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plaaaa 369 points ago +370 / -1

"Although he was correct"

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0bama 226 points ago +226 / -0

I think everyone has an experience where they knew something obvious that the teacher didn't. Its because teachers aren't that smart. They are taught about child psychology and making lesson plans, not actual science and math and critical thinking.

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Rob_Belmonte 183 points ago +183 / -0

I still remember my 7th grade biology teacher insisting that "blood is blue inside your body and only turns red when exposed to air, that's why your veins are blue."

What a dumb bitch.

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MAGA_Centurion 72 points ago +73 / -1

That's my favorite meme from my childhood.

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NvJohansson 66 points ago +66 / -0

"I caught a cold because i forgot my scarf and it was chilly"... that urban legend still lives in elderly people.

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Sarthax 25 points ago +26 / -1

Korea: fans used to circulate air chop atoms apart and can lead to asphyxiation and cannot be used for more than a few hours without causing death.

Japan: I went outside in the rain for 30 minutes and now I have a deathly fever that requires a suppository

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slangin_paint 14 points ago +14 / -0

The Korea one is so stupid, just open a window and you can run the fan all day because you have a fresh supply of non chopped up air atoms.

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DocOne 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's not just Korean. I grew up in Boston and heard the same thing about fans and infants. Not so much the "chopped up atoms" part but that you can die if you sleep with a fan directly pointing at you and not oscillating, especially if you were an infant or even an older child 😂😂

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Keiichi81 5 points ago +5 / -0

Korea: fans used to circulate air chop atoms apart and can lead to asphyxiation and cannot be used for more than a few hours without causing death.

I mean, if fans were actually splitting atoms, I think people would know it.

Japan: I went outside in the rain for 30 minutes and now I have a deathly fever that requires a suppository

Or necessitates taking a bath in the house of your childhood best friend so that misunderstandings can happen.

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DocOne 4 points ago +4 / -0

If fans were splitting atoms then I don't think they'd cool you down lol

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jgardner 3 points ago +5 / -2

I married a Korean so I heard that one a lot.

Apparently it gets so hot snd humid in Korea that if you sleep with a fan on you you will die. I don't understand why but I've read a few research reports showing that it is true. In extreme circumstances fans can cause you to overheat.

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DocOne 4 points ago +4 / -0

But...wouldn't the moving air carry heat away? That's literally how sweating works. I guess if the air was completely saturated it could cause problems if you slept for a long time in a sealed box so your sweat couldn't evaporate at all but that seems unlikely. Korea may get hot but it's not convection oven hot which is dry air anyway.

... continue reading thread?
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The_Emperor 0 points ago +1 / -1

Perhaps if you're dehydrated, . No sweat, no evap, fan can warm you.

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Goldlight 1 point ago +1 / -0

wouldn't korea's belief cause an explosion?

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FergieJR 25 points ago +25 / -0

Still more believable than masks working

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Food4thought 9 points ago +9 / -0

We need more "Alexs"(from the OP) and less Karens.

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BathouseBarry 11 points ago +11 / -0

Well... duh.. your neck gets cold from the air and gives you a cold!

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LadyOfLorien 11 points ago +11 / -0

I hate to be "that guy" (oh, who am I kidding, I love being "that guy." Tremble at my profound knowledge of pedantic minutia) but a 2015 Yale study found that chilly noses are actually perfect breeding grounds for rhinoviruses, and that keeping your schnoz warm inhibits viral replication.

https://www.pnas.org/content/112/3/827

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NvJohansson 11 points ago +11 / -0

Cold air makes your nose run and sneezing helps with the propagation, but only if you have a cold to start with. Eskimos who live in remote villages never get cold because no one has one to give it to them and infect The Village even if their noses are always running and they're always wiping it. If you lived alone on an island, no matter how cold it got, you would never get a cold.

And remember, Yale also said to stay indoors and wear a mask...

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BornAgain_American1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Romania: Don't drink ice water in the winter or you'll get sick

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namenottaken 27 points ago +27 / -0

I remember when my 5th grade teacher insisted that a 6 mi by 6 mi square was 6 square miles and got mad at me when I said it wasn't.

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TaxDollarsHardAtWork 27 points ago +27 / -0

They still teach that bullcrap!

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Daemoness 14 points ago +14 / -0

Mine are relatively minor : Declaring that colts are "boy horses" and foals are "girl horses" (fillies are young female horses ; foals are baby horses in general) , and then the one who said that Tchiakovsky wrote War and Peace (written by Leo Tolstoy ; Tchiakovsky was a music composer ). There were other instances, but those are the two that stand out. This was in Elementary school ETA : In the 1970s.

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plaaaa 14 points ago +15 / -1

But that's stupidity. The teacher in this letter knew they were messing up & then threw a fit when a student had the SHEER GAL to correct xim.

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mnguy12000 12 points ago +12 / -0

then spent half the letter explaining the argument and then ended it he was right but still...

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NewVoatAccountName 8 points ago +8 / -0

Simplest responses to blow her mind: "So why are arteries red? Why are blood boils red? Why is bloody meat red? Why is the heart red?"

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FergieJR 3 points ago +3 / -0

Everyone believed that for so long and it's teachers like yours that kept it going for so long.

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flyover_deplorable 1 point ago +1 / -0

Holy shit, did we go to school together? No joke. I was told that it was due to the air interacting with the blood that makes it red.

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Goldlight 1 point ago +1 / -0

My elementary school teacher said that...

