you can further explain yourself more effectively. You grew up in a cave if The Old Man and The Sea wasn't a part of your curriculum... How about Animal Farm? The Fifth Story? Metamorphosis? A Modest Proposal? The Great Gatsby?”
KLK1975 on Apr 10, 2012 at 20:55:11
“Further explain? You call yourself a teacher? It was pretty clear. Only someone really ignorant would not get it. BTW your whole statement is non sequitur. Funny how you keep making a fool out of yourself with your inane posts, but the mentally deficient like you, can never get it. Good luck with your ignorance pilgrim. I have a degree in philosophy fool.”
“Well, I don't live or teach in any of those states. I do not teach creationism, abortion, gay marriage, etc. I teach English and the language arts are significantly saturated in texts that questions the students perceptions -- i.e. existentialism cited in "The Fifth Story" What about The Old Man and The Sea? -- Man v. Nature and his affinity for Christianity... Where are you trying to go with this?”
Jill Greene on Apr 10, 2012 at 20:16:09
“What I'm trying to say is this: It's hard enough to get kids to understand the content without giving them PhD level work trying to figure out if someone is full of crap or not. How are 9th graders going to be able to evaluate whether or not A.ramidus' medial femoral condyle is sufficiently angled to allow for bipedal locomotion? Confused? Yeah, imagine being a 15 year old trying to figure that out. We don't need to be asking high schoolers to evaluate Einstein's theory of relativity just because someone thinks he was wrong. We do not need to be filling our students' heads with misinformation and then expecting them to be able to figure out what's true and what's garbage.”
“That insinuates my exact point. I have to agree to disagree with you. If you want your children raised in a religious-academic setting, then find a decent private school and send them there. Public education is for the PUBLIC.”
Jill Greene on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:58:24
“I believe you've missed my point. We (and by we I mean teachers who teach in states that haven't yet been hijacked by the religious right) don't teach creationism because it's not science anymore than numerology is math. Tennessee is an embarrassment surpassing even Arizona, which is an impressive achievement.”
“As a teacher myself, I fully support this bill. What's the difference if they question it? It'd teach them how to agree to disagree -- and that's the toughest concept to teach. Whether parents pay attention or not, we teach their kids about existentialism, modernism, etc. These concepts are saturated with secular and religious references, as is. Let the kids learn to think for themselves or we're all screwed.”
KLK1975 on Apr 10, 2012 at 20:29:35
“existentialism and modernism are not taught until you reach college, get a grip on realilty, you should not be allowed to teach, You must be a very bad teacher, feel sorry for your students who will now be ignorant. Please quit to save other children.”
Brian Gilmer on Apr 10, 2012 at 20:03:45
“"Neither the state board of education, nor any public elementary or secondary
school governing authority, director of schools, school system administrator, or any
public elementary or secondary school principal or administrator shall prohibit any
teacher in a public school system of this state from helping students understand,
analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific
weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught."
This is legislation to keep the state from keeping out non-science. The objective of this law is to provide cover for teacher to pass propaganda to children.”
Lucy0808 on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:55:44
“That is absolutely ridiculous.
Teaching religion in a science class is a load of manure and the manure is the religion. If you want to teach about religion, teach a comparative religion class and it is appropriate there. Teaching a narrow religious dogma under the guise of Creationism or Intelligent Design is silly and it is also illegal. There is a long set of case law on this. Tennessee will have to pay a pretty penny for the defending this law and having it thrown out. And why must this be? Only to serve a specific faction of right wing literal evangelical Christians. That is pretty disfunctional.
Tennessee is the brunt of jokes around the world for their foolishness.
Your post is filled with ignorance of the topic and the idea that you are a teacher is probably and appeal to the lowest common denominator possible of a certain demographic. That is everything about the dark middle ages under an absolute Church denying science, and nothing about reason, facts, or truth.”
kissis46 on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:52:49
“My freids daughter had to write about evolution and as a Christian she didn't beleive that we came from apes. She wrote about what she beleived in and got an A+”
Jill Greene on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:50:55
“Sure. Why not teach them astrology in astronomy classes, tarot card reading in family and consumer science class, and dousing for water in their geography classes while we're at it?”
“The first article I've read that didn't tag Millenials as "lazy"; fantastic read... I'm 28 and about to go through brain surgery. My fiance just went into remission for Hodgkin's. Life happens at different times for people; be it in their 20s or in their 50s.”
“My ring my boyfriend got from me, is "used" -- and I have no problem with that for two reasons. One being that he and I are invincible together and a ring has nothing to do with that, and more importantly, the story. He purchased it from a Marine's mother who lost her son in Afghanistan years ago. He had planned on proposing to his girlfriend when he returned, and never did he. I find more value in the story of valor, honor, and unconditional love, at it's upmost example, valiant. I love my ring because the story is what John knew I would love -- the deeper meaning of love :]”
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