Schools should be teaching our children a wide variety of things, no one would deny that, it isn’t like the old days when “readin’ ritin’ and rithmetic” were sufficient. Life lessons are also an important part of the curriculum today. The question is, what is appropriate and how should those lessons be taught?
At a middle school in Wayne County, North Carolina, school administrators have figured out exactly the wrong way to teach one lesson.
In what was described as an “enrichment exercise” to make students more aware of their surroundings, a masked man, carrying a fake gun invaded the school to “rob” sixth graders, at gun point. Just what was the enrichment here? What were the educators who devised this “lesson” thinking?
School administrators say that in retrospect it may have been insensitive, in the wake of school shootings like Sandy Hook. Insensitive? That would seem to be a gross understatement! To terrorize 11-year-old children with a masked gunman goes way beyond insensitive, most would call that colossal stupidity.
Parents are livid to say the least and who can blame them, we do not hand our children over to the school every day so that they may traumatize them. We send them there to be educated. The lesson learned on this day at this school is that adults are not to be trusted. That is a very poor lesson to teach.
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