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Qwikphaze 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wait? That’s not true? Fuck!

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MaxineWaters4Prez 1 point ago +1 / -0

Except your veins carry deoxygenated blood. So she was double dumb.

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glasses2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had a similar argument in elementary school during a science subject. Glass full of water with ice. The teacher insisted that the water would overflow from the glass once the ice melted.

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RaymondBPanelli 71 points ago +72 / -1

As Norm MacDonald would say, "to be a 2nd grade teacher you only need a 3rd grade education."

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FreeBased1 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm Not Norm

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RaymondBPanelli 7 points ago +7 / -0

I love that channel

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VonTrappenstein 6 points ago +6 / -0

I'm Not Norm keeps me laughing all week when a video posts. If you want a guy that literally "DOES NOT GIVE A SHIT" it's Norm MacDonald.

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PikeyCaravan 3 points ago +3 / -0

ESPY Norm is the best Norm

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BigPanda71 6 points ago +6 / -0

My favorite part is Norm talking about Charles Woodson winning the Heisman and how they can’t take that away from you, “unless you kill your wife and a waiter.”

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bovineblitz 67 points ago +67 / -0

In kindergarten we had to color things in with red if they began with M. I colored in a picture of meat. The teacher insisted that I got it wrong because it's not meat, it's ham.

Even as a 5 year old I didn't accept that bullshit.

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Rob_Belmonte 44 points ago +44 / -0

Wait, Ham isn't meat? HELL! This is going to change my local Catholic Church's entire fish fry this Lent!

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MAGA_Fuckhead 7 points ago +7 / -0

"Theyre not animals, theyre MAMMALS!" ..and.. "It's not an animal it's an insect"

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DemElectionFraud2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is almost as hillarious as it is sad, that a teacher felt the need to demerit a five-year-old based off of a made-up technicality.

"That's not a picture of a car, it's a picture of a Saab, that doesnt start with the letter C!"

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GibDer59 34 points ago +34 / -0

Mine was in 4th grade where a teacher insisted that Central America didn't exist. Like I had just made it up.

I understood it wasn't a continent but she insisted that the term 'central America' didn't exist.

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the-new-style 14 points ago +15 / -1

She was probably thinking of Nebraska

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flyover_deplorable 4 points ago +4 / -0

HEY NOW!!!

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the-new-style 1 point ago +2 / -1

I was insulting the teacher, not the most central of the states of America.

I would love to live in any of them.

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BlackPillBot 18 points ago +20 / -2

‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’

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PeoplePerson 19 points ago +19 / -0

Those who cant teach work for the government.

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BlackPillBot 4 points ago +4 / -0

🤣 you should change it to show up occasionally and pretend to work for the government.

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NYC_4_Trump 3 points ago +3 / -0

Those who can’t teach, teach gym

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LazySusan 15 points ago +15 / -0

I was so angry in 4th grade when my teacher told our class that bamboo ONLY grew in China. I raised my hand and told everyone that my family went to Florida and I had seen bamboo growing there. Yes, it's an invasive species, but it does grow there! She told me that what I had seen with my own eyes was wrong. I even confirmed with my mom that night, who assured me that teachers can be wrong sometimes.

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Thep1mp 12 points ago +12 / -0

I had a British man visiting my home who insisted bamboo didn’t grow in South Carolina. I have a large thicket in my property. After I showed him he just called me a “cheeky bastard” and changed the subject.

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BidensHairyLegs 6 points ago +6 / -0

As a Brit, I love this story 😂

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djmarcone 3 points ago +3 / -0

how do you keep it from spreading uncontrollably?

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MAGA_Fuckhead 1 point ago +1 / -0

I love the sound of Brits speaking, but detest the content of their speech

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chloebanana 3 points ago +3 / -0

I literally have bamboo in my Washington State backyard 😂

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Averon 14 points ago +14 / -0

I had a Texas History teacher in college that said that if we didn't have iron in our blood for the Earth's magnetic field to hold onto we'd fly off into space. The sad part is, there was a student that though she learned an awesome new fact.

That same teacher also said nuclear bombs don't explode but instead implode and causes a vacuum that sucks everything into them. By implode and sucked in, he didn't mean there was a shaped charge directed inward to the nuclear core to compress it to critical mass or the massive updraft after the explosion is over, no, he was talking like some kind of black hole is formed or something.

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ellen_pao 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Russia is a tiny country" for me

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acebrg 1 point ago +2 / -1

Exactly. If they actually learned science, math and critical thinking, they wouldn't be a teacher!

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MAGA_MEME 2 points ago +2 / -0

Science teacher: the earth's atmosphere is 69% nitrogen

Me: that's where you're wrong, it's roughly 79%. I know because I'm a master of 69.

It was worth it.

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FredWinston2.0 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah i was in 9th science class and the teacher said that a monkeys hands weren’t fully developed. Im guessing he believes in evolution but i told him a monkeys hands were as developed as they were going to get. I got kicked out of class for causing a disturbance.

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physicscat -1 points ago +1 / -2

Some teachers. I never took a class in child psychology. I took five ed classes. Everything else was core.

So let's not lump all teachers together.

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Shakakka99 51 points ago +52 / -1

"he would be better off simply accepting my teachings"

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1in1024th 33 points ago +33 / -0

upon receiving a letter like that, I would take my kid out for ice cream and talk about the value of detecting bullshit in adulthood

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disgruntled_patriot 21 points ago +22 / -1

The sky is green.

