Well, it’s happened yet again. Another ignorant person forcing their religious beliefs on a small child. But this time it’s a teacher. While this happening in Oklahoma is understandable, this happening in America is completely intolerable. In no way should a teacher impart religion on their students unless they are teaching a class on mythology.
But that is exactly what a teacher in Okemah, Oklahoma is doing…and to a defenseless four-year-old child in pre-kindergarten.
The mother of the toddler, Zayde Sands, noticed her left-handed son was attempting to write with his right hand at home. She asked if anyone had ever said anything about his hands. Zayde replied by holding up his left hand and saying:
“This one is bad.”
The mother then sent the teacher a note regarding the issue, but the response she got left her completely shocked.
The teacher sent back a religious propaganda article that said being left-handed was “unlucky” “evil” and “sinister.” It also stated that the devil is sometimes portrayed as being left handed.
This poor little boy has just started his academic career, and he already has a teacher putting him down and misleading him. This is a big problem with America’s education system, and the stories always seem to come out of the South.
When this pissed-off mommy went to the school’s superintendent, nothing was done about it. In fact, the teacher recommended some more information be given to the mother on the subject of left-handedness and the devil.
This teacher wasn’t even so much as given a paid vacation. This is tolerable behavior at Oakes Elementary in Okemah Oklahoma. And they really don’t care if parents like it or not.
Zayde’s Mom had this to say to KFOR News:
“It breaks my heart for him because someone actually believes that, believes my child is evil because he’s left handed, it’s crazy.”
The mother feels the school did not protect her son when the issue was brought to their attention. Until something is done about the matter, or Zayde is transferred to a different classroom, Sands is keeping her son out of school.
KFOR contacted the school, who said that they are currently investigating the matter before abruptly hanging up.
Watch the KFOR report below courtesy of Brazzuca via YouTube:
h/t: KFOR, featured image via screengrab