Look Who’s Teaching

Is it any wonder that our children are growing up so ignorant, when this kind of thing isn’t a rarity, but probably typical? A history teacher who thinks that George Washington wrote the Bill of Rights?

I guess we should be thankful that he knows that George Washington even existed. This is why people home school.

I am also awed by Cam’s ability to maintain his civility and politeness with this ignoramus.

8 thoughts on “Look Who’s Teaching”

  1. Iwould be chagrined to have my call to a radio station be more of a laugh track than a serious discussion. As long as his NEA dues are paid, I’m sure he will keep his job.

  2. I tried to listen to this, but the “teacher” had so much trouble expressing himself that I really couldn’t stand it.

    Oh, and yea, I’m homeschooling.

  3. Didn’t Gov Rick Perry of Texas state that Texas law would supercede Federal Law?

    Here is what Gov Perry said: “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

    Last I checked, the US Constitution is the foundation of US federal law. Although, it is true that not all Federal law can supersede the US Constitution, and that seems to be Gov Perry’s point.

    But it’s ok Jack, Rand was kinda of enough to show us the type of people teaching you history.

  4. My wife homeschools. (I obtain the wherewithal so she can.) This is one reason why. Government run schools corrode political and religious freedom and parental rights. Surveys show that 90% to 95% of home schooled kids still share their parent’s religious views at age 22, while only 65% to 75% of government schooled kids do so by the second year of college.

    Tom DeGisi, aka Wince and Nod

  5. Tom DeGisi said: Government run schools corrode political and religious freedom and parental rights.

    Well, it doesn’t always work out that way…when I was in public grade school, some years after the prayer in schools decision, my class started every day with the Lord’s Prayer, and on Mondays, we got polled by the teacher to see who did and didn’t attend church the previous day (Sunday). I learned quickly to raise my hand with the devout, even though my third-grade ass never saw the inside of a Sunday school. So it wasn’t my school’s fault that I grew up to be a flaming atheist; I think that can be attributed to the amazing stock of science fiction my local public library carried :-/

    But I sympathize anyway…

  6. “Federal preemption of state law is grounded in the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution. U.S. Const. art. VI, cl. 2. The Supremacy Cause states that: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof . . . shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” U.S. Const. art. VI, cl. 2.

    The Supreme Court has held that, under the Supremacy Clause, the enforcement of a state regulation may be pre-empted by federal law in several circumstances: first, when Congress, in enacting a federal statute, has expressed a clear intent to preempt state law; second, when it is clear, despite the absence of explicit preemptive language, that Congress has intended, by legislating comprehensively, to occupy an entire field of regulation and has thereby left no room for the States to supplement federal law; and finally, when compliance with both state and federal law is impossible, or when state law stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress. Capital Cities Cable, Inc. v. Crisp, 467 US 691, 698-99 (1984) (quotation marks and citations omitted); see also English v. General Electric Co., 496 US 72, 78-79 (1990); Association of Int’l Auto Mfrs., Inc. v. Abrams, 84 F.3d 602, 607 (2nd Cir. 1996).”

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