SAY IT!

The SKY is GREEN!

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Fourtyandfourtyfive 25 points ago +25 / -0

“THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!!!”

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sunwolf87 10 points ago +12 / -2

Love Star Trek. Patrick Steward is an acting genius.

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FreeBased1 16 points ago +16 / -0

Too bad he's a flaming loony lefty in real life. Otherwise, he is my favorite Enterprise Captain.

(And by "flaming" I mean flaming; also like "retarded", as in: You're fucking retarded, you dumb flaming liberal")

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ovitz 8 points ago +8 / -0

Yeah did he ever get that US citizenship that he promised to do in 2016 so he could vote against Trump this year? I’m guessing not.

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Redheadgrrl 2 points ago +2 / -0

His episode of Frasier is hilarious.

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MaxineWaters4Prez 1 point ago +1 / -0

And a cuck

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IllKissYourBoobies 2 points ago +2 / -0

2+2=4!!!

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sunwolf87 8 points ago +10 / -2

The pen is blue! THE GODDAMN PEN IS BLUE!!!

Btw it was not my intention to take God's name in vain, it was simply what Jim Carrey said in the movie Liar Liar. I love that movie but I'm also a Christian, I don't encourage that in any way. No judgement here though, I respect people's freedoms :D

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FreeBased1 -1 points ago +6 / -7

Oh, so you're the one guy who likes Jim Carrey and thinks he's funny?

When he was popular back in the... 90s? I remember my friends going crazy about him. Doing his impressions.. "Spank you very much!"

Even back then, he was not funny.

Sorry, truth hurts.

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sunwolf87 8 points ago +8 / -0

I get your response...it's just WAY out of context with regards to your comment and my response. If you were trying to insult me with your obvious non-sequitur then you'll be disappointed. You're entitled to your opinion and have the right to share it, and I have the right to disagree with you and regard your response as rude and passive-aggressive while believing you're probably a stand-up person who simply chose to respond with a lack of tact.

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Have a nice day.

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NYC_4_Trump 4 points ago +5 / -1

His movies from the 90s are still funny.

Everything he did after the year 2000 is steaming garbage.

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Airvh 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hey, you wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

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tsacian 18 points ago +18 / -0

She now works as a fact checker.

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sunwolf87 -14 points ago +3 / -17

Well think of it this way...as a parent or a manager would you put up with your children or employees openly defying you in this way, even IF they were right?

This letter was poorly worded, but I understood what it was SUPPOSED to say. It's not at all about the teacher feeling defied or anything like that, the real lesson that CLEARLY went over the teacher's head to teach is that it's almost always better to be diplomatic than openly defiant.

Case in point: Half of you guys keep saying "Wait until the election is over THEN we can start defying their tyranny" while the other half has had enough and is saying fuck that we're not having their shit anymore. What are we teaching our children with this, other than to embrace cognitive dissonance as fact? We're either gonna defy this shit or we're not, THERE'S NOT IN-BETWEEN! YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!!! On the one hand you're saying enough of the tyranny and enough with these teachers twisting the minds of our children, while saying to act with our votes and to wait until the election to do something about it. I say be diplomatic and act NOW, redpill as many as you can, but don't be afraid to defend yourself if one of these fuckers becomes a threat to you. Act within the bounds of law and reason of course, but if they try to carjack you or something then deadly force is authorized. You were in fear of your life.

And this child, even if he was right, openly defied authority. Much better to talk to the teacher AFTER the fact in private, THEN if the teacher insists on indoctrinating THEN you engage in open defiance. Diplomacy first people.

THIS is what we SHOULD be teaching our children.

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lilree 15 points ago +15 / -0

Nah you're a bootlicking fag.

The kid DID leverage diplomacy first by simply denying the teacher's claim that 1km > 1mi. Only after the teacher tried to invoke authority to FORCE acceptance of the lie did the child openly rebel and call upon the class.

It is American to resist unreasonable authority. That kid is an American.

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mnguy12000 12 points ago +12 / -0

Hell NO. Kid was right, but as the letter said it happened "numerous times", so screw the teacher. Most take that and say OMG your right! But not this dipshit, he doubled down and INSISTED that he was right. Sorry examples like this perfectly illustrate a legitimate case of calling someone out.

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GreatHumungous 3 points ago +3 / -0

Old lefty witch got embarrassed!

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RyanUpCreek 2 points ago +2 / -0

If someone sees another doing something incorrect on the construction site it is encouraged that they correct whoever it may be because it can cost someone their life if something goes wrong. That teacher is a fucking idiot on a power trip. I would had to have set up a meeting with that teacher over that petty shit he was blowing out of proportion.

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BasedCEO 2 points ago +2 / -0

Happened to me several times in High School.

Biology Teacher claimed Costa Rica was a country in South America, I told her she was wrong. Fat bitch was pissed and gave me detention. I never went.

Spanish Teacher claimed Jamaica was not an island. She was super hot and accepted she was wrong.

History teacher did not know the State of New York bordered two Great Lakes. She dumbfounded at first, than accepted I was correct.

Pre-Calc Teacher was convinces that Bermuda was in the Caribbean. I proved him wrong on map. He was super chill, gave me extra points.

I pointed out to my AP US History teacher that our lesson book flipped the colors of the Democrat and Republican Party in the 60’s to what they are today. He was based at the time and then went on to lecture to the entire class that the party switch never happened. Unfortunately, he suffers from TDS now. This was 10+ years ago.

