Thursday, December 13, 2007

This Sounds Familiar

An Orange County history teacher has been sued by a student for continually making anti-religious, anti-conservative comments in an AP European History class.

Quotes from one of the teacher's rants were published by World Net Daily.

Among his idiotic comments: "What part of the country has the highest murder rate? The South. What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South. What part of the country has the highest … church attendance? The South. Oh, wait a minute. You mean there is not a correlation between these things?"

Our oldest daughter ran into a couple teachers of this ilk at our local high school. They weren't as bad as alleged by this student, but a history teacher's factual distortions -- including making up Bible history -- were bad enough we had a meeting with him. And she walked out on the Civics teacher's Michael Moore movies...

After taking a freshman class with the history teacher, our daughter skipped taking his AP Euro History class. It wasn't worth the extra point on her GPA (for taking an Advanced Placement course) to spend another year in his classroom.

A postscript -- she "homeschooled" herself in European History and passed the AP exam anyway!


Blogger windycorner said...

Your daughter sounds like a smart cookie. Our youngest got home Wed. She was the only person in her Biology class to make an A. She also got A's in Comparative Religion and her lit class. Guess homeschooled kids can compete in the "real" world after all.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wow, good for your daughter!!! Way to go. :) :)

From what I've read, more and more colleges are seeking out homeschoolers -- our daughter's university, USC, has a recruiter specifically working just with homeschoolers -- because they are often smart self-starters who have already learned to take responsibility for their own learning.

Our oldest was the only one of our four who wasn't homeschooled for at least a few years, although we did enough schooling on the "side" to fill in for class deficiencies here and there, that you might say she was also being homeschooled part-time (grin).

Sounds like our daughters are both having great college experiences! Our daughter's got two finals down (proud mom mode: she got a perfect score on her chemistry final!) and two to go before she comes home for break next Wednesday evening. They would probably have fun comparing notes!

Best wishes,

11:50 PM  

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