Monday, November 10, 2008

Not Worth Mentioning...


The day after the election last week I asked William what the reaction was at his school. Except for one friend on the football team who championed Obama (which William wasn't brave enough to join, instead he just kept quiet, my chicken kid) he said everyone was bemoaning McCain's loss.

Well, I guess that's understandable. Teens often follow in their parents views. But, I said, at least your history teacher must have mentioned it. I mean, it's an American History class and if this isn't a historical American moment, I don't know what is!

"Actually, we had a sub."

Oh. So every day when he came home from school (came home from practice after school, actually), I asked - "So, did your history teacher mention the election."

Every day the same answer. - "No."

I wonder if the teacher is afraid of repercussions, incompetent, or simply has a mouth full of sour grapes.

Okay, okay, I'll post about something other than the election next.


Blogger Connie Carpenter Macko said...

Seriously? That's nutty! even if you can't bear to mention who won... the process, the electoral college, exit polls, access to voting, the list is ENDLESS! Of course I just realized today that I haven't posted to my blog since election day and I'm now quite HYSTERICAL that folks will think I'm a sulking crybaby right wing Christian conservative who doesn't want to talk!! Better get something together pretty soon...yikes LOL

5:04 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

It is too bad no teachers took the time to at least acknowledge the fact our country has made a huge step. Regardless of who you voted for, a reasonable discussion could be had.

8:34 AM  

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