Kathryn's Retarded Teacher
So, Kathryn's teacher asked the class the other day how many states there are in the the USA.
They all answered "50".
She said, "Oops, you forgot about Alaska!"
Um, what the hell? Alaska wasn't even the last state. I thought maybe she was including Washington DC. That doesn't make sense, either because you'd have to include all of the non-state territories.
So I sat down at the computer and brought up a few government sites for kids that included the territories of the US. That way she knows about Guam, Puerto Rico, The American Samoas and the Virgin Islands. (It's ok, I couldn't remember them all either.)
I told Kathryn that the next time she's right and she KNOWS she's right, to feel free to stand up to her retarded teacher. I don't know if that's the right thing to do or not, but I'd love to go to bat for her. Can you imagine the newspaper headline? "Elementary School Teacher Can't Count to Fifty".