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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:20 AM

 

High school teacher under investigation for saying “vagina” during anatomy lesson

High school teacher under investigation for saying “vagina” during anatomy lesson
Teacher Tim McDaniel is also in hot water for asking students to write critical response papers on climate change.



High school science teacher Tim McDaniel is being investigated by Idaho’s professional standards commission because he allegedly used the word “vagina” while teaching a 10th grade biology lesson on reproduction and anatomy.

According to a report from the Times-News, four parents complained to school officials after learning that McDaniel explained the biology of an orgasm and used the word “vagina” during a lesson on human reproduction in his sophomore science class.

A disciplinary letter from the Idaho State Department of Education also accused McDaniels of showing a video clip in class depicting an infection of genital herpes and teaching about different forms of birth control. The letter also alleges that McDaniels told inappropriate jokes in class.

McDaniel also found himself in hot water for asking his students to write a critical response paper on climate change after showing them “An Inconvenient Truth.”


http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/high_school_teacher_under_investigation_for_saying_vagina_during_anatomy_lesson/

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Reply High school teacher under investigation for saying “vagina” during anatomy lesson (Original post)
nonoyes Mar 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #1
Cirque du So-What Mar 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #3
earthside Mar 2013 #7
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #8
onehandle Mar 2013 #4
timdog44 Mar 2013 #10
tabasco Mar 2013 #5
Squinch Mar 2013 #6
niyad Mar 2013 #9

Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. Well, if he had been a math teacher, I could see the problem...

But in an anatomy lesson, I'm not sure what the alternative, more acceptable, term would be.

"Secret mommy part"?

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:27 AM

2. 'Vagina' is inappropriate for a 10th grade biology class?

In what century is this school board operating? What's wrong with discussing STDs, for that matter? Or even climate change. The only thing with which I could possibly find fault is the possibility of 'inappropriate jokes,' as I consider practically any joke inappropriate in a classroom discussion of this nature. Want politically-incorrect jokes? Go to a comedy club!

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:27 AM

3. Um. Is Idaho returning to the dark ages? How much will this state repress education?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:44 AM

7. "Returning"? n/t

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Response to earthside (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:53 AM

8. My bad.

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:28 AM

4. Clearly a violation. There were no vaginas in the 1950s.

My impression of Idaho is that nothing has changed there since the 1950s.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:08 PM

10. Exactly.

Probably no vaginas in Idaho.

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

5. Idaho State Department of Education =

Idaho State Department of Stupidity

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:43 AM

6. Hereinafter, all vaginas in the state of Idaho are to be referred to as 'Mrs. Lunas' after the

Idaho State Dept of Education superintendent, Tom Luna, who helped bring the state to this ridiculous state of affairs. He's also a buddy of Mitt Romney's, so they could just call them "Anns" for short

I mean, as long as "vagina" is a dirty word, and all...

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Response to nonoyes (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:04 PM

9. there is apparently no end to their stupdity and woman-hatred.

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