Eagle Forum
Email
Subscribe
Shop
Shop
Youtube
Youtube
Blogger
Blog
Feeds
Feed
Back to Dec. Ed Reporter
Education Reporter

NUMBER 167 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS DECEMBER 1999

WANTED:
Examples of Outrageous Classroom Assignments

Send us your stories of ridiculous or outrageous classroom assignments given to children in grades K-12, such as the one you read about on page 2. We'll print at least one per month. Here's another example for December:

"During the first few days of first grade, my granddaughter brought home a paper entitled, ‘The Terrible Thing that happened at our house.' " Since the majority of 1st graders can't read or write, the assignment had to be read to them. They were instructed to draw a picture of the "terrible thing" and then tell the story to a 3rd or 4th grader, who would write the story down for them under their picture. The 1st grader was to sign the paper (most of the children knew how to sign their names) and turn it in.

"The invasion of privacy implications, the nosiness, and the possibility of a child conjuring up an imaginary story that could be used against a family is serious. Never mind that it has nothing to do with learning to read or write.

"It is a tragedy that schools spend more time on social management than teaching." — Patricia Benz

Send your examples to "Outrageous Assignments," Education Reporter, 7800 Bonhomme, St. Louis, MO 63105, or email to education@eagleforum.org


 
Google Ads are provided by Google and are not selected or endorsed by Eagle Forum
Eagle Forum • PO Box 618 • Alton, IL 62002 phone: 618-462-5415 fax: 618-462-8909 eagle@eagleforum.org