Thursday, May 20, 2010

Accepting teachings without resistance

I am still digesting my psych report, and not commenting on it.

There is an amusing letter from a teacher that has been circulating the net for a few years. It is described here:
That is the set-up in the letter displayed above, putatively written by a teacher (Adam Hilliker) to the mother of one of his students, notifying the parent that her son (Alex) will be serving one hour's detention for "disregarding authority" and demonstrating a "complete lack of respect for his school." The student's transgression? Having corrected a teacher who insisted to his class that a kilometer was longer than a mile. (In fact, a kilometer is only about 62% of a mile.) Although Mr. Hilliker acknowledges that the student was indeed correct, he maintains that young Alex "would be better off simply accepting my teachings without resistance."
I am inclined to think that no teacher is this stupid, and that the letter is fake. The truly stupid professionals are in other occupations.

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