Mike at Cold Fury has excerpted a fascinating story that must be read in its entirety. It’s about an incident in an American “public” grammar school. The resolution of the real-life conflict it depicts will have you howling with laughter. Hie thee hence!
Mar 03 2023
Well played sir! By that man a drink!
Yes. In the past adults often stood up to petty tyrants like this.
Now days in such a situation a “school resource officer” would be present the meeting to arrest tbe adult for “threatening behavior”. I remember that era. I was a young married man then. Things were much much different than now. The communists were still undercover. Now they aren’t. They are large and in charge. Say anything they don’t like and they will destroy you. Cancel culture is very real. Just ask the latest victim, Scott Adams.
You may or may not have seen this gem, about a mother who was called on the carpet by her sons’ teachers because they read too well.
Catholic school 1-8 and by 4th grade the teachers explained to my mother that I asked questions that the other students didn’t understand and that they could not teach to just me. So the solution was that I got a back corner by the windows for the remainder of my school years but I could read all day with no restrictions except no questions. Sister Mary Marceleta did take me to the public library and got me an adult library card. Only allowed 2 books. Each time I returned them they would quiz me to see if I understood what I was reading. Within the year I was no longer had any restrictions on amount of books I could check out.