I rather enjoyed doing that panel at the convention. I enjoy sharing knowledge.
At one point in my life, I was looking into becoming a teacher. I had my science degree, and I wanted to share my knowledge of math and science. However, when it came to the shadowing a teacher that I ran into the knowledge that I couldn’t deal with the bureaucracy.
The things I discovered during this stint, I learned there are many, many people, who have a vision of the world, that they do not want upset. To them the world is “just so” and any disruption to this flow causes extreme pain to them.
Heck, I can understand this. I was faced with it myself. But the thing that shocked me, and caused me pain was realizing that the “just so” people would do everything in their power to diminish my observations. Some even out right called me a liar.
I started to shut up, because I have way too much on my plate to deal with ostriches. Ostriches are nasty mean birds. And they can kill you when riled.
Recently, this happened again, when I told about being informed that I should not interfere in any fights that happen at the school I was visiting. I was told it was illegal to put my hands on a child, even if they were beating up another one.
Well, a Moral Know-It-All, decided to tell me I was misinformed and I would be guilty of murder if I failed to interfere in a fight.
I’m done with it. DONE WITH IT.
Misinformed? Well, since I gave an out to mea culpa, and instead the person doubled down, because oh-my-gosh-you-can-use-google? ::shocked face:: Snicker snack.
If you are under 21, and believe this, you are a young thing and should not leave your mother. The naiveté would be charming if it didn’t prop up the lie that children are safe in schools.
If you are older than 21, put on your big girl panties, because I’m what the Army would call a “career captain”.
1) Some rando on the internet does a google search and tells me I was ‘misinformed’ against a direct source to the freaking National Education Association??? Here it is:
Reading comprehension? Grade: F
2) Heck, the rando didn’t even know what principality it was in. I’m SOOOOOOO glad to know rando know the laws of EVERY city, county, state, as well as federal, in the country. Did you know there’s one state’s laws based on the code of Justinian not Common Law?
Law knowledge: Grade: F, feelings are not laws.
3) Rando told me Google search told rando that there were lots of lawsuits about it. Rando, after my own Google search, is NOT a lawyer, not passed the bar. Rando obviously doesn’t know that you know you can SUE for anything and in Common Law, it has less to do with what is in the books as opposed to precedent? That when it comes to precedent, the Federal Supreme Court ruled that police don’t even have the duty to protect you unless you are in custody? Yet, teachers do? Oh wait,:
“Courts have rejected the argument that students are in custody of school officials while they are on campus,” Mr. Hutchinson said. “Custody is narrowly confined to situations where a person loses his or her freedom to move freely and seek assistance on their own — such as prisons, jails, or mental institutions.”
Grade: F, this was a MAJOR federal ruling in the last few years. Make up work: read DeShaney vs. Winnebago and Town of Castle Rock vs. Gonzales
4) I asked rando if rando had ever even substituted at a high school. Rando ignored, because rando doesn’t want to get little rando’s hands dirty, just preach ‘just so’. Rando, I dare you to just do a substitute stint in the worst area where you live. Double dog dare you. But you won’t do it. You’ll get all huffy and heavily imply that I am your moral inferior.
Grade: F Incomplete, but makeup work can fix it.
Moral superior grade? F, unfeeling. (Why yes, I can google-fu as well.)
Whatever. I’m done schooling ostriches.
And if you are a kid, seriously, the world is dangerous out there, child, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”