Dear God: Please incinerate South Carolina. Thanks.

“Not everyone knows what it means to whisper,” said Paula Stephens, the school’s principal. “But everyone knows what silence is. We’re starting with that as our baseline.”

I think they should replace the traffic light in the cafeteria with electric shock headbands on all the kids and just MILGRAM IT UP while they’re at it. I’m not sure which thing is more disturbing: the bizarre EduSpeak from the principal, or the mild complaints from the parents. I’d be down at that school with a lawyer and/or baseball bat if they did this to my kid.

10 thoughts on “Dear God: Please incinerate South Carolina. Thanks.

  1. that’s nothing new, unfortunately. they had one of those things in my gradeschool when i was a youngen. it was almost entirely responsible for my parents yanking me out of that public hellhole and placing me into a different, private hellhole.

  2. that’s nothing new, unfortunately. they had one of those things in my gradeschool when i was a youngen. it was almost entirely responsible for my parents yanking me out of that public hellhole and placing me into a different, private hellhole.

  3. jesus christ.
    I was fortunate enough to be raised by very forward-thinking parents. they were very up front with the fact that I would likely learn next to nothing in school, and that it was moreso a place to learn social and interpersonal skills–not that I learned much in that realm either 😛
    I should send my dad down to give them a talking to 😛

  4. jesus christ.
    I was fortunate enough to be raised by very forward-thinking parents. they were very up front with the fact that I would likely learn next to nothing in school, and that it was moreso a place to learn social and interpersonal skills–not that I learned much in that realm either 😛
    I should send my dad down to give them a talking to 😛

  5. Eh, don’t try to blame it on the fact that it’s in South Carolina. Since I read this article I’ve actually talked to a few real live school board members here who think it’s bullshit.
    Dear God, please incinerate the Man.

  6. Eh, don’t try to blame it on the fact that it’s in South Carolina. Since I read this article I’ve actually talked to a few real live school board members here who think it’s bullshit.
    Dear God, please incinerate the Man.

  7. what the f&%^?!!
    That reminds me of something at my high school in Liverpool, NY. Although it’s no where near as stupid as being told you cannot speak…
    During my sophomore year I took a lacrosse ball in the left eye and spent the next month out of school and in surgery/recovery. Apparently, while I was out, there was a little “incident” during a football game with a student wearing a Raiders hat. The school decided to not allow any hats or jackets in school (they could only be in our locker and we could never wear either in the building). Upon returning to class, not knowing any of this, I decided to get my jacket from my 3rd floor locker and walk across the school to my last class. Being a geek, I’m all about efficiency. Also, keep in mind that I’ve had two surgeries. I’m walking around with my face swollen, with a patch over my eye, and my equilibrium all out of wack. I spent the whole day walking into people and other things and random morons kept commenting on my halloween costume (this all occurred close to halloween). The day simply sucked!! So, on my way to class, carrying my bright red columbia jacket, a teacher threatens to suspend me unless I put my jacket back in my locker. Because I am clearly a menace to society, and the notorious local Liverpool gangs might jump me on the way to class; or having a red jacket is some kind of gang sign. Or maybe I am the fearless eye-patch wearing leader of the world-famous Liverpool Ski jacket wearing middle-class clueless white-boy gang! Fear the wrath of my gortex boots and Nirvana cd!! All I remember thinking at the time was, you are a stupid person and how the heck does my jacket have anything to do with a raider hat? Oh, I was also thinking about how it was 25 degrees outside. Logically it is impossible to not have a jacket on in the building at some point.
    That’s when it became clear to me that the people running the educational system are mostly mindless cogs. I am a little slower than most I guess 🙂

  8. what the f&%^?!!
    That reminds me of something at my high school in Liverpool, NY. Although it’s no where near as stupid as being told you cannot speak…
    During my sophomore year I took a lacrosse ball in the left eye and spent the next month out of school and in surgery/recovery. Apparently, while I was out, there was a little “incident” during a football game with a student wearing a Raiders hat. The school decided to not allow any hats or jackets in school (they could only be in our locker and we could never wear either in the building). Upon returning to class, not knowing any of this, I decided to get my jacket from my 3rd floor locker and walk across the school to my last class. Being a geek, I’m all about efficiency. Also, keep in mind that I’ve had two surgeries. I’m walking around with my face swollen, with a patch over my eye, and my equilibrium all out of wack. I spent the whole day walking into people and other things and random morons kept commenting on my halloween costume (this all occurred close to halloween). The day simply sucked!! So, on my way to class, carrying my bright red columbia jacket, a teacher threatens to suspend me unless I put my jacket back in my locker. Because I am clearly a menace to society, and the notorious local Liverpool gangs might jump me on the way to class; or having a red jacket is some kind of gang sign. Or maybe I am the fearless eye-patch wearing leader of the world-famous Liverpool Ski jacket wearing middle-class clueless white-boy gang! Fear the wrath of my gortex boots and Nirvana cd!! All I remember thinking at the time was, you are a stupid person and how the heck does my jacket have anything to do with a raider hat? Oh, I was also thinking about how it was 25 degrees outside. Logically it is impossible to not have a jacket on in the building at some point.
    That’s when it became clear to me that the people running the educational system are mostly mindless cogs. I am a little slower than most I guess 🙂

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