Thursday, June 17, 2010

And speaking of great teachers...

...Mr. Beazly and I both wondered what kind of uplifting inspiration this principal was expecting from a reading of Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger. Was she unaware of what was being presented to her students? I haven't read the book either, but judging by the title (and the brief Amazon preview) I'm getting the faint vibe that it's not exactly Shakespeare.

In a written statement, Mr. Bolger said he respected that a principal had not only a right, but also a responsibility to determine what was and wasn't appropriate for students.

This is indeed a responsibility which parents confer upon all teachers by sending their children to school, but perhaps the principal's veto should have been exercised a little earlier. I also hope Mr. Bolger thanked her profusely for the free publicity bonanza.

Mrs. Pinkerton weighs in: I want to cash in on that publicity too. I'm going to apply for a Canada Council grant and write some quality children's literature. My story will be a light-hearted romp about an angst-ridden Canadian children's author named Robert-Kevin P. Phart-Imadorque who feels  persecuted by the fundamentalist Christians next door because they have a "Jesus loves you" sign in their living room window. (He will lodge a complaint with the local Human Rights Commission and win.) Oops, better not give anyone ideas.

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