As a certified teacher, I know that teachers are supposed to work according to
the culture that their students live in. This assignment seems to fit Utah
Too often we see this pattern: Someone is offended. They
rant. They demand. Capitulation occurs.WhetherOxborrow/Highland High,Peter Metcalf/Outdoor Retailers,Transgender people/bathroom facilities,Etc,The pattern is
the same.Rarely do those offended offer meaningful solutions.The basic idea of the assignment sounds appropriate: Identify the
appropriate interests and perceptions of boys & girls of dating age then fit
those into a budget.
"It's just not okay." So....why is it not okay? Care to explain?This feels like another pointless crusade by the left to eliminate
traditional gender roles. Because apparently traditional gender roles are
I wish the article explained the problem. All kinds of horror but no details.
Usually boys want to know what girls are thinking and girls want to know what
boys are thinking. What is the harm in that?
Sorry, this parent needs to get a grip. The student could have brought up the
gender roles or "stereotypes" in class and fostered a discussion.
Hence, a learning opportunity missed. Or maybe one granted on how to use the
media for your 15 minutes of fame.
I'd been wondering what the definition of "date" is here in
Utah-planned, paired off, paid for-is what young people are told. Everywhere
else it is understood "date" includes sleeping together and boys are no
longer expected to take the initiative and ask.
Not sure what the big deal is. It is just a list of how to treat your date
well, aka with manners.
Sounds like a great lesson all the way around. Bring up these concerns as part
of the discussion on roles. Great job teacher!
The family did exactly the correct thing. Unless it goes viral, the
administration won't touch it.
A lot on nothing that isn't even note worthy. Just some people wanting
their 5 minutes of fame. Oh look, I already forgot what this is really all
Yes, I cannot believe the "legs" this story has.Maybe mom
should just homeschool - to make sure everything is done correctly!
Its not really a scandal, but it is a very poorly planned lesson.The
class is "financial literacy", so the assignment should contain
suggestions for staying under the budget of $5. Instead, the lesson plan was
littered with rules on how to behave on a date. That has nothing to do with
finances. Strip out the silliness and stick to financial literacy. Let the
class vote on which team ("date") did the most with their $10.
Much ado about nothing
First of all, I can't believe this "scandal" made the news.
Secondly, why not keep the assignment and just make appropriate changes to it is
so there are no traumatized students and parents?? Simple fix with minimal