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bill_the_butcher 161 points ago +162 / -1

Teachers are tax funded babysitters so parents can do real jobs.

Change my mind

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Dr_Derpology 70 points ago +70 / -0

Thank you...finally somebody gets it.

I don't know what the solution is...but we have an enormous issue here.

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militarysnoopy 49 points ago +49 / -0

Private school.

That was the solution for my kid, at least. Thanks to Cuomo pushing schools to be part-time, the cost of childcare was only $50/month less than tuition to a private school where I am. Plus you factor in that they'll probably be 100% remote for half the year since class sizes are 35/room, and chances are that someone will test positive throughout the year.

My kid's private school class? 8. Good luck finding child care at a moment's notice, public school kids' parents.

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Jubal777 6 points ago +6 / -0

It depends on where you're at. Here in Eastern NC it's not too bad bc a lot of small businesses are getting really creative. My kid's karate dojo hired a retired teacher and another lady that stepped away from being a full-time teacher to raise her grandson after her daughter died. Both are really good people. The kids basically go to karate camp all day. The teachers are on site and make sure the kids are in their state mandated BS on time and complete their HW. They tutor the kids individually when they need help. You'd be surprised how effectively you can motivate a kid to get his work done when weapons training is on the line. My kid aced his first couple of tests, which was a small surprise (he has some developmental issues due to a brain surgery when he was a toddler). Frankly, I don't care if they ever go back, my kids are doing way way better without all the social BS of public school. The only thing I don't love is paying for the same product twice.

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FreeBased1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Our kids now attend a private Christian school. Private school was something we talked about before we even HAD kids, but we just assumed it was expensive and never pursued it.

Well, thanks to the ChynaVirus, we looked into it! Thanks, loony lefties! Thanks, democrats! Thanks, teachers' unions!

We'll spend a little bit more money (compared to full time care) to keep our kids from wearing masks all day, sitting at a desk surrounded by plexiglass. Fuck that.

We no longer need your bullshit policies and lowest-common-denominator teaching.

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militarysnoopy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Waiting for trump to hear these stories and introduce a federal school choice program giving tax cuts to people who don't use the public schools.

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MAGApie 25 points ago +25 / -0

How about mother's raise them themselves? Just a thot.

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Pepedom 21 points ago +21 / -0

Just a thot

Amazing... i know it was a mistake but amazing nonetheless

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DaesDaemar 8 points ago +8 / -0

School vouchers. Let the parents pick which school their kids go to, and let the competition begin. It also solves the issue of perpetuated generational inner-city nonsense.

Secondly, bust up teachers unions that cross county lines.

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littlebridges 2 points ago +2 / -0

These 2 actions would solve much!

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amopheldupsidedown 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bust up teacher's unions that spread through more than a fifth of the faculty.

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DaesDaemar 1 point ago +1 / -0

a fifth of one school's faculty? Not sure how that would even be effective. Perhaps that's the point, to completely remove them?

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amopheldupsidedown 1 point ago +1 / -0

Either go away or be competitively better than other unions

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spaceport-terra 6 points ago +14 / -8 (edited)

Solution is:

Repeal the 19th.

Decriminalize pot (or whatever the drug of choice is for poor people, dad's are no good sitting in a jail cell)

Teach the 10 commandments

Reduce welfare for single mothers

100% paternity test on all newborn babies

Encourage Marriage

Fund mental institutions

Ban abortions

Stigmatized women working outside of the home.

MAKE PATRIARCHY GREAT AGAIN!

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The_Peter 11 points ago +11 / -0

Patriarchy can't be that bad if the UN hates it.

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brokemyknife 9 points ago +9 / -0

I'd be very interested in seeing what happens socially if we had a 100% guaranteed paternity test for every birth. If we could make welfare a strictly short-term program that would be amazing.

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spaceport-terra 2 points ago +2 / -0

wouldn't though?...lol

/If ran on this platform, I don't think I would get the Karen vote.

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BeefyBelisarius 2 points ago +2 / -0

On top of all that, how about an end to no-fault divorce?

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Anonyman 3 points ago +3 / -0

There are government schools receiving $30,000 per child.

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HillarysMingy 22 points ago +22 / -0

"Teachers are 'overpaid' tax funded babysitters..." FTFY

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kekNation 17 points ago +17 / -0

They used to be. Now they are often communist shills who went into teaching so that they could make a difference in the world by under-minding capitalism.

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sunwolf87 5 points ago +5 / -0

'undermining'

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kekNation 3 points ago +3 / -0

That’s what I typed and it auto corrected me so I didn’t argue with it but Swype is a typo generating machine.

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the_mcgee 8 points ago +8 / -0

exactly. They’re just a way to increase cost of living.

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CommieCucker 7 points ago +7 / -0

Without schools, we would have gangs of children running through the streets, rioting and assaulting and burning down busin---wait a second.

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Ligersrule1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Always has been that way...🔫

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Throwaway_Test 3 points ago +3 / -0

Truth!

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lifeisahologram 3 points ago +3 / -0

Have you heard Norm's standup where he talks about the arrogance of teachers who think they are saviors / heroes to humanity? There is a clip on Youtube where he was actually heckled in the crowed by a teacher who called him a retard, pretty epic how he responds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAg9M-O9wGo

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Snarfbot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol wow Norm McDonald is the funniest man alive. He destroyed that woman, if she was capable of introspection she would be rethinking her entire life.

