Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

MY KID'S TEACHER
My Kid's Teacher | May 4, 2003 | Luis Gonzalez

Posted on 05/04/2003 7:49:47 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez

Just before going to bed tonight, as I kissed my oldest boy good night, he perked up and reminded me of the note his teacher had sent home on Friday. I assured him that I would read it, and tucked him in.

I knew that the note was about the upcoming School Book Fair, he attended his first one last year, and it was a great experience for him. It was the first time he was trusted with money to spend all on his own.

He is a First grader with Third Grade reading skills, I was an avid reader as a kid, and every time I see him sitting with a book on his lap, I feel like I'm walking on air.

I went downstairs and looked for the note, I wanted to see what was expected of him, and how payment for the books would be handled.

I have copied the note word by word below, the note written, and sent home, by the person who is teaching my boy to read and write.

I have left the particulars out for obvious reasons.

I am sending the note to Tallahassee, and asking for this teacher's removal.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic; US: Florida; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: publiceducation; publikedumacashun
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-386 next last
Dear Parents,

May #th, at #:##-#:## is our class day and time to go to the Book Fair on the Media center. If can volunteer to help our class shop that day, it would be greatly appreciated. Please write me a note letting me know whether you will be there to help out.

Our class has ran out of tissue boxes, if possible, please send a box to our class. The colds, coughing, is ongoing in the classroom.

Thanks for all your help and cooperation.

Your Child's Teacher Mrs. #####

1 posted on 05/04/2003 7:49:48 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
This is brilliant, just brilliant. How typical.

Not that I think all teachers are idiots, far from it. There's always a bad one somewhere along the way. This is why public school teachers have a bad name.
2 posted on 05/04/2003 7:51:37 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Winning isn't everything, but losing is nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
What am I missing?
3 posted on 05/04/2003 7:52:13 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Probably the most frightening thing I've read in some time.
4 posted on 05/04/2003 7:55:45 PM PDT by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: William Wallace; Prodigal Daughter; afraidfortherepublic; JohnHuang2; Budge; A Citizen Reporter; ...
I already had a problem with this teacher.

Earlier this year, my son came home and asked for my help with his first school project.

He was to make a figurine of a Black American Hero.

My first suggestion was Green Lantern, but my wife objected.

I asked him whether his teacher had given any suggestions.

Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X.

He turned in a great figurine of Condi Rice.
5 posted on 05/04/2003 7:55:55 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez ("Palm Pilot, a nickname boys used to get when they reached puberty"---Dennis Miller)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thane_Banquo
What am I missing?

Correction...."What IS I missing?"

6 posted on 05/04/2003 7:56:16 PM PDT by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: The Duke
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!
7 posted on 05/04/2003 7:56:59 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez ("Palm Pilot, a nickname boys used to get when they reached puberty"---Dennis Miller)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: The Duke
Bwahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....
8 posted on 05/04/2003 7:57:48 PM PDT by TomServo (Bring Back Illbay!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Unbelievable.
9 posted on 05/04/2003 7:58:09 PM PDT by Hildy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Good grief Luis.... that was written by a teacher??
10 posted on 05/04/2003 7:58:12 PM PDT by RikaStrom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thane_Banquo
What am I missing?

Re-read the note.

11 posted on 05/04/2003 7:58:42 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Your child may be reading at the third-grade level, but the REAL question is....

What GRADE is the teacher reading at?!!!!!!!!

12 posted on 05/04/2003 8:00:14 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Why the hell is she asking you for tissues?
13 posted on 05/04/2003 8:00:18 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Sammy to Frodo: "Get out. Go sleep with one of your whores!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Actually, I've seen worse. (Public AND private schools.)
14 posted on 05/04/2003 8:00:55 PM PDT by truthkeeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RikaStrom
Yes.

Can you believe that?
15 posted on 05/04/2003 8:01:45 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez ("Palm Pilot, a nickname boys used to get when they reached puberty"---Dennis Miller)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Its a Hobson's choice. I would rather have a patriotic American teaching my children than a communist with good grammar. I can tutor grammar, I can't erase communist propaganda from a child's head.
16 posted on 05/04/2003 8:02:06 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
I skipped right over the errata the first time I read it, but... damn, that is pretty messed up.
17 posted on 05/04/2003 8:02:36 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Send the note back corrected, Luis. Could be good for a laugh or two.
18 posted on 05/04/2003 8:02:38 PM PDT by TomServo (Bring Back Illbay!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Jhoffa_
The colds, coughing is ongoing in the classroom...can't you read?

:-)
19 posted on 05/04/2003 8:03:26 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: tuna_battle_slight_return
This " teacher " obviously didn't read books as a child !
20 posted on 05/04/2003 8:03:42 PM PDT by sushiman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
He turned in a great figurine of Condi Rice.

Perhaps that's the problem -- the shock has destroyed her ability to write a coherent sentence...

21 posted on 05/04/2003 8:03:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: pbear8
You must not have young cirren in gubment schools. This is typical.
22 posted on 05/04/2003 8:03:48 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Jhoffa_
asking = aksing.

No need to thank me.

23 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:16 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: hedgetrimmer
Malcolm X as a Black American Hero?
24 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:20 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: tuna_battle_slight_return; Luis Gonzalez

Oh, $hit..

That's verbatim?

