Bad Teacher

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by clearsights, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    A teacher at one of our local community colleges took her class on a field trip. They got a free meal and the opportunity to vote. They were given a democratic flyer to help educate them on who their voting choices were. Just the one flyer. No other choices. Our schools at our finest!
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    meh...

    I figure college students are old enough to know better.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Most college student's are too busy playing with their iPhones and trying to get laid to worry about elections. They usually will believe what they are told. Personally, I believe the teacher should be fired. They are there to teach a certain subject, not get votes for the socialist President. If she had told them about BOTH sides, I wouldn't have a problem.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    This goes with the whole "If you're not a rebel when you are 20 you don't have a heart, if you haven't sold out by the time you are 30 you don't have any intelligence"

    While I get the reason for the outage, to expect college kids to really understand the world outside their precious little bubbles is like asking rain not to be wet. :rolleyes:
     
  5. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    aren't college kids a little old to be going on field trips? :confused:
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    My last field trip was 8th grade IIRC, went to Louisville for a play... Snoopy... It sucked beyond all comprehension, but that's another story.;)

    I never noticed how stupid people my age usually are until I was about 19-20, I regularly tell people how my generation will be the undoing of this nation, they always seem surprised to hear me say that.
     
  7. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    Thats why we have to work on our spaceship to alpha centuri eh :p
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Nope. I took a state/local government class last year and we went to the courthouse to meet the judge and learn the history of that particular courthouse. IIRC, it wasn't mandatory (extra credit), but it was pretty interesting.
     
  9. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    We visit power production plants, paper mills and GE manufacturing facilities, as well as industrial manufacturing plants...

    Some recent "field trips" include,

    Egypt, Spain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Texas, New York, South Carolina, Jordan, Dubai, Curacao, Bermuda... The list goes on...

    So no, I don't think we're too old to go on field trips...:D
     
  10. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Over 18? Still like field trips? I know some folks who can help you out ;)

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  11. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I was just having this discussion with my youngest son the other day.

    The elder generations for time untold have predicted the next generation would be the undoing of the world.

    The greasers of the 50, the hippies of the 60's/70's, the burnouts of the 80's (my generation) etc. etc.

    I am thinking that this particular generation just might be the most enlightened and engaged (politically) in the past 50-60 years. There are a LOT of kids that surprise me with how well they "get it".

    (not my eldest mind you. Hes one of those wrapped up in his I-phone, trying to get laid types. ( but as long as he stays focused on and moving towards his goal of being a doctor, i'll cut him some slack;)) ..but a lot of his friends and kids i am in class with, one of the cool and yet disturbing all at the same time about being in my dotage and trying to re-invent myself by going to college at my advanced age is being around so many my kids age)
     
  12. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    At some point, one of them will eventually turn out to be correct. ;)
     
  13. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    What's bad is this field trip was extra credit as well.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Yes, and my teacher was also a Democrat (the old fasion kind), but she was a very respectable one. She NEVER pushed any agenda on her students, and always respected her students' beliefs.
     
  15. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    This pisses me off. The fact that it's a teacher doing this is the worst part. The students may want to do anything they can to get a good grade, and agreeing with an idiotic socialist a-hole may be one. I hope these students know better.
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My kids took field trips in college, too. My youngest son was a horticulture major and took field trips to various greenhouses and arboretums.

    My oldest was a finance major and took field trips to different business. The most interesting "field trip" he took, which was a sad sign of the times, was they men had to dress in suits and the women in business clothes. They went to the very fancy convention center on campus and was served a very fancy meal. This was right before graduation and they were teaching the students how to behave at an interview or interaction with a potential employer. These college students were taught how to use the silverware properly and other manners not taught at home. They were told to not order an alcoholic drink unless the interviewer does first. They were told not to get drunk, even if the interviewer does. LOL They were taught the proper way to hold the silver and how not to eat like a "heathen". The were told not to swear, burp, put elbows on the table, put the napkin in their lap, etc. I thought it was very interesting to teach these kids this 'skill' of trying to land a good job. These were things we were taught at home when I was little and I must say I was a little lax on this when raising my kids.
     
  17. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Everyone needs to know how, but I was not taught what the third fork form the left is used for so I understand the need to teach formality.