But im sure she just went on social media saying how his show sucked or something. Lol

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Daemoness 3 points ago +3 / -0

Look up Prussian sytem of education ; it's worse than that.

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Jabblemonkey1 98 points ago +98 / -0

I got into trouble in 2nd grade for contradicting a teacher who insisted that the Earth was the closest planet to the Sun.

Public education in our country is 99.99999% shit.

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phibetared 54 points ago +54 / -0

My science teacher said "Some day we'll land a spaceship on Mars". We already had.

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powershellder 30 points ago +30 / -0

My science teacher said we would never have touch screen computers. In the year 2000.

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the-new-style 15 points ago +16 / -1

Writes that down on Palm Pilot.

I loved that thing

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powershellder 7 points ago +7 / -0

He actually said that the touch screen computers at the time were “different because they just had pre-set touch zones and there will never be a full touchscreen computer”.

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NewVoatAccountName 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wonder how they feel about almost every store these days using at least a touch screen pinpad, if not full touch screen displays for the cashier and/or customer at the register...

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amopheldupsidedown 2 points ago +2 / -0

I despise touchscreens for the cashier. Hard keys are so much faster

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NewVoatAccountName 1 point ago +1 / -0

In my experience, most places that have a touch screen also have a keyboard, or, if you're dealing with a "Self Checkout" lane, they at least have multiple open USB slots to plug a keyboard into. It's a rare thing indeed for a company to make the upgrade to touch screens but skimp on a keyboard for the registers...

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bejeavis 39 points ago +39 / -0

I got detention in 1st grade because the PE teacher heard me call a girl a 'sexy pig'. I actually called her a sexist pig in response to her saying girls rule boys drool during boys vs girls volleyball. When I told the assistant principal my perspective it was rejected because a 1st grader wouldn't know what a sexist is and calling someone a sexy pig apparently makes more sense. They actually told me I didn't know what a sexist was, even though I was absorbing Limbaugh on the daily riding in the car with my parents. I don't think pointing that out would have helped my case though. Public education folks.

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djmarcone 3 points ago +3 / -0

my kids had a science teacher insist the sun does not rotate.

sigh.

Homeschooling now.

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Reeeeeee 95 points ago +95 / -0

Alex is a smart motherfucker to challenge it

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TripleBlack 36 points ago +37 / -1

If Alex was my kid, he would get a Super Nintendo, a Pizza Hut party, and a t-shirt that says "my teacher is a moron" with the last paragraph printed on the back to wear to during detention.

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MikesBigJockstrap 31 points ago +31 / -0

My child would not be serving detention under these circumstances. I'd tell the principal and teachers to fuck off, and if they pushed further, I'd contact the administrator or school board.

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NewVoatAccountName 11 points ago +11 / -0

Yeah, at that point, instead of serving detention, you come pick him up from school and take him to whatever fun place he wants to go.

Rinse and repeat until the teachers stop trying to punish your kid for being smarter than they are.

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prayinpede 2 points ago +3 / -1

Or worse tell them you cant pick them up until 9pm. Teacher has to stay

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PB_Mack 63 points ago +63 / -0

I could not imagine my parents standing up for that in the 80s

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MikesBigJockstrap 34 points ago +34 / -0

My parents didn't stand teachers' bullshit in the late 90s. There was this one authoritarian bitch who constantly picked on me for no reason. One day I threw a piece of paper in the trashcan that was 2 ft away from my desk. She wrote me up for disturbing the class because I didn't get up and drop it in the can (which would've been a bigger 'class disturbance') and my parents let her and the VP have it.

After that, my parents talked to the principal to get me moved classes and the principal refused to cooperate, even after further teacher bullying. My parents contacted the superintendent and he showed up unannounced at a meeting my parents were having with the principal, flanked by our lawyer. I was moved classes the next day and enjoyed the rest of my school year.

A lot of teachers are authoritarian assholes who think any position that gives them a modicum of power makes them absolute rulers.

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1in1024th 15 points ago +15 / -0

My parents contacted the superintendent and he showed up unannounced at a meeting my parents were having with the principal, flanked by our lawyer.

Don't mind me, I'm just taking notes

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NewVoatAccountName 9 points ago +9 / -0

That teacher/principal sound like the professor/dean that I had in college. The "professor" was a diversity hire who couldn't teach code for shit, but was still regularly put in charge of big Comp Sci classes at the last second (often for mandatory subjects that students couldn't skip or get an alternative for).

After two semesters of worthless "teaching", my parents spoke to the department dean about her. The dean's response? "She's not getting as many complaints as she used to."

On an unrelated sidenote, the University of Central Florida's Comp Sci and Math departments are much worse than advertised...

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Supersoakerjones 6 points ago +6 / -0

Reddit moderators lol

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prayinpede 4 points ago +4 / -0

Studies show female teachers arebiased towards male students particularly with grading

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buildUSgreatagain 2 points ago +2 / -0

biased against*

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YUUUUGETURDS 62 points ago +62 / -0

Lord help the teacher who sends that shit home to me.

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MikesBigJockstrap 7 points ago +8 / -1

Absolutely! Unless my child gets in a fight, curses out a teacher or staff, vandalizes school property, or is refusing to do school work - don't contact me and waste my time because you're going to piss me off.

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YUUUUGETURDS 4 points ago +4 / -0

With something like this I would go scorched earth. The local news and superintendent would be aware of this little note AFTER I confronted said teacher.

