Monday, February 03, 2020
MEAN KANSAS CITY TEACHER SEYZ TAKING STUDENTS OUT OF SCHOOL FOR CHIEFS SUPER BOWL PARADE IS 'ABUSIVE' AND SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED!!!
Quick life lesson note today from a local teacher who offers an alternative perspective on a Kansas City fan tradition . . . Here's the word that should make all of us glad we're no longer in school . . .
"I'm hoping that I might get support from some of the readers of your blog on an increasingly troublesome topic. There is a chance of a snow cancellation on Wednesday and there's nothing we can do about that . . . But the idea that the media in Kansas City and many online are encouraging students to go to the parade rather than school is ridiculous and borders on abuse. At the very least it is neglectful of education and the priorities that parents should hold for the education of their students. There is very little to be learned about a football parade. From what we've seen last night it's mostly just an exercise in congested traffic and mindlessly honking and cheering. Moreover, TV stations and networks will provide live coverage throughout the day. So there is an opportunity for instruction without sacrificing education and setting a horrible example to be commemorated long after. It's my hope that we can discourage this kind of disregard for students, teachers and the pursuit of higher learning. We can't all be acclaimed athletes and the lesson that young people will learn from skipping school to participate in this event are counterfactual as to what it takes for most of us to survive in today's society."
The e-mail comes from a teacher is a local district that has yet to cancel classes Wednesday, honestly this person went to far too much trouble for it to be a troll and even if it is . . . It sounds exactly like TKC's old school Catholic teaches. And all of this begs the question:
IS IT IRRESPONSIBLE TO DRAG YOUNGSTER STUDENTS TO THE COLD-ASS CHIEFS SUPER BOWL PARADE?!?! WHAT ARE THEY REALLY LEARNING???
Links on the topic:
KCTV5: Some local schools cancel classes for Super Bowl parade Wednesday
KMBC: 'Red Snow Day:' Schools cancel classes Wednesday so students, staff can attend Chiefs Super Bowl parade
FOX4KC: Multiple metro schools plan to close Wednesday so students can attend Chiefs celebration parade
You decide . . .