Saturday, November 10, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Substitute Teacher's Lessons Enrage Parents - Education News Story - WMAQ | Chicago: "HOUSTON -- Parents in Houston said they were terrified when they found out what a substitute teacher has been teaching their children.

Students at MacGregor Elementary School said the substitute makes them call her 'Sister Jessica' and take notes of her lessons.

'She said she doesn't want to be called 'Miss' because it means mistress and 'Mister' means slave master,' said one of the fifth-graders who did not want to be identified. 'My child does not know what a prostitute is and she shouldn't be learning that at school,' the student's mother said.

The student said that the teacher said she was teaching them about health. 'She said sugar is cocaine, McDonald's should be called 'Crack Donald's' and Burger King should be called 'Murder King' because the hormones in the food will kill you,' the student said.

The mother recalled when her child came home and asked if a hair perm and makeup causes cancer. The fifth-grader said she learned that in school and that the teacher said she did not believe in God."

8 comments:

  1. Whatever happened to substitute teachers completing the course of action left by the teacher they are substuting for?

    In my classroom days, I expected subs to do what I left that was related to my lesson plans.

    I'm with the mom who doesn't want this lady in the classroom at all. Is HISD so hard-up for subs?

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  2. Probably they're that hard up. Sad.

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  3. gomer3:24 PM

    at least she was teaching them something. she's leagues ahead of her union brothers and sisters.

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  4. Jeff Meyerson8:15 AM

    I suggest gomer try standing in front of the classroom before he judges those who do.

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  5. Jeff Meyerson8:15 AM

    I suggest gomer try standing in front of the classroom before he judges those who do.

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  6. As someone who tried and failed to become a teacher (luckily for both me and the generation of students who would have had me as a teacher) I echo Jeff's sentiments - it is nowhere near as people who say "those who can, do; those who can't, teach" think. Good teachers are worth every damned dime they get.

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  7. Including, of course, me. But that woman in Houston sounds like a major loon.

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  8. gomer9:45 PM

    i would only stand in front of a class if i was compelled to do so. like the kids are.

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