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LunaFan 59 points ago +59 / -0

I'll never forget this old reddit thread where a guy was recounting an occurrence in his elementary school class where his teacher was saying that the sun comes out in the daytime and the moon at night. Several students spoke up and said that the moon was visible during the day also. The teacher was adamant and insisted that you can only see the moon at night. Then a kid who was seated near a window called out "Yo teach, there go the moon right there."

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HumbleMemeFarmer 30 points ago +30 / -0

Username checks out.

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NewVoatAccountName 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's not that it never receives light, it's just that the moon's rotation has slowed down to match its orbital period, so we'll never see it FROM EARTH.

If we actually went outside of the Moon's orbital range and looked back, we could see both sides given enough time.

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Daemoness 6 points ago +6 / -0

They actually call a moon visible during the day a "children's moon", because it's the only moon children usually get to see.

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americafirst1337 41 points ago +41 / -0

I had an English teacher who once told our class that women make 71 cents for each dollar that men make and that it was an indisputable fact. The vast majority of teachers are leftists who aren’t very bright and want to use their power to indoctrinate the programmable minds of children.

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TheImpossible1 20 points ago +20 / -0

Female teacher? I swear only women believe that crap.

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americafirst1337 12 points ago +12 / -0

Yeah it was a female teacher. Imagine actually thinking that, all else equal, you get paid less than your male counterpart.

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1in1024th 9 points ago +9 / -0

then where are the businesses that only employ women and make 29% more profit (neglecting non-payroll overhead)?

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TheImpossible1 6 points ago +6 / -0

I don't think they actually believe it. They just know that if they somehow win that argument, they'll get paid more than men do.

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Analmanlebron 1 point ago +1 / -0

If wahman believe that women consistently make less than men, then how come it is so hard for them to find a man to date who makes more money than them?

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 2 points ago +2 / -0

"islam is right about women."

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NewVoatAccountName 14 points ago +14 / -0

Easiest way to disprove that: If women were EXACTLY as knowledgeable/efficient/hardworking/loyal/reliable as men but were all paid 71 cents for each dollar, then NO COMPANY would EVER hire a man until EVERY SINGLE WOMAN had either been hired or taken themselves off the job market.

Why pay nearly 30% more per worker for no additional benefit?

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buildUSgreatagain 7 points ago +7 / -0

because CEOs hate women more than they love money, obviously.

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Analmanlebron 2 points ago +2 / -0

These women who believe the wage gap are the same women who lament about not being able to find a man to date/marry that makes more money than them. If only they saw the irony.

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NewVoatAccountName 2 points ago +2 / -0

Even many of the women who are top-class business executives, with 6- or 7-figure salaries, big penthouses/houses/mansions, and expensive cars, still largely desire men who are older than them and make more money than them, only to get depressed and complain when they can't find anyone who meets their standards.

A better path for women would be to marry young, raise a family, stay at home with the kids until they are old enough to not need babysitters, and THEN go back to school or re-enter the job market. You'll lose ~10 years of education/employment compared to people who jump straight in, but you'll have a family that cares for you, a decade of real-world experience in things that are truly essential (micro-economics from balancing the budget, financial planning from saving for vacations, personnel management from keeping your kids in line and raising them into well-rounded adults, charisma and public speaking from being active in your kids' lives and attending things like PTA meetings, etc.), and a minimal net loss of salary by the time you're ready to retire with your spouse.

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MAGA_Centurion 40 points ago +40 / -0

I once had an exam where you listed in order the organs food comes into contact with as it goes through your body.

With the way it was graded, organ X had to be number 1 on the list, and organ Y had to be number 2 on the list, etc etc. So as soon as you missed an organ, the rest of the list was out of sync and everything after would be wrong.

I got a zero on this because I didn't list "mouth." (And everything else after was wrong since mouth would then be the first thing on the list and by missing it, the list is out of sync.)

Mouths aren't organs.

I was originally told to go argue with the wall since I'm there to learn, not teach.

"Educators" are glorified web searches.

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NewVoatAccountName 2 points ago +2 / -0

The mouth is a bunch of teeth (similar material to fingernails) surrounded by muscles and nerves (similar to the layers just below your skin), with the tongue (a bigger muscle with taste buds as well as nerves) helping to guide everything along.

Without our lips to seal it shut, our mouths wouldn't even be able to seal themselves off from the elements.

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MaxineWaters4Prez 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lips are first... Check mate.

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swimminginthoughts 31 points ago +31 / -0

Where is Alex today?

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NdNcenti 59 points ago +59 / -0

He runs InfoWars!

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freewillsetstruth 46 points ago +46 / -0

Although he was correct about the frogs, his actions show a blatant disregard for authority!

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DemsSuck 15 points ago +15 / -0

Have my updoot! Do we have proof of goblins?

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the-new-style 8 points ago +9 / -1 (edited)

Gay frogs is real, for anyone who doubts it.

https://thedonald.win/p/GvFlakgV/x/c/15Jn1tgsZU

Tyrone Hayes was a guest on InfoWars talking about his frog research on Atrazine at Berkeley.

Sygenta tried to intimidate him into withdrawing his papers.

Here he is talking on Democracy Now (I couldn't find the InfoWars clip)

https://ok.ru/video/665299978861

Hilariously, David Hogg - yes that one is carrying water for Monsanto on this Gun control fascist youth front man David Hogg sides with MONSANTO, falsely claims atrazine herbicide doesn’t interfere with hormones - that was a new on on me today while I was trying to find the InfoWars clip.

