Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Resistance is Futile

Education used to be about discourse between teacher and pupil. In some cultures, the pupil becoming the teacher is a hallowed moment. Though it does sound like Alex was being a bit of a brat about it.

3 comments:

bestgrandkidsever said...

Is this for real?

Zachary Pierre said...

That's an example of the teachers that they pay just to sit in the break room because the stupid union won't let the district fire them.

My Physics 106 professor at BYU was almost that worthless. It was his first year, and he didn't get a second.

Derek said...

One of the guys I work with has this exact problem with his ten-year-old. The kid is constantly in trouble because he corrects the teacher on a regular basis (and he's usually right).

His father had similar issues in high school. He refused to take notes in class, and got quite a bit of detention because of it. One day, the Vice Principal had to cover detention and wanted to know why he had been sent there so many times. Robert said he didn't feel the need to take notes, and the VP said "Don't you want to get better grades?"

"But I have the highest grade for that period, and I'm in the top 5% of my class."

Yeah, Robert never got detention again.