Academic Freedom In Peril: Patriot Teacher Reprimanded For Innocent 'How Is Obama Just Like Stalin?' Homework
A social studies teacher at Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia, gave students abrilliant lesson in logical fallacies last week with this homework question in a "current issues" class:
Find evidence for a comparison of Lenin/Stalin's methods of changing Russia from a capitalist country to a command country to Obama's methods of changing the United States from a capitalist country to a socialist country.
For some reason, a number of students and parents complained about the "analytical thinking" assignment to the school's administration, possibly because they have been brainwashed by leftist university professors. The assignment was withdrawn, and the teacher, a long-term substitute for the regular instructor, was reprimanded but will remain on the job. Her new assignment, which asks students to use science to prove that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light (show your work), is not expected to cause any problems.
Pretty much the only reporting on this story uses the tape from CBSAtlanta, which is worth a few words as well:
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.