Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Moments in Public Education

This sort of thing is why Laurel and I are seriously considering home schooling:
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday.
Silly, silly, silly. This is my favorite part, though:
An educational consultant working with the Johnson family said the teacher was also alarmed when the boy drew Xs for Jesus' eyes.
Now if I was that teacher, I would have assumed the boy drew Xs for eyes because that his how death (or grave injury) is portrayed on Saturday morning cartoons. In this case we are informed that the teacher was alarmed, but no explanation is forthcoming regarding why this is alarming or why a psychological evaluation might be required as a result.


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