Comments: Things I find interesting

Re: Kaplan

Not funny. That would be an appalling thing to say to any child, even without the racial stuff. With it, of course, Ms Kaplan should be re-routed to her true calling-- unemployment.

Kids of that age, all of them, are particularly easy targets when it comes to disparaging their families. When such disparagement comes from an adult, their worst insecurities are validated.

Posted by pericat at October 30, 2003 08:20 PM

I know. The very fact that this person wasn't automatically FIRED tells me that this society isn't nearly as knee-jerk PC as some people claim it is.

Posted by Anne at October 31, 2003 09:16 AM

PC? Ha! "PC!" is the rejoinder hurled back at anyone who protests lack of civility.

I, too, don't understand why she wasn't fired immediately. One would think that degrading students would be a zero-tolerance activity. I'm trying and failing to come up with anything that would qualify as an extenuating circumstance.

Posted by pericat at October 31, 2003 10:06 PM