Education: I don’t recall field trips like this when I was young

Posted by: Phineas on September 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

**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.

via Wayward_Okie

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Education: I don’t recall field trips like this when I was young”

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  1. Steve Skubinna says:

    According to the parents, they were never told about the third day of the trip

    Well, yeah. Would you have told the parents? What, are you stupid or something? Besides, without this “re-enactment” the kids might never have gotten the message that slavery’s baaaaaad, m’kay?

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The left dwells on race issues and “racism” to the point it has become a neurosis with them. One reason is they imagine this country, especially us self-satisfied philistines in the subculture South (sarc), to be caught in a warp step that keeps our racial maturity bogged down in antebellum times. They are oblivious to the fact that this notion is not widely shared, held, or a part of reality.

    It is sort of like people who spread rumors. The inflammatory nature of the unfounded narrative is indicative of the psychology of the individual behind the tale.

  3. ALman says:

    In Colonial times, various forms of punishment were used: the stocks, the pillory, the whipping post, and the ducking stool. Maybe, there could be a field trip and the use of these could be demonstrated with certain Congressmen as participants.

  4. Carlos says:

    Why not throw in about 50% of the older teachers, too, and nearly 100% of the mushmind idiots that have only been indoctrinating for 30 years or less? Seems they are the ones to be most concerned about, and stocks, being pilloried and/or whipped, and being dunked would be fitting punishment for not only leading wasted lives but screwing up the lives of the “precious little charges” they indoctrinate daily.

    After all, wouldn’t that be the real “It’s for the children” reason for once?

  5. TomTB says:

    Are these students taught that slavery was practiced in the Western Hemisphere by the Native Americans centuries before Columbus sailed? That the Portuguese had ten times the African slave trade to their Brazilian colony than what’s now the U.S. American South ever did? That Africans were captured and enslaved by other Africans, THEN traded for goods to Europeans? We can’t change History, but we can tell the truth without making demons out of some, and innocents out of others.