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(Washington Post)   School writes letter to upset parents explaining their students' Kindergarten play was cancelled so they can prepare students for college. Letter shows the administrators should consider retaking English 101   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 22
    More: Fail, colleges, kindergarten, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, school reform, studying  
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2014-04-27 01:22:59 PM  
6 votes:
Next step:  having all pregnancies c-sectioned at 30 weeks, so that they have a critical ten-extra-weeks of life to prepare them for college and career.

The letter really is a great example of educational philosophy in the 21st century, though.
2014-04-27 04:02:43 PM  
4 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: When I taught at an elementary school, our new administrator came in, all bluster and "you're gonna follow my way" sort of stuff.  Then he sent out his first memo, which was so poorly written that it didn't make sense.  I eventually found this guy's dissertation online, and it, too, was filled with horrible grammar and was almost indecipherable in places.


Did you red pen the mistakes and thoughtfully send it back?
2014-04-27 04:49:49 PM  
3 votes:

Heywood Jublowme: Danger Avoid Death: Heywood Jublowme: Apparently those plays did harm you're education. Perhaps you meant instrumental. I suddenly see the validity of these dumb teachers decision to cancel the play

Remember, sometimes you are you're education.

My apologies for auto correct and its improper use of contractions. I assure you I wrote a strongly worded letter to the makers.


Don't worry. As long as your contractions are more than 10 minutes apart, you still have plenty of time.
2014-04-27 03:46:30 PM  
3 votes:

Heywood Jublowme: MezzoPips: I went to college for musical theatre and had little interest in academics growing up (especially math and science). Every school play prepared me for doing it now, so plays WERE detrimental to my education.

/voice teacher
//community theatre actress
///which means Tip Well.

Apparently those plays did harm you're education. Perhaps you meant instrumental. I suddenly see the validity of these dumb teachers decision to cancel the play.


Here's a shocker - some people have no interest in math and science yet they have happy and fulfilling lives.
2014-04-27 03:37:10 PM  
3 votes:
I went to college for musical theatre and had little interest in academics growing up (especially math and science). Every school play prepared me for doing it now, so plays WERE detrimental to my education.

/voice teacher
//community theatre actress
///which means Tip Well.
2014-04-27 02:06:49 PM  
3 votes:
"Is our children learning?"
2014-04-27 04:15:42 PM  
2 votes:

Heywood Jublowme: Apparently those plays did harm you're education. Perhaps you meant instrumental. I suddenly see the validity of these dumb teachers decision to cancel the play


Remember, sometimes you are you're education.
2014-04-27 04:13:24 PM  
2 votes:
First thing I thought of while reading that trainwreck:

LAUGHTER OL
2014-04-27 03:48:28 PM  
2 votes:
'i' before 'e' except when I pee...

www.seriouseats.com
2014-04-27 03:43:19 PM  
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Of course, the article HAS to blame Obama for this somehow.......


Blame Carter for Reagan which lead to Bush which gave us Clinton who gave us Bush who gave us Obama.  Thanks a lot you asshole President Taft!
2014-04-27 03:30:46 PM  
2 votes:
With morans like this in charge you may actually be better off just turning on sesame street for a few hours a day.

Can you picture the 28 year old janitor shaking his head in remorse? "if only I had been studying instead of doing that stupid play when I was 4"

Ya me either.
2014-04-27 08:50:52 PM  
1 votes:
www.appletvhacks.net
She's only six!
2014-04-27 05:49:48 PM  
1 votes:
Instead of the play, they should have pit the students against each other "American Gladiator-style". That would prepare them for the future that lies ahead.

/ throw in some Chinese and Indian kids to make it more realistic
2014-04-27 05:04:41 PM  
1 votes:
Kindergarten
'college and career ready.'


Yeah they tried this with us in elementary school. They tried giving us the "real world" scary speech, all that.

Too bad I had already been accepted to a (not so impressive, local, almost CC) college when I tried taking the SAT for fun. I hadn't decided to go to college at that age (afraid I might turn into a Fark-reading weirdo or something).

But I had tried walking around their college. Being the cute little kid everybody wanted to talk to. (More awkward than flattering but thanks.) Sitting in some classes.

I went ahead and told my whole elementary school class our teacher was full of shiat and there was far LESS busywork/shiatwork in college. And that the "real world" was after college, where my father got to do whatever the hell he wanted for homework, after he was done painting/fixing staircases/remodeling bathrooms/all the other stuff he did.

This did not help to wash off my know-it-all smartass reputation with my teacher.
2014-04-27 05:02:22 PM  
1 votes:

WTFDYW: We know where Meow Said The Dog works.


I could just picture Meow teaching preschool kids as something like this:

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"I've got a great trick to play on a three year old kid. Whenever you're around them, talk wrong. So, now it's like his first day of school and he says to the teacher, 'May I Mambo dogface to the banana patch?' Put that kid in a special class or something."
2014-04-27 04:27:01 PM  
1 votes:

Northern Claw: School was upset since kid could read before Kindergarten. She wanted to learn. Wasn't taught the school's approved way.

They were also upset at her chosen TV shows. This Old House (Bob Vila), Last Chance Garage, and Cosmos. She had a crush on Carl Sagan. Told the school, no profanity, nudity, violence or any other off the wall behavior and to mind their business.

Also called the kid a liar when she made a statement about Saturn. We do have a telescope and she had seen it, so she was right and the teacher was wrong.

I'd still teach reading using phonics and I don't give a RA what the educators say.


Good job!  My mother had the same attitude.  My fourth grade teacher complained to her in a PT Conference that I needed to read books "more appropriate to my age level", because my "vocabulary included too many bigs words the other children didn't understand."

My mom told the teacher that I was encouraged to read anything I wanted to read, and perhaps instead of complaining about my vocabulary, the teacher could use the time to teach the other children the meaning of the words.  When mom found out the real problem was that I used words the teacher didn't understand, she started encouraging me to read and use as many "big words" as I could, and teach them to the other kids at recess.
2014-04-27 04:13:08 PM  
1 votes:

MezzoPips: I went to college for musical theatre and had little interest in academics growing up (especially math and science). Every school play prepared me for doing it now, so plays WERE detrimental to my education.

/voice teacher
//community theatre actress
///which means Tip Well.


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"We will wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe away the plasma..."
2014-04-27 03:53:31 PM  
1 votes:

JoieD'Zen: Heywood Jublowme: MezzoPips: I went to college for musical theatre and had little interest in academics growing up (especially math and science). Every school play prepared me for doing it now, so plays WERE detrimental to my education.

/voice teacher
//community theatre actress
///which means Tip Well.

Apparently those plays did harm you're education. Perhaps you meant instrumental. I suddenly see the validity of these dumb teachers decision to cancel the play.

Here's a shocker - some people have no interest in math and science yet they have happy and fulfilling lives.


This.
2014-04-27 03:42:24 PM  
1 votes:

MezzoPips: I went to college for musical theatre and had little interest in academics growing up (especially math and science). Every school play prepared me for doing it now, so plays WERE detrimental to my education.

/voice teacher
//community theatre actress
///which means Tip Well.


Apparently those plays did harm you're education. Perhaps you meant instrumental. I suddenly see the validity of these dumb teachers decision to cancel the play.
2014-04-27 03:31:14 PM  
1 votes:
Teacher, "rigting" a letter.

img.fark.net
2014-04-27 03:28:29 PM  
1 votes:
Caught sayof?
2014-04-27 03:27:58 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, taking away something that they had looked forward to is most definitely in their best interests.
 
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