I almost forgot that I wanted your esteemed opinion on something else.
The teenager comes to me last night complaining about this one teacher. He had some issues with her last year, but after a visit with her, I think we reached an agreement and had no further problems with the two of them.
This year, no issues reported yet. But he tells me this story. She offers History to the Grade 9’s.
They were speaking about the 2009 elections and the voting process and how it works. She told a story to illustrate, the story goes like this:
“If animals are called to vote, they first elect their representatives, being a lion, and a cockroach. If there are more cockroaches in the world, they will vote for the cockroach, and that’s how cockroaches stay into power”. Cockroaches are insects, not animals. Where do they fit in this anomaly? And do you get what she is alluding to here, or am I reading too much into this?
Another one. His class is predominantly black, comprising of only one white chap, and two coloured chaps (TA included). She says she dislikes everyone except xxx (the white chap). And they (the class) can maar draw their own conclusions why. TA thought it ridiculous. Do you see a problem here too?
Am I right to jump to conclusions, or am I just overly sensitive?