“Off to a lesbian wedding.”
Within the past day, I read of two teachers–from opposite ends of the spectrum–who made very foolish moves.
The first is a teacher in the Berkeley, CA. school system who taught a lesson on fiction and non-fiction, writing on the chalkboard under fiction: Harry Potter, The Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus.
Under the non-fiction side, she listed God.
The Berkeley Unified School District is investigating a report that one of its elementary school teachers might have violated the separation of church and state by teaching creationism to her third-grade class, district officials said Tuesday.
Parents of children who attend Jefferson Elementary School told the Planet that Gwen Martin—who joined Jefferson over the summer and has been on personal leave since last week—was discussing the differences between fiction and non-fiction with her students on Aug. 29 when she told them that the only thing they should believe in was God.
Parents said that Martin had listed Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Harry Potter under fiction on the blackboard, which promptly reduced some of the 8-year-olds to tears, after which she made the comment about God.
They said that Martin then said that she didn’t believe in evolution or the Big Bang theory either.
The entire story is here.
Then there is the teacher in the San Francisco, CA. system who took her first-grade students on a field trip to City Hall to celebrate her lesbian wedding.
First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday, but opponents of same-sex marriage in the state say the field trip was an attempt to “indoctrinate” the students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Now I have definite opinions about whether or not Santa Claus is fiction, and about the morality of indulging in lesbian relationships. However, I think teachers in public schools go far past the mark of integrity by subjecting their young students to such indoctrination.
Anyone disagree? Surely not.