25 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:30 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Sammy to Frodo: "Get out. Go sleep with one of your whores!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jhoffa_
Probably because they've run out and rely on donations from parents. My kids attend a public high school - in an exclusive part of town, mind you - and haven't had toilet paper in the restrooms for years...or doors on the stalls.

From speaking with other folks on the Internet, I understand this is not all that uncommon.
Our tax dollars NOT at work.

26 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:48 PM PDT by truthkeeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
I don't see nothing wrong with that note.





;)
27 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:55 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
**He turned in a great figurine of Condi Rice. **

YES!

28 posted on 05/04/2003 8:04:56 PM PDT by homeschool mama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Jhoffa_
Yes.
29 posted on 05/04/2003 8:05:28 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: RedBloodedAmerican
I be gits it nou.
30 posted on 05/04/2003 8:05:48 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Sammy to Frodo: "Get out. Go sleep with one of your whores!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: spodefly
hahahahaha!!!!
31 posted on 05/04/2003 8:05:55 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
class shop

I remember "shop class" but not "class shop". What am I missing?


32 posted on 05/04/2003 8:06:14 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthkeeper
"...or doors on the stalls."

How do the kids sneak a smoke in the bathroom?

33 posted on 05/04/2003 8:07:08 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
My son did a biography of Frederick Douglas and contrasted his philosophy with WBD Dubois (I hope that's correct, it's been a few years.) He got an "A" and his teacher was Black and we were living in Pittsburgh at the time. There is hope, dont' give up all!
34 posted on 05/04/2003 8:07:57 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: tuna_battle_slight_return
Read it again, out loud this time.
35 posted on 05/04/2003 8:08:14 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Good grief Luis, at least I have an excuse for the way I've been writing lately, but this is a college educated person...
36 posted on 05/04/2003 8:08:15 PM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Good luck on getting this teacher removed, I doubt anyone will care.

I've had similar problems with my sons second grade teacher as well as the Socialist indoctrination that is being taught in his school.

He came home with a paper about how if he had a million dollars he would bring world peace and buy homes for all of the homeless because they can't help being homeless blah blah blah.

We've never talked to him about homeless people so I know this all came from his school. I can tell you that we've talked about homeless people since.

They went on a field trip to a local Life and Science museum a couple of weeks ago and I had to send in a permission slip as well as $6 for the trip. There was also a request attached to the permission slip for donations from the parents that could afford it to please send in donations for the parents that either forget or don't care enough to send in the $6 for their own children.

My son took his own $6 and that is all.

I want to put them in private school this fall but am having trouble convincing my husband. Luckily I did get them into a year round school so they will be out of this horrific school that they are in. I'll have to keep working on the private school with my hubby.

MKM

37 posted on 05/04/2003 8:08:24 PM PDT by mykdsmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: annyokie
Was he a first grader at the time?
38 posted on 05/04/2003 8:08:58 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Oh, a little thing like that doesn't stop them. (They can no longer afford hall monitors or the yard duty aides either.)
39 posted on 05/04/2003 8:09:17 PM PDT by truthkeeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
What's worse is this:

My best friend, who happens to be an English teacher at the University of Toledo, does not discourage Ebonics outside of the school. He says, "As long as you're in my class, you're going to write properly; however, if you wish to use Ebonics outside of the classroom, that's fine with me".

What's that sh!t all about?!

I graduated from the University of Toledo in 1995 and am outraged!!!

40 posted on 05/04/2003 8:09:41 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
This is actually mild. Every time I get an email from a teacher, (public or private,) the spelling, grammar and punctuation are atrocious!
41 posted on 05/04/2003 8:10:10 PM PDT by Nea Wood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
You have a real problem with anger and control if you seek to remove a person from her profession simply because you don't like the sentence structure of that little note.


42 posted on 05/04/2003 8:11:35 PM PDT by FirstTomato (Always remember you are unique. Just like everyone else.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
"Read it again, out loud this time."

Ah, ha!!! "Shop" as in -- chi-ching!

43 posted on 05/04/2003 8:11:52 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
I am sending the note to Tallahassee, and asking for this teacher's removal.

She'll probably be promoted to Assistant Principal.

44 posted on 05/04/2003 8:12:10 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Convicted felons for Kerry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nea Wood
This was typed on a computer...the grammar check program should have locked up the operating system with this note!
45 posted on 05/04/2003 8:12:10 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: mykdsmom
Ask your hubby if he'd rather send the kids to a good pediatrician that HE chooses, or have them take pot luck at the industrial clinic down on whatever your skid row street is.

Teachers affect your child's brain and thinking just as the pediatrician affects his bodily health. You wouldn't think of letting anybody but the best doctor look after your kid, would you? :-D

46 posted on 05/04/2003 8:12:57 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: FirstTomato
That person is getting paid to teach proper English sentence structure and grammar to my kid, I am paying her to do it.

Would you keep a cook employed in your house if they couldn't cook?
47 posted on 05/04/2003 8:13:57 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
I be gets it.
48 posted on 05/04/2003 8:14:17 PM PDT by noutopia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rome2000
Damn! You're probably right.
49 posted on 05/04/2003 8:15:05 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Luis Gonzalez
Have you inquired if this person is here legally in this country? It does not seem as someone who has mastery of the English language. On the other hand, it is quite possible that the person is a product of what passes for education in our functionally illiterate educational system.
50 posted on 05/04/2003 8:15:29 PM PDT by Cacique
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-386 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson