Last week, a student stated that “school shouldn’t be mandatory because it sucks.” While I know that at 13, many of them think that anything NOT meeting their exact specifications at any exact moment “sucks” this particular comment INFURIATES ME. So, I was totally calm and let it roll off my back started in on a rant that would hopefully INFLUENCE THE CHILDREN, and make them school lovers.
At the end of said rant, I mentioned that in other countries, students and their parents have to pay for them to recieve educations, even as young as kindergarten. I said, “Some students would give their left arm to be educated for free, that’s how much they want to be in school!”
I felt very smug until a student raised her hand and said, “What if they’re right handed?”
I was confused.
“You know, if they’re right handed? Wouldn’t they give their RIGHT hand, since that’s like, a bigger sacrifice?”
I’m really glad they’re getting THE BIG PICTURE of what I’m teaching.