This week is Parent Conference week. We meet with all of the parents of the kids in our advisory class. Today I met with a bright young student and her parents. She is succeeding in almost every subject. On top of doing well in school, her parents are having her learn to play the piano, she’s enrolled in a local gym, and is running every weekend on the school track.
She’s just having problem in one subject: science. The only unit that’s been covered so far? Evolution.
I offered to help her study.
On the way out, one of the parents grabbed my arm and said, “I really want you to stress that evolution is just a theory.”
I was too in shock to say anything. I mean, yeah I know I’ve heard about it happening, but I’ve never had a PARENT tell me that they want me, as a teacher, to tell the child that a standard of education isn’t important.
Sure. We’ll go over theory when I help her study.
The theory of gravity.
The theory of plate techtonics.
The theory of germs.
Fuck you. You’re harming your child’s education. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Helvetebrann being a total badass.