**Posted by Phineas
Nope. I remember going to museums, and zoos, and observatories. We even went to a farm, where we got to milk the cows, harvest some eggs, and pick some produce. For a little kid in grammar school, those trips were fun.
Then again, we were never treated like slaves and had abuse hurled at us by our teachers, unlike these kids in Connecticut:
It was revealed this week that a school from Connecticut took their students on a field trip last November where the students reenacted slavery and had their teachers call them the N-word. The Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy took a four-day filed trip to the Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Massachusetts.
According to the parents, they were never told about the third day of the trip (when the reenactment took place).
“The re-enactment included having the students pretend to be on a slave ship, pretend to pick cotton, pretend the teachers were their slave masters, yelling the n-word at them and chasing them through the woods.”
This is a field trip taken by a group of 12 year olds! One of the parents spoke with a local news affiliate about the trip. She said, “The fact that they used the N-Word. How dare you say that to my child and call it an educational experience? How dare you say that to my child?” This same parent was shocked when the she found out this trip had been going on for years, but no one ever saw a problem with it.
And, yes, some of the children were Black. The stupidity required to think this would be a good idea is just mind-boggling. What’s next? Putting the kids in chains and staging a sale, so they can “develop empathy?”
Whatever happened to “let them read about slavery and explain to them why it was an awful thing?”
And this was in liberal, (supposedly) enlightened New England. Can you imagine the outcry if a school anywhere in the South did this?
These are the people we have teaching our children? No wonder home-schooling is becoming more and more popular.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)