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post #1 of 40 Old 01-18-2006, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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My English teacher...do Liberals believe everything that "sounds nice"?

She had us taking notes about a book and said

"I heard from one of my English teacher friends that before WWI there was world peace for the previous ONE HUNDRED Years......could you IMAGINE that? Oh boy, I don't know about you, but I think we can do it! We don't need any more wars!"

Blah blah blah

Now, that isn't what I find ironic. What I find ironic is that the book we were taking notes on was "The Red Badge of Courage" and one of the notes said "The Civil War started in 1860"...which was 50 years prior to WWI. Did I mention she also thought the Confederates wore blue?

Everyone in the class was like....wtf shutup. I named five wars off the top of my head and told her and she's like "Yeah, well, those weren't that big."

Umm....The Civil War? Napoleonic wars? Spanish American war? Indian wars? Crimean war, franco-prussian, Boer, Mexican war, war of 1812....those weren't that big?

I then got a "Yeah, well, my friend knows what she's talking about. Lets move on"

Why are people like this teaching us? By the way, this was an Honor's class.
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post #2 of 40 Old 01-18-2006, 05:31 AM
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ya know, people in america believe that because of our democracy, in schools we don't have a one track mind on what we are teaching, we teach everything...........well what people don't realize is that we are no different when it comes to school than china........the govt controls and regulates everything we learn in school, people don't realize that and i think that people should start to realize it.
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Today I learned that the United States is currently bordered by Great Britain.
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Go over her head and talk to the head of the department and get that professor fired. Get a few other students to go with you. She obviously doesn't know what she's talking about.

Oh, and I'd drop the class. Register for something else.

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She sounds like several teachers I had in high school. The problem is they're bored housewives who become teachers just to have something to do.

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and you're asking an english teacher about history?

Most english teachers I know have failed spectacularly at most other things, and sort of found their job by running out of other choices.

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I teach high school English and History... and I didn't fail my way into this position, by the way,I sought it out...partly because I enjoy it and partly because I enjoy summer vacation. There are a good number of stupid people teaching at my school as well... The problem is that most normal people could never survive on the kind of money we get paid, so they're either as old as dirt and retired from something else, or they're on a mission to spread their wacky views to the children of America. For some reason, they all seem to be on the freak-extreme-liberal side of things.

We're not all like that though. This is probably an old wacky english teacher who honestly doesn't know anything about history, and yet thinks that she can change the future. Please ignore her, and realize that through contact with someone this stupid, you are being prepared for the future. The world is full of people who are at least as stupid as she is. Probably most people are more stupid. You can take this exposure and apply it to everything else you will ever do in your life, because stupid people are everywhere. When you get a teaching credential, you do not suddenly become any smarter or more wise than anyone else, all you get is a captive audience. This is dangerous for people who think they are smart, but aren't. It's irritating to hear teachers who think they know things just because they are a teacher. Take it from me. My only advice is smile and nod, get your grade, and realize that she's just another average American.

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In her defense, however, she was an English teacher - not a History teacher. Everyone sucks at something - although I can't believe the bloodiest war (by percent of pop) in American history doesn't count as a big war.

Looking back at highschool - I definately had a few 'bad' teachers. For every bad one, I had an excellent one, and the rest were about average. It's just like any other job.

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This person sounds like an idiot, but remember for every idiot liberal person there is an idiot conservative person. Don't blame her idiocy on her liberalism, blame it on the school for hiring people that are not qualified. Or maybe blame her mother for doing drugs while she was pregnant

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She is delusional and has no business in a classroom.

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sounds like my honors english teacher from junior and senior years of high school. thinks she is always right and when you point out she is wrong she freaks. one day a buddy of mine made her cry just by arguing with her about something she said that was wrong. wasnt being rude or mean or anything, he was just arguing his point and she got so wound up she started crying.

I was one of the people in class that always would point out her obvious SPELLING errors on VOCABULARY TESTS and things like that (english teacher, she should be able to spell). It was ridiculous. Then after id point it out shed call me to the desk and threaten to have a parent teacher principle conference with me. didnt bother me, as my principle accused me of stealing my own math book out of my own locker so i could sell it on the second day of my senior year of high school. yea my high school was top notch.

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I teach high school English and History... and I didn't fail my way into this position, by the way,I sought it out...partly because I enjoy it and partly because I enjoy summer vacation. There are a good number of stupid people teaching at my school as well... The problem is that most normal people could never survive on the kind of money we get paid, so they're either as old as dirt and retired from something else, or they're on a mission to spread their wacky views to the children of America. For some reason, they all seem to be on the freak-extreme-liberal side of things.

We're not all like that though.
You remind my of my favorite high school teacher. He served in the Air Force before he started teaching senior English. I'm in my second year in college and I consider him a friend, as my comrades and I frequently visit him at his home. One of the coolest guys I know.
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You remind my of my favorite high school teacher. He served in the Air Force before he started teaching senior English. I'm in my second year in college and I consider him a friend, as my comrades and I frequently visit him at his home. One of the coolest guys I know.
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She had us taking notes about a book and said

"I heard from one of my English teacher friends that before WWI there was world peace for the previous ONE HUNDRED Years......
Well....she didn't specify on what planet...

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Teachers are turning into real ******bags lately. When did "teaching" become "preaching"? When did "learning facts" go wayside to "heres my opinion and I'll teach you from that"?

Teachers in this country have become too big for the britches lately, IMHO. To push an agenda, regardless of whose side of the aisle you sit, is BS and shouldn't be allowed. School systems are trying daily to take more and more liberties from children and the families of which they come and it needs to stop. Blurring boundries of what parents should be included in such as counseling, pregnancy and general sex education are all signs of the changes they're trying to make and in some cases, suceeding in. It's only bound to get worse.
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