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 1 point ago +1 / -0

At 2020electioncenter.com

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JpnEUP6y 30 points ago +30 / -0

Why can’t they figure out that Alex might should be corrected in HOW he spoke to the teacher (you can still insist on courtesy and politeness), that right is right and wrong is wrong.

Sigh.

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NewVoatAccountName 12 points ago +12 / -0

If a teacher is telling my kid "you're right, but I don't want you ever correcting me again", I'm going to take that as a challenge and tell my kid that I'll reward him every single time he (accurately) corrects the teacher.

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Triumpant 7 points ago +7 / -0

Stupids gonna stoop.

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 2 points ago +2 / -0

To find the measure of a ma'am, give them power and see what they do with it.

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bluntedaffect 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had a classmate named Marrio, and exactly this thing happened to him.

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ShillHunter 26 points ago +26 / -0

Thank God you got out of that school system.

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remindmelater 26 points ago +26 / -0

The teachers attitude is widely prevalent today......try telling a liberal something they don't already know and they blow up at you and call you a liar.....I guess they view themselves as the ultimate purveyors of truth and their mind can't accept that other people can know important things too...

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leonfire99 25 points ago +25 / -0

The kid was there to learn. The teacher was there to control.

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orange_dit 21 points ago +21 / -0

Teachers now: I'm giving your son an assignment about queer dance theory, because your son laughed when I told the class that some women have a penis. Laughing is forbidden in my class as it makes depressed kids feel more depressed. In my class all kids should be equally depressed.

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thepilotofmoya 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you can't lift everyone up, tear the rest down.

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DiscoverAFire 12 points ago +12 / -0

....is it a nice ass?

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 3 points ago +3 / -0

Trust but verify

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thepilotofmoya -2 points ago +2 / -4

Stop wearing stretch pants in public around teenage boys and that wouldn't happen.

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PeoplePerson 14 points ago +15 / -1

Had a math teacher that was teaching us the FOIL method. Had a test on it was the first one done. I didnt show my work so she put a 0 on it and told me to go to the office for cheating. I said I'm the first one done how did I cheat? She said you didnt show your work and I cant do that math in my head. I said well you cant because you're not as smart as me. She lost her mind. Took me to the principal's office and wrote this problem that was 10 times harder than what we were doing on his board and told me to do it in my head. I did and told her the answer. She started working it out and walked out when she realized I was right. Most teachers are scum of the earth. Out of all the teachers I've ever had there were only 3 that ever taught me shit.

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sunwolf87 -5 points ago +2 / -7

The proper way is to take points off for not showing work, but still give the opportunity to pass. The point of showing your work in math is not to prove you didn't cheat, but to prove you have command of the algorithms required to solve equations AT EVERY STEP.

Now I agree her methods were excessive, but who's REALLY in the wrong here? Her for overreacting? Or you for refusing to show your mastery of the subject?

Let's think about it this way: If you're applying at my company for a job, and you say you have typing skills, the first thing I'm gonna do is assess your skills with a typing test. You refuse the assessment, and I refuse to hire you because I can't verify your skill at typing. You just lost out on a job opportunity because you didn't want to show your work. I had a friend who was a game dev and couldn't land interviews because she didn't know the vernacular of what she did for a living, and so couldn't pass assessments asking her to think about problem solving without the actual problem in front of her; she said she 'couldn't do it', but I believe it is a skill that can be learned because I'M THE EXACT SAME WAY. Once I learned to think conceptually I became WAY better at solving problems.

See where I'm headed with this? It's a lesson to children to show work, and it translates DIRECTLY into the adult world. If we were teaching our children this important but critical lesson, it'd make WAY more sense.

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PeoplePerson 3 points ago +3 / -0

She knew exactly what she was doing and she knew the reaction she was gonna get out of me so I satisfied her. She was a cunt so I was a dick. Do two wrongs make a right. Probably not. But I'm also not gonna let anyone shit on me whether it's a teacher or employer. See why I did what I did?

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RiverFenix 3 points ago +3 / -0

You sound like me.

I got kicked out of 20th century history because I felt like the teacher was a dolt who honestly knew less than I did at that point in my life.

She spent a week on the industrial revolution and skipped over WW1 and WW2 in like one day. Wanted to focus on women's issues if I recall.

I failed 20th century history. Because the teacher didn't like my attitude not because I didn't know the subject material.

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PeoplePerson 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had an art teacher tell my mom that I didnt pass her class but she never wanted to see my face again so she passed me anyways. I was in 7th grade. Could you imagine being so soft that a 7th grader did that shit to you.

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RiverFenix 4 points ago +4 / -0

Her therapist definitely knows your name

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RiverFenix 1 point ago +1 / -0

BEDMAS

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Tracecode 2 points ago +2 / -0

School punishes the smart and rewards the rule followers.

If you show up and punch the cards in most modern universities you will get a B minimum.

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Rerun1Central 14 points ago +15 / -1

Dr Fauci esque

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WhereForArt 12 points ago +13 / -1

And now they can take your child from you and sell them to a pedophile for not abusing your child into submission to their authority. 1984 failed to highlight the true evils behind a socialist state. It’s time we write 2020, the story of a true 1984

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SJBHamilton 9 points ago +9 / -0

While the teachers in the private Catholic school system I was in were more educated (my high school math teachers in particular were first rate), there were still a lot of petty tyrants and control freaks.

