Lunaville: During family gatherings my siblings and i sometimes reminisce about teachers who frequently said "Mark my words, someday you will go to jail."
Diogenes: But like my guidance counselor, this guy just sounds bitter and damaged and it's good he's not working with kids now.
vudukungfu: Diogenes:But like my guidance counselor, this guy just sounds bitter and damaged and it's good he's not working with kids now.I caught one of my dad's lectures when he was alive. Never knew he was so . . .Well, in the middle of the lecture he's goin on about high school administrators, and just thows out there, "Oh course, you all know by know that guidance counselors ar full of shiat" and he had never ever mentioned this to me the ENTIRE FARKING TIME I WAS IN HIGHSCHOOL. I was kind of pissed, but chagrined.to top it off, in the end of the lecture he looks at me and says he's going to be at so and so's right after, and if anyone wants to join him for a beer, he's going to be there for a few hours. And winks at me.SO this smoking hot girl leans over to me and says, "Do you *know* him?"And I'm like thinking I have an "in" here and say, "Yeah, We go way back"And she leans over and says, "Is he married?"This chick's younger than I am, since I was just returning to college after doing a stint in the armed forces.I'm a little miffed, and say, "yeah, to my mother."She didn't show up at the bar.But, I smiled inside knowing I'd grow up to be good looking like him./Thanks for that, dad.
Diogenes: Isn't that more the job of a guidance counselor?
Diogenes: /Thanks for that, dad.That's an awesome CSB!
namegoeshere: Diogenes: Isn't that more the job of a guidance counselor?Did you take those career aptitude tests in HS? The kid next to me got "Parking Lot Attendant".
Marcus Aurelius: This guy has no business being around children. What's worse is that the school board backed him up for so long. The man has serious issues.
M0nkeyp0x: [weknowawesome.com image 550x647]
AbbeySomeone: Aside from the obvious racist implication, being a gardener is hard work and frequently pays well./dnrtfa
gadian: It's one thing to disparage a kid and put them down by creating self fullfiling prophecies and encouraging kids to just give up, which sounds like what this guy was doing. It's quite another, and just as bad, to tell a student they can succeed, that they can go on to be anything they want if they just try, when it is simply not true .
Mr. Ekshun: namegoeshere: Diogenes: Isn't that more the job of a guidance counselor?Did you take those career aptitude tests in HS? The kid next to me got "Parking Lot Attendant".Being from the midwest, I scored "Corn"./Hopefully the teen in question becomes a house painter instead.
Godscrack: This is nothing new in predominantly black and/or Hispanic schools. Most of our male teachers in high school were the same way."You guys will end up pushing brooms or end up in jail anyway..". I remember one shop teacher in particular, a redneck, he would even chuckle about it right in front of us.That was part of the program. They knew most of us didn't have a chance. And many didn't.Career talk or preparation for further education was almost rarely heard of, they merely conditioning groups of kids to be service workers.
Snargi: When I took the high school guidance counselor's job test in the early '80s, it was answering questions by poking a needle in the computer cards and shaking the cards. What stayed on the needle was your best opportunity for a job. I came up with Ditch Digger or Ranch Hand. I've worked with computers for the last 20 years so I guess I rose above my predestined existence.
PsiChick: but I have not once heard any teacher say that out loud
KrispyKritter: every year the overall quality of life in the student body gets a little lower. the teachers see it, the administration sees it. the bulk of the parents, who are idiots, don't have a clue.
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