Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Update On The War On Wizards

I got an email from one of the administrators.

It reads, "Of course there is another side to the story. Our job is to provide a safe learning environment for our students."

Then it included a copy of a newspaper article, "Presto! Teacher Out Of A Job".

This appears to be the root of the issue...

Piculas said he thinks his troubles all come down to the disappearing-toothpick trick and a student who may have interpreted the trick as wizardry.

The trick requires a toothpick and transparent tape. A sleight-of-hand maneuver causes the toothpick to disappear then reappear. At least, so it seems. In reality, the toothpick hides behind the performer's thumb, held in place by the tape.

"The whole thing lasted 45 seconds," Piculas said.

He said the students liked the trick. He showed them how to do it so they could perform it at home.

One student in the Rushe Middle class apparently took the trick the wrong way, Piculas said. He said he was told the student became so traumatized that the student's father complained.

I believe that this proves my point about ignorance ruling the school system in Pasco County. Even if the School Board isn't ignorant, they are ruled by the ignorance of parents and must work to spread ignorance as a result.

In the article, I saw nothing about students losing their lives, or limbs, or even a mention of an eye getting poked out. Are we really to believe that a student was traumatized by seeing a toothpick disappear and reappear? And we are to believe that this is so serious that it warrants firing a teacher? the complete utter ignorance and the show of mindless superstition in these events are mind bobbling.

The is the same school district that put a teacher on paid leave for having sex with a student! Clearly they don't take sex between students and faculty as seriously as they take the trauma of seeing an amateur magician do a simple trick. Perhaps had he been having sex with his students, he'd still have his job?

From this incident, it's clear that the students are learning something. they can get a teacher fired for the most ignorant reasons imaginable. Next will they fire someone for spilling salt, or stepping on a crack?

I thought my own State of Texas, and the State of Kansas were leading the charge into the Dark Ages by promoting ignorance and superstition, but clearly, Pasco County Florida is way out in front.

To the faculty there, I feel so sorry for you. You have my deepest sympathies and pity.


At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Murkins are stupid, and sadistic, and uncaring. They hide behind the Bible though, so it's okay.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger an average patriot said...

What the hell is wrong with your school District? Of course they should have arrested and tried the teacher for having sex with a student but for the magic trick just telling the stupid parent it won't happen again should have been the end period. I ask again what is the harmful Witch hunt over there?

At 11:01 AM, Blogger an average patriot said...

I just watched the trick. That was pretty good. The guy should get an attaboy!


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