Tag: math is hard

Teacher tries to get students to feel math, and gets in trouble

Say what you want, but I have constantly had arguments with morons, practically always leftists twits, about why the educational establishment has had to dumb down and politicize education – meaning turning everything that now passes for teaching into a pro-marxism lesson – because according to them, kids today have trouble associating what little they still teach them with their life experiences, and thus cant relate. Queue a teacher that decided to make it real. From the article:

This teacher gets a D- in racial sensitivity and an F in common sense.

A teacher at an Alabama middle school has been placed on administrative leave after it was discovered she distributed a questionable math quiz last Friday to her students that referenced gang-related activities like drive-by shootings, cocaine and prostitution.

According to parents of kids at Cranford Burns Middle School in Mobile, the students were shocked after reading questions like these:

“Tyrone knocked up 4 girls in the gang. There are 20 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?”

“Pedro got 6 years for murder. He also got $10,000 for the hit. If his common-law wife spends $100 of his hit money per month, how much money will be left when he gets out?”

Dwayne pimps 3 ho’s. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne’s $800 per day crack habit?

Parent Erica Hall told NBC affiliate WPMI that she was outraged to find out that longtime Language Arts teacher JoAnne Bolser would hand such inappropriate content out to her son’s eighth grade class.

Say what you want, but I bet if these morons want to keep using the argument that education problems should reflect real life problems, then this teacher was doing them a favor. About the only question I found problematic was the one about Dwayne, and that is because it doesn’t factor in the cost of the ho’s crack habit Dwayne as a good pimp is sure to pay for. Know what I am saying?

It’s cool this shit comes out of Hollywood I guess, but when we do it in school, on advice from people that tell us we should be doing this sort of thing since real life examples help kids learn better, we get drama. And why was there no questions about busting caps in someone’s ass in that test, huh?


They Grow Up So Fast

Our Whacky Putter-in-Chief just made another gaffe, bless his little heart. While trying to scold Congress for not doing their job and goofing off too much (yeah, irony alert of the century) he got too cute by half in using his kids as examples of diligence:

Well, at least he got their names right, teleprompter be praised. Turns out Malia is only 12. Yes, she will be 13 soon (13 does come after 12) so he did have basic math on his side. A small oversight, not worthy of making every single news feed like a John Wayne/Waterloo Iowa gaffe. That old joke about so and so couldn’t be any dumber if his head was cut off, only reserved for Republicans of course, and when you think about it, it is remarkable that they kept that curtain closed for as long as they did. But I think our president is finally getting exposed for the light weight that he always was.

The Congress does need a good swift kick in the butt, but the last time Obama tried his hand at budgeting it got voted down by the Senate 97-0, maybe he should just stick to cheer leading and let the adults do the actual working with the numbers.