Monday, May 11, 2009

A 10 on the Stupid Meter

According to Pueblo Colorado Schools Superintendent Dan Lere, if a student, "actually did illustrate an act of terrorism that they might commit - let's say against the school - we've expelled students for that."

So imagine his surprise when he learned that one of his teachers made that a class assignment.

This from the Denver News Channel:

Pueblo Students Asked to Plot Terror Attack

Parents Upset Over 9th Grade Assignment
A ninth grade history project at a high school in Pueblo was supposed to teach students about terrorism, but instead it outraged parents.

Gini Fischer says her daughter came home Thursday saying she had two minutes to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism.

Over 110 freshmen at Pueblo County High School were given the project.

The teacher claims the assignment was to illustrate an act of terrorism by a foreign government on American soil.

Fischer says, "To ask them to use their creative energies to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism is very ludicrous." ...

The superintendent, in an apparent attempt to make the problem go away, opined that students may have misinterpreted their instructions and decided to collect the assignments from students and destroy them.

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