Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Agenda??? WHAT Agenda???

Move along. Nothing to see here:

Parents are angry and school leaders are promising action in response to a "Heterosexual Questionnaire," approved by two teachers, that asked students questions such as: "If you have never slept with someone of your same gender, then how do you know you wouldn't prefer it?"

Here's the graphic. Note that the Port Washington teachers also don't know too much about composing a sentence (see #6).

The teachers who Woelfel said are responsible for the survey - social studies teacher Sarah Olson and communications teacher Julie Grudzinski - could not be reached for comment.

Woelfel estimated that the survey was given to about 400 of the school's 930 students on April 25, the day before the national Day of Silence, an annual event co-sponsored by the New York City-based Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

This is what we call a "reliable group," eh?

Students in the group presenting the survey were trying to convey that "students who have an alternative lifestyle get asked these questions every day, so please be considerate. It was an exercise in compassion and understanding that did not work out real well," Woelfel said.

Yah, you could say that, Mr. Woelfel.

And, by the way, it was not just the "Day of Silence" which was on the "minds" of these teachers. It was the November referendum.

The school district is still trying to decide if "discipline" will be imposed on these two twits. Ummmn--can you say 'You're FIRED!!'?


James Wigderson said...

I have a dumb question. What does a "communications" teacher teach in High School?

Anonymous said...

A communications teacher is another term for an english teacher.