Big Brother, Kindergarten Style

Kindergarten Votes Student Out Of Class

After each classmate was allowed to say what they didn’t like about Barton’s 5-year-old son, Alex, his Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo said they were going to take a vote, Barton said.

By a 14 to 2 margin, the students voted Alex — who is in the process of being diagnosed with autism — out of the class.

It appears this teacher has watched a little too much reality tv. He’d been sent to the principal’s office. Again. Only this time when he returned, he was made to stand at the front of the classroom and everyone was encouraged to say why they didn’t like him. Then they voted him ‘off the island.”

bad boy

What a cute little boy. You can just look at him, though, and see that he’s a monster. He just looks… bad. He has that Eddie Munster thing going on.  He also looks just like one of my nephews.

I have issues with this.  In fact, I feel as though it’s pretty fucked up.  Firstly, the *grownups* on reality shows VOLUNTEER for it. He wasn’t really given a choice in his participation.  I find myself without any idea what could have possibly been done as an alternative, but i feel very strongly that this is not what should have happened.

I’m going to slightly shift the subject for a moment while I contemplate suggestions for a less scarring discipline for a badly behaving child:

The Comments:

As is the case with most newstories, the comment section is often much better than the story itself.  The 23 paragraph diatribe by someone without any idea how to spell. Anything.  The very odd militant posters who are always so very angry.  Oft times i feel like their anger isn’t even about the subject matter of the original article.  This particular section had a very special comment.  It was dreamy and surreal and included a whole little ..collage of Kurt Cobain/Nirvana links.  I am not at all sure why a youtube video of “Lake of Fire” is the slightest bit relevant?   But this is why i say “Comments” sections are never to be missed.


~ by Layla on May 27, 2008.

3 Responses to “Big Brother, Kindergarten Style”

  1. I want to murder that teacher…God.

  2. Brilliant!

  3. thats for sure, bro

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