Monday, January 9, 2012

Batting Around Coconuts

A teacher of high school freshman has as the classroom bathroom passes a coconut for the girls' bathroom and a plastic bat for the boys' bathroom. The sexual references to gender is intended, the teacher admits. The teacher told students on the first day of the second semester last week, the first day likely all of these freshmen met this particular teacher as it is a one-semester class, that if the teacher's crude language or sexual references or off-color jokes are too much for them, they should make that known.

The only bathroom passes I'm aware of other teachers using are your run-of-the-mill paper ones.

I have a few questions for you.

1.  Would you complain if it was your son's teacher?
2.  Would you complain if it was your daughter's teacher?
3.  Would you complain if it your son or daughter wasn't a student in the class? (For the record, this teacher does not teach at my son's high school.)
4.  Does it matter what the gender of the teacher is?

My answers.

1.  Yeah, I would.
2.  Yeah, I would.
3.  Yeah, I would.
4.  No, it doesn't. (For the record, the teacher is a male.)


Michele R said...

What an ass. I am all over shutting down high school teachers that don't have to deal with parents or administration. He needs to know that it is not a matter of a student "not being able to handle it" as much as "it is inappropriate. Period."
The school needs to step up and have an agenda signed if someone needs to use the restroom. I'd pee my pants before I'd ask him for a coconut.

Magpie said...

horrifying. and wrong. and reportable.

Tara R. said...

This is known behavior by the teacher and nothing has been done yet about it? Unbelievable. Yes, Yes, Yes and No.

Patois42 said...

It's a teacher at the other high school in town. I just found out about it through the mother of a freshman girl. I intend to contact the district today.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I had a college professor who was so amazingly inappropriate, I'm amazed he was allowed to teach. Unfortunately, I was too naive to think I could do anything about it (and thought I was just being "uptight") but now that I look back at it, he should've been fired. I also had a history teacher who made a few really inapporpriate comments to our 12th grade class; years later he was fired for having s&x with a student. I wonder if this is how bad teachers test the waters before they act, to see what they can get away with.


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