Saturday, April 04, 2009

Kids Get Lessons in Swearing

Education just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? A school in Britain has come under scrutiny for a class in which students were encouraged to shout obscenities.

Thirty graphic and obscene words were written on the board for all students to learn. Some didn't know the meanings of all the words, but that was taken care of - the teacher gave them all the definitions. So, if a particular 11-year-old wasn't familiar with the f-word or the c-word, they were given more information on it, so they would know how to use it properly. That's right, some of the kids were as young as 11.

The school claims it was an effort to dispel the myths surrounding these words, but parents are understandably upset. They were not consulted about the lesson, nor warned about it and some of the students said they were told not to tell their parents about it.

I assume these kids are now all prepared to take a vocabulary quiz on slang and swear words. It amazes me what these educational systems get up to. It's as if they hold contests for ideas on how not to teach the kids anything useful and still justify their salaries.