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 1 point ago +1 / -0

They're drawn to where they can have control over others, like how pedos are drawn to places with kids.

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Bilabrin 8 points ago +8 / -0

This happened to me in 4th grade. My dad came to pick me up from school because I argued with the teacher and I was right. That bitch hated me. I was 9, she was 49.

I can't even imagine how small a person you'd have to be to have a 9 year old as an enemy.

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RolandDelacroix 8 points ago +8 / -0

My kids get a note like this and we're going to the amusement park that weekend.

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slimcoat 8 points ago +8 / -0

This is amazing, I had the EXACT same argument with my teacher in 5th grade. You know what it taught me? Not to have confidence in myself.

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KarpLykov 8 points ago +9 / -1

No way that is real

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The_Peter 31 points ago +31 / -0

I witnessed that firsthand in my algebra 2 class in HS.

The difference was the whole class, and the student teacher all told the teacher that a mile was longer than a km and she still didn't believe us.

We told her how when we ran our 5k cross country races it was 3.1 miles...nothing.

Maybe if she was as interested in teaching as she was with her smart board that was always glitching out, I could have learned math my last 2 years of HS...

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REEEEEEEEEEE 16 points ago +16 / -0

Friend of mine has a sister that’s a teacher. She was arguing they should be paid more (as we all do, nothing wrong with that) and she was pointing to the fact that she has friends making $80,000+ a year doing different non-teaching jobs. She was making roughly $60,000/yr teaching so I pointed out that her friends work year round and she works 3/4 of the year so they are being paid the same rate for their labor. She didn’t understand. Didn’t matter how we drew it up on paper, diagrams, etc... she couldn’t grasp it. She’s a math teacher...

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RocketSprocket 9 points ago +9 / -0

ouch.

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Caprikel 1 point ago +1 / -0

Teachers should be required to take an IQ test and make at least a 100. The people teaching kids ought to be above average, not below.

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CrashXXL 1 point ago +1 / -0

April 20 is Hitlerw bday. Look at the name. Come on, man!

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AngelMark 7 points ago +8 / -1

Although he was correct? What a cock! I taught for 3 years 2012-2015 and it SUCKED! Teachers today are WORSE than they were in the 90s for sure! After 18 years of school 12 years then 6 of college I remember only 1 teacher! Mr Godfrey 5th grade science! The others were wastes of skin!

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Baba_OReilly 7 points ago +7 / -0

The quick and easy degree at any university has always been a teaching degree. Pay the tuition and attend class. Boom, you're in.

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TrumpsFavorite 7 points ago +7 / -0

Petty tyrants. This is every liberal, they’re all a bunch of tyrants.

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Anonimouse 6 points ago +8 / -2

One of few instances where disregard for authority is healthy.

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DeadOverRed 11 points ago +11 / -0

You're obviously pretty slow on picking up this lesson. Authority should ALWAYS be questioned. Only God is a perfect authority.

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Anonimouse 6 points ago +6 / -0

😁😁 I question your authority on such matters.

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DeadOverRed 8 points ago +8 / -0

That's the spirit!

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hectorspector 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's pervasive from kindergarten through university. At 47 years of age I had, what I believe to be, the last of the old school professors. My required freshman composition English courses were taught by a Battered Bastard of Bastogne. My required history course was taught by a Pacific Theater Marine Vet. My engineering courses were taught by, wait for it, wait, no not yet, someone with about twenty years of engineering experience.

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Djt2029 6 points ago +6 / -0

Schools teach you two very dangerous things...

  1. Your success is out of your own control. They consistently make excuses such as some kids do well because they are just smarter. Creates lack of motivation and a victim mentality.

  2. They teach you how to follow directions and do not reward problem solving. This has no benefit to you once you are in the real world.

Bonus 3. They get kids addicted to meth cause of muh ADD.

Bonus 4. They feed your kids absolute shit and have their bodies wrecked by 18.

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thedaynos 6 points ago +6 / -0

I got in trouble in the 4th grade for arguing that the fairness doctrine doesn't really sound fair and that it didn't make sense. Why would "fairness" be in the name when it's not fair?

My argument was that it is impossible to give "each side" the same amount of time on radio or television because there can be an infinite amount of sides. The teacher's argument is that only the R and D really applies here. So my counter argument was well then it's not fair to everyone.

Teacher tried to explain this to my mom but she didn't understand what this was about and just punished me.

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Elephant_Trump 5 points ago +5 / -0

Holy shit.

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nomoreprinkles 5 points ago +5 / -0

"It doesn't matter that he was right, it matters that he won't obey without question."

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Triumpant 5 points ago +5 / -0

Please see to it that your son understands this.

Motherfucker, did you just try to give me an assignment? Tell you what, I'll visit you personally to discuss it.

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TN_Viking 4 points ago +4 / -0

I got kicked out of 11th grade World History for laughing at the teacher. We were studying ancient Egypt and he said they buried their kings in "sar-ko-FAY-gus-ses" (his pronunciation). I burst into laughter and said "you're putting the emPHASis on in the wrong syLLABle. He said I was insubordinate.... for pointing out his stupidity apparently.

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TheMadManDidItAgain 4 points ago +4 / -0

Honk fucking honk.

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Logan_W_Logan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not only dumb enough to get that wrong, but stupid enough to put it in writing and send it home.