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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   White teacher binds two black students to teach the class about slavery. Jewish students seen changing classes before the Holocaust chapter   (cleveland.com) divider line
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2008-12-05 06:43:18 PM  
Best headline for this story all day. Good job, submitter.
 
2008-12-05 06:54:41 PM  
It might not have been the best way to go about it in terms of prolonging his career, but don't try to tell me it wasn't an effective teaching tool.
 
2008-12-05 07:04:45 PM  
Lynch her!
 
2008-12-05 07:31:13 PM  
Major LOL
 
2008-12-05 08:02:01 PM  
Brilliant idea, teach.
 
2008-12-05 08:09:02 PM  

exick: It might not have been the best way to go about it in terms of prolonging his career, but don't try to tell me it wasn't an effective teaching tool.


It wasn't an effective teaching tool.
 
2008-12-05 08:09:58 PM  
Pretty soon they won't even let them make the mexican kids the indians for thanksgiving. What is this world coming to that we cannot acknowledge our past.
 
2008-12-05 08:17:02 PM  
i'm going to go out on a limb and posit that this is the teacher in question
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/been wrong before
//don't think i am this time
 
2008-12-05 08:49:18 PM  
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2008-12-05 09:00:49 PM  
FTA: Wilbur Aldridge, director of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the history demonstration, first reported in The Journal News, "went wrong when she started to do that binding."

"I don't care what color, no one should be put in the position of having their hands and feet bound," he said.


Apparently the local chapter is more reasonable and articulate than the national organization.
 
2008-12-05 09:03:54 PM  
Were there any twins in the class?
 
2008-12-05 09:05:07 PM  
I bet the Japanese kids are glad they won't get stuck in the closet, too.
 
2008-12-05 09:05:18 PM  

40oz_A_Knight: FTA:

"I don't care what color, no one should be put in the position of having their hands and feet bound," he said.


Usually I gotta pay extra for that...
 
2008-12-05 09:05:38 PM  
I remember a boondocks episode about this...

//wheres their money?
 
2008-12-05 09:06:05 PM  
Shand said she had not decided whether to take any further action, including filing a lawsuit.

Sounds about right with the Jewish comment, something like this doesn't deserve a lawsuit but sure enough she's hoping to sue school for every penny so she can get her arse out of the projects, and maybe buy new 22's for her Honda.
 
2008-12-05 09:09:22 PM  
That headline practically wrote itself, but +1000 anyway.

/ who's keeping score of these points, anyway?
 
2008-12-05 09:09:56 PM  

Misconduc: Shand said she had not decided whether to take any further action, including filing a lawsuit.

Sounds about right with the Jewish comment, something like this doesn't deserve a lawsuit but sure enough she's hoping to sue school for every penny so she can get her arse out of the projects, and maybe buy new 22's for her Honda.


*sigh* I remember when 20's where enough.
 
2008-12-05 09:10:16 PM  
I want watch her teach the class when she goes over the murder of Abraham Lincoln.
 
2008-12-05 09:10:31 PM  

Ponzholio: 40oz_A_Knight: FTA:

"I don't care what color, no one should be put in the position of having their hands and feet bound," he said.


Usually I gotta pay extra for that...


THIS

...and how did she think that was a good idea? In any way?

/first time poster
//long time fark-stalker
 
2008-12-05 09:11:03 PM  
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Did someone say concentration?
 
2008-12-05 09:11:52 PM  
DNRTFA
Now, I'm definitely not saying this was a good choice of teaching methods (seriously, how dumb do you have to be to think this would be okay?) but I had the same teacher for grades five and six. He was extremely unorthodox. Besides some of the most amazing, challenging lessons, his punishments involved sticking gum to one's forehead all day and eating birdseed. I only remember one parent (mother of the class bully) screaming at him in the hallway. These days he'd be run out of town.

/best. teacher. ever.
//still in contact with him after sixteen+ years.
 
2008-12-05 09:12:26 PM  
And now, a History of Sodomy.
 
2008-12-05 09:12:27 PM  
Ensuing lawsuit in 3...2...1...

Personally, I'd just like to see the teacher fired.

/not black.
 
2008-12-05 09:13:06 PM  

skinink: I want watch her teach the class when she goes over the murder of Abraham Lincoln.


I can tell the color of your skin by the way you type.
 
2008-12-05 09:13:08 PM  
Er, that makes it sound like I had the teacher from the article for 5th and 6th grade. Noooo. I had a teacher for the 5th grade and again for 6th.

Sigh.

