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And the Teacher of the Year Award Goes to…

Bad Teacher

It’s a tie! Between the sixth-grade teacher who made students draw a Venn diagram comparing George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler and the elementary school teacher in Utah who accidentally shot herself in the leg while in a restroom at the school.

A sixth-grade teacher at a Washington, D.C., middle school is in trouble after telling students to make comparisons between former president George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler for a class project, stating that “both men abused their powers.” Now, I’m no George Bush fan club member, but Hitler’s a pretty rough comparison – and comparing the two is a bit of a heavy assignment for 12 year-olds.

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Turns out several parents felt the same way.

“I think trying to compare Adolf Hitler to an America president is just not right,” one parent said. “I didn’t agree with Mr. Bush or his policies, but that was over the line.”

Bush HitlerIn a written statement, D.C. Public Schools said that the teacher acknowledged poor judgment and will apologize to students. Sadly, no one will get to see what the young 12-year-old minds came up with… they both enjoy painting?

Next up: A Utah elementary school teacher who accidentally shot herself in the leg when her concealed weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom. The teacher at Westbrook Elementary School was severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg. She was rushed to a hospital where she is now in good condition.

The teacher was a concealed-carry permit holder, and school district policy her allowed to have a gun on campus. Apparently Utah is among the few states that allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in public schools. According to state law, schools must allow teachers with permits to carry firearms, because if there was ever a place where a loaded gun was needed, it’s an elementary school in Utah.

Okay, this teacher (and the entire state of Utah) win this competition hands down. Actually, better to keep your hands up, the elementary school teachers are packing.

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Pay-To-Pee Program Leaves Multiple Children with Wet Pants

Pee Pants Potty

A third grade teacher in Vancouver, Washington instituted a new bathroom policy in which students must pay to pee. Not surprising, multiple children wet themselves.

Under the new pee policy, third grade students at Mill Plain Elementary could earn fictional money by doing their homework or being nice to others. The play money could later be used to buy things like popcorn, small toys, pointless crap or a bathroom pass.

Like most 8-year-olds would, the children decided their money was better spent on treats than trips to the bathroom. The result? Wet pants.

For some reason, after the first kid wet themselves, the teacher didn’t think “hmm, maybe this pee policy was a bad idea…” and the program continued. The result? Another pair of wet pants.

The two soaking wet students, both girls, told their parents they wet their pants because they hadn’t accumulated enough pretend classroom money to pay for privilege. Cue parental outrage.

“I’m so angry!” one parent told KATU.com, explaining that her daughter wanted to buy popcorn like her friends, and was told she couldn’t use the bathroom if she didn’t want to pay. “When a child has to pay money to use the bathroom…It’s inhumane. That’s a health issue. This is a school. This isn’t a jail. This isn’t a prison. We send our kids to school to learn and to get a good education.”

“What kid is going to spend money to go to the bathroom?” another parent vented. “No child should have to pay to use the restroom. Are you kidding me? That’s absolutely insane.”

The pretend money was designed to teach students about the value of money, but with the alarming high imaginary price of $50 for toilet time, the only lesson is taught students was to hold it in or fight for your right to potty.

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No Bra Means No Cheating in China

No Bra No Cheat

The Chinese have come up with a fool proof plan to crack down on students cheating during university entrance exams: no bras allowed.

Education chiefs in northeast China devised the ‘no bra’ plan to help curb the rampant cheating that occurs during the country’s annual “gaokao”, which I guess would be the Chinese equivalent to the SATs or A-levels but extra competitive because it’s Asian. Nearly 10 million sutdents nationwide will compete for less than 7 million places available at colleges and universities. Word on the street has it that the exam is so difficult that emotional breakdowns and suicides are common in the weeks leading up to exam day. And, of course, many have taken the less honourable path and resorted to cheating.

But not this time cheaters! Schools in Jilin province have outlawed any metal object or item of clothing that sets off detectors being installed outside exam halls – which includes underwire bras. No bras = no cheat! Apparently students have been known to sneak in listening devices or transmitters into the exam room. Before last year’s exam, more than 60,000 electronic devices were seized and more than 1,500 suspects were detained. Keep in mind that about 10 million students write this thing though – so percentage-wise that’s not so bad.

The new regulations were outlined in a letter sent to the students’ parents:

“When students and staff enter the exam venue they will have their clothes, accessories, shoes, hats and any carry-ins strictly checked by professionals and will only be allowed to enter if the equipment does not set off an alarm. Therefore, any article that contains metal and can trigger beeping from the security machines will become obstacles for the candidates.”

What about students with metal fillings or mature students with metal hips? Well, they will be required to produce a doctor’s note. While most parents accepted the stricter rules, one mother complained that, “I just bought my daughter a new bra.” Ummm…. Doesn’t she know that Asian girls don’t even need bras? She was trying to cheat!!

The exams are being held today and tomorrow (June 7-8). Good luck to all the stressed out, overworked Asian students – because if you don’t get top marks your parents will disown you!

Via: The Telegraph

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