Bill Glasheen wrote:
In the 2000 election, my son's homework assignment was to find out who mom and dad voted for. I told my son to tell the teacher that dad voted for gridlock. I don't know that the teacher understood...
While I understand your reply, the truth is that this is exactly why some teachers shouldn't have tenure. The proper
response would be to have a "conference" with the school board, the superintendant of the system, the principal AND the teacher to tell the teacher in front of everyone that there is a reason
we have private ballot elections in this country! Then tell them that if they disagree, perhaps you could have ALL of their votes for political offices published in the local paper, otherwise, the teacher should be sanctioned at the very least. IT IS NONE OF THE TEACHER'S effin BUSINESS! You see, we can all discuss politics all we want, but if someone who argues one way actually votes another way and is basically being a "devil's advocate" in these discussions, that's only their business. I know people who I'm close with who can sit in a room of Democrats and spout the party-line all night, but if you know
them, you know
they're not voting for that party come election day! AND, I know people who can spout the Republican party-line on issues all night and there is no way in hades they would ever vote for any Republican! In fact
, some of them are my relatives. Pfffft!
This type of question to students ranks right up there with the socialist agenda being taught by some teachers... despicable...