Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Schools are George Costanza

Teach 8th graders about sex techniques? Sure! Ask your 12 year old if he's queer? Sounds great! Discuss the size of other people's reproductive organs? It'll be on the quiz! Mimic sex acts in front of the student body? No child left behind! Then, when parents question what is being taught to their children, the school/teacher/ educational bureaucrat asks, in phony befuddlement, "Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? Gee, if I'd had any idea that kind of behavior was frowned upon...."

As I recall, George's purpose, in this particular Seinfeld episode, was to get fired from his job. What is the purpose of Canada's schools? I wonder if this is how they envision themselves as a "counterweight" to the values which families and religious communities instill.

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