Originally posted by Honor93I'm sure i'm not so i'm equally positive i won't be on any 'recipient list' of the email ... what
makes you so superior?
school boards don't send out business related emails for fun.
don't know how i insulted your common sense, you've got to display some before it can be insulted.
Speaking as one who deals with teacher
complaints all the time:
1. School Board is generally county/parish-wide, not state-wide.
2. State Mandates on material do not always detail HOW they want something taught, just that they want it taught.
3. School Boards do not always execute state plans the same from county to county.
4. My mother-in-law has to go back up the "food chain" to fix garbled instructions on new material all the time.
5. Something sent in 1 email, not detailed in implementation, to implement is NOT the general Mode of Operation that most school Boards go through.
So one email about the material does not a point make.
6. They send new material all the time, that they want teachers to review, for future year's lessons. If the teacher only got part of what the
school wanted in the curriculum for next year, and jumped the gun, there's going to be all sorts of fallout.
7. Male teachers, especially when dealing with female students or their mothers, have to walk on eggshells because often the assumption is that they
have too much of an interest in little kids. If they address sexualized behavior in a classroom, they get reprimanded in ways the female teachers
wouldn't. By the general mode of operation, if this is a male teacher, he's going to hang for this.
9. School boards get themselves in trouble
Originally posted by Headband7 Either way I hope homework gets more diverse I don't really get where you're going with your moonshine
analogy. That's a completely different thing, going home to brew monshine and sampling?
1. Moonshine takes long enough to distill that "sampling" it before P.E. is not a directive to go home.
2. Moonshiners don't always make their hooch at home.
3. Having drinking alcohol on campuses goes against the drug free zone laws, so this is pitting something that is illegal against something else that
4. Albeit that 1 is doing the illegal vs. teaching the illegal as acceptable.
Originally posted by Afterthought
It's interesting to read everyone's opinion on this issue and I'm noticing a pattern.
Why does everything have to be black and white -- no, I'm not being racist.
1. People think of the things they fear most.
2. People have filters in place when new information comes in.
3. People who never spend time learning about the "other side" of the argument don't face in their counterpart's point of reference, or walk in
their shoes, so to speak.
4. Most people are far more emotional than they are logical.
5. The ones that are logical still can't spot when their reasoning is grounded on emotional reasons.
6. People think highly of their own opinions.
..this can continue, but it gets really depressing.
I have no problem with Islamic code/law being taught in the schools, but it needs to stay in the history classes and religious studies
electives. Not used as an everyday comparison to show how kids should dress.
And this may have been where this whole thing fell apart from
State to School Board to Teacher. Teachers are encouraged to take the information that is intended for one course and cross it over into another
course, especially for younger students who do not go from teacher to teacher. This is a general expectation they have of teachers. This material
could have been detailed and outlined as to the social studies course that it pertains to: as in "Arab Month" or "Muslim month" or "Black history
Month". I don't care what it's called; it's teaching about alternative cultures, and it has been done for a long time.