Friday, November 25, 2005

Sticks and stones ...

A leftist high school teacher in Vermont is in the hot seat for salting his vocabulary quizzes with liberal propaganda, tweaking President Bush and the Evil Empire of the Far Right.

The Associated Press reports that Bret Chenkin, an English teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vt., gave the quiz several months ago, and it asked kids to fill in the right word on questions like this one:
"I wish Bush would be (coherent, eschewed) for once during a speech, but there are theories that his everyday diction charms the below-average mind, hence insuring him Republican votes."

("Coherent" is the right answer.)

Can you believe this guy is a so-called English teacher? A vocabulary test ... and he can't even spell "ensuring"!

4 comments:

Brandi said...

LOL, that is actually funny. I wish there was a spell check on these comment boxes though. I am horrible at it, but I am also not an English teacher teaching the future kids how to spell. ; )

Brandi

Anonymous said...

Here's one for the English teacher:

(insuring/ensuring)

--Richard Tallent (www.tallent.ius)

Anonymous said...

Feeling very silly now... just saw the last paragraph in your post ;)

--Richard

TexasFred said...

Spell Check is your friend...