Idiotic teacher.... solutions?
Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:26 PM
haven't logged on in a while but been browsing the forums lately.
Anyway with school(10th grade) starting I happen to have a history teacher that's gone for the next to weeks due to new kids being born. Meanwhile I'm stuck with another ENGLISH teacher who is subbing for HISTORY class who quite frankly doesn't know what she's talking about.
To summarize last class period, we started talking about why to take World History(the class) and she uses Christopher Columbus as her primary example. You know, how he wasn't actually the first to discover the americas, he wasnt so amazing, etc. etc.
In a Powerpoint presentation with like 5-10 slides about Columbus, she made the following statements. She said LESS correct things than incorrect things, and yes I was counting very carefully. Here are SOME(not all) of the idiotic things she said
"Columbus highhandedly started the slave trade"
-Erm, no, slaves had been around for thousands of years before.
"Columbus killed everyone(Native Americans). He took them by force, not by choice."
-She also went into detail about how he massacred anyone who got in his way, because he had fancy MUSKETS, despite the fact that they were incredibly outnumbered and those guns weren't even close to effective enough.
Also, apparently there wasn't smallpox or anything which was the primary killer of all the native americans...
"He knew exactly where he was going, and how long it would take to get there."
-This happens, of course, just after she says how he had no idea about the Americas. Hypocrite...
"In 50 years, Columbus had mostly eliminated all the Indians"
Hahaha.....You've got to be kidding me.
At this point, I was getting fed up. I continued adding to my list, and she decided to pause the class and ask "did you guys know this? Did you know Columbus traveled for profit, not to go on an adventure? Did you know that he meant to run into India?
-I was the only person who raised my hand because I thought it was common knowledge that Christopher Columbus wasn't headed towards the Americas.
Now she turns to me and glares at me going, "Are you sure?"
I say, "Yup"
She yells at me and goes "YOU ARE LYING OUT THROUGH YOUR TEETH! I CAN TELL!"
I resisted the opportunity to show her my list of all the false statements she made, shook my head, and decided to resume my list.
Gonna add just a couple more quotes here...
"For most of your life, you've only been exposed to one culture. You don't know immigrants or anything."
-Apart from the fact that my school is barely white. It's almost all Asians and Mexicans, seeing as I live in California.(No racism intended)
"North Korea has the capability to launch tons of nuclear weapons all over America. Doesn't that scare you?"
-I went and researched this, they can barely get missiles to Hawaii.
"We could lose big cities under water"
-She starts talking about knowing history will SOLVE global warming, and somehow global warming will instantly lead to New York getting flooded so only the tips of skyscrapers escape out of the water. She even had a nice little picture.
This is half rant and have Me asking for advice.
What should I do about this teacher? Am I somehow wrong and has YEARS of my research been completely incorrect?
I want to call her out but I'm thinking the best plan is to just ignore her until the actual teacher comes in.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:30 PM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:27 PM
That is not dead which can eternal lie,And with strange aeons even death may die.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:37 PM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:57 PM
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:38 PM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:44 PM
Just kidding, that would not be advisable.
You could correct her repeatedly. That would be kind of funny. Every sentence just be like "Um, actually, - "
This post has been edited by TREE FITTY: 25 August 2010 - 06:44 PM
did I die for a second there?...
Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:30 PM
Short of that, ride out the two weeks. Too much hassle to fight over a sub.
Regular teachers are required to be actually qualified to teach their assigned subject. If this person should become permanent, then you should bother to do something.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:24 PM
the only thing i can think to sum up this is from Billy Madison...
What should have been said to her, replace Mr. Madison with her name, "Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. "
Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:00 AM
That being said, I would have just fallen asleep in class, and if she sent me to the principal calmly explained to them that I didn't feel the need to stay awake for a class that was so blatantly leading me down a false path of education.
TL;DR, dismemberment is a good problem solver
Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:29 AM
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