Monday, October 13, 2008

Not quite the petting zoo...

Ok - I'm in my ragey place now. What would you do if your kid came home and told you all about this?!?

These kids are SIX FRIGGIN' YEARS OLD!!! A teachable moment my @ss!!!

I can't continue with this post. Too appalled for charitable words.

8 comments:

The Digital Hairshirt said...

Hey, Kit, I just got home from NY/NJ and saw this while ctaching up on the news. The DigiHusband's comment was, "I hope they remembered to send out permission slips," and went back to work, muttering, "And people ask us why we send our kids to a private school . . ."

I will be emailing you - I need Noo Yawk legal advice.

Kasia said...

My cousin was a public school teacher when she got married. She *invited* her students to attend. It was not a class field trip. (Of course, it was also on a Saturday, but still - there can be Saturday field trips.)

Yet another reason why Canuck and I are considering homeschooling if we can't afford Catholic schools...

LarryD said...

If ever there was a moment where righteous anger was justified, this story is it. Towards the school for suggesting it, and towards the parents who signed the permission slips.

But I would suggest calling the Beloved for a shoulder rub and a glass of wine (or two?) to help take the edge off.

Kit said...

Alas, Larry...the Beloved is the one in need of comfort - more gout, this time in the knee. But I did have a large dose of "Mommy's red medicine" (what my 10 y/o used to call red wine) with dinner this evening.

Digi - welcome back, and I am at your service (or I can find you someone as needed). You've got my private email address, yes?

LarryD said...

So sad about the gout.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

If any of my students, (or future kids I'll hopefully be ministering to) ever came to me with such information...My response would be righteous anger to everyone involved. Strictly speaking the Parents for allowing such to happen,.

Dr. Knowledge said...
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Kit said...

I keep coming back to this: had the field trip involved the kids being carted to the teacher's traditional, Catholic wedding there would not have BEEN a field trip - the school would never have sanctioned it, and even if they had, in the Republik of San Francisco, you can bet that more than 2 parents would have refused to allow their kids to go.

I love how they try to wrap it into "oh, they went to City Hall, so it was educational, too" Wouldn't a trip to the Mission or other historical [Catholic] architectural landmarks be the same? [Answer: HE** NO!]