/cold meds, I blame them
 
2008-12-05 09:14:24 PM  
I'm not understanding why she had to tie up black students if all she was trying to do was demonstrate conditions on slaver ships.

Should have explained exactly what she was going to do and then asked for volunteers.
 
2008-12-05 09:18:25 PM  

ne2d: exick: It might not have been the best way to go about it in terms of prolonging his career, but don't try to tell me it wasn't an effective teaching tool.

It wasn't an effective teaching tool.


Those kids aren't going to forget that lesson, especially the two girls.

latrans lycaon: I'm not understanding why she had to tie up black students if all she was trying to do was demonstrate conditions on slaver ships.


She wanted to be accurate. I'm sure when they discuss indentured servitude or what happened to the Native Americans, she can include the rest of the class.
 
2008-12-05 09:18:49 PM  

bemaha: Er, that makes it sound like I had the teacher from the article for 5th and 6th grade. Noooo. I had a teacher for the 5th grade and again for 6th.

Sigh.

/cold meds, I blame them


heh - i read you post twice before i figured out what you meant. i assume if a farker knows the woman, they'll either confirm my guess above or tell me i'm wrong
 
2008-12-05 09:19:34 PM  
Too bad she skipped the section on Socrates.
 
2008-12-05 09:21:46 PM  
I thought teachers were supposed to be smart. Apparently it's not the case anymore.
 
2008-12-05 09:26:14 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I thought teachers were supposed to be smart. Apparently it's not the case anymore.


Why would teachers be any different than a cross section of any other careers? You have you're (intentional) very best and also the ones that just barely got by. Smart does not always mean the best decisions.
 
2008-12-05 09:26:17 PM  
White people were slaves before anybody. Should have just picked some white kids if any were there.
 
2008-12-05 09:28:25 PM  
A teacher with that kind of hands on approach and a love of chains should be teaching Sex Ed.
 
2008-12-05 09:29:59 PM  
Their public school education gives them empathy.

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2008-12-05 09:30:17 PM  
Class, this week we'll be discussing Native Americans, like little Bobby Redfeather here. Oh Bobby, here, have a blanket...
 
2008-12-05 09:31:11 PM  

Oldiron_79: A teacher with that kind of hands on approach and a love of chains should be teaching Sex Ed.


What kind of moran would name their kid Sex Ed?
 
2008-12-05 09:31:36 PM  
You know who else saw the Jews changing?
 
2008-12-05 09:33:28 PM  
Get in the oven, jew. Get it, JEW!
 
2008-12-05 09:33:55 PM  
I'm waiting for the story about the teacher educating his students about slavery by making them pick his cotton fields.
 
2008-12-05 09:34:30 PM  
Anyone remember that class where the precious snowflake freaked out because a teacher made her close her eyes and "visualize" the holocaust?

Stuff like this puts that in perspective.
 
2008-12-05 09:35:02 PM  

exick: It might not have been the best way to go about it in terms of prolonging his career, but don't try to tell me it wasn't an effective teaching tool.


This.
 
2008-12-05 09:37:16 PM  
My guess is that if everything your education entails never ruffles your feathers or has any impact greater than a crap TeeVee program, you probably got hosed.
 
2008-12-05 09:40:54 PM  
Why does it matter that the teacher was white? if she was black would it be better? WTF?
 
2008-12-05 09:42:05 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I thought teachers were supposed to be smart. Apparently it's not the case anymore.


What do you call a med student that graduates at the bottom of his class? Doctor.
 
2008-12-05 09:43:34 PM  
Subby got it in one. Well done.
 
2008-12-05 09:43:52 PM  
Can I sit in on the class on the Rape of Nanking?
 
2008-12-05 09:45:36 PM  
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2008-12-05 09:45:44 PM  
FTFA - On Nov. 18, Bernstein was discussing the conditions under which African captives were taken to America in slave ships. She bound the two students' hands and feet with tape and had them crawl under a desk to simulate the experience, Monahan and Shand said. Monahan said the girls were not the only blacks in the class.

If the teacher absolutely HAD to do this, she should've asked for volunteers. Still, kinda weird to do that to students.
 
2008-12-05 09:49:51 PM  
The Holocaust simulation:

"Pull mein finger!"
 
2008-12-05 09:52:15 PM  

bemaha: Er, that makes it sound like I had the teacher from the article for 5th and 6th grade. Noooo. I had a teacher for the 5th grade and again for 6th.

Sigh.

/cold meds, I blame them


No, you actually just had 5th grade twice. Your parents lied to make you feel better.
 
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