Friday, June 03, 2011

Non-Progressive Pedagogy

By Nicholas Stix

This morning, our son was running late with one major project, and had forgotten to turn in another one, which was due days ago. This inspired The Boss to suggest, in the best tradition of West Indian sadism, that maybe the boy needs a little public humiliation. She recalled the day, circa 1973, when her late father, then around 49, met the older, Indian-born principal at the secondary school his three eldest daughters (of seven) were attending. In front of the girls, Pa told the man, “Give them licks, if they deserve it, because one deaf, one blind, one dumb!”

The principal took to Pa right away.

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