Thursday, October 26, 2006

CHOOSE ONE: Fat or Stupid

The community center where my parents hosted an iftaar party last week has a Boys & Girls' Club attached to it; I happened to wander into the building in my hunger-induced delirium and found the above-posted atrocity displayed on a bulletin board, among an assortment of other health-related projects (the most disturbing of which was an art project in which kids cut out bodies sans heads of celebrities and athletes from magazines and, in place of their heads, glued a frenzied assortment of foods that they thought the celebrities/athletes ate...oh, how I wish someone had done Nicole Richie's emaciated frame).

It's pretty obvious that this kid doesn't know how to spell. I understand that childhood obesity is a problem that we as a nation need to address and all, but would it kill us to throw a few spelling lessons in there? Hey, I might've been a fat kid growing up but at least I knew how to spell.

Feeling good about the American education system? Check this out.


mist1 said...

From the title, I thought this was going to be a poll. I would rather be stupid. Pathetic, I know.

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Abstracting Silliness said...

Its all Microsoft Word's spell checker's fault.

Jill said...

I would rather be fat. If you really wanted to, you could get ambitious and lose the weight.

What can you do about being a moron? You probably wouldn't even notice and that scares me.

Since working in education in another country, I don't feel as comfortable complaining about education in the States. But complaining is the only way to improve things.

Crankster said...

Unfortunately, in my area, fat or stupid isn't a choice--it's a checklist.