A head teacher has been receiving threats and abuse from moronic parents who don’t agree with her rules. All but one of her rules make perfect sense to me but to the average spoiled brat who is now the parent of an uber-spoiled brat, they will all be annoying.
The article is written to blame the whole thing on the few parents she asked not to smoke at the school gates. Okay, she has no business banning smoking anywhere outside the school gates – but did she ban it? The article says she asked them not to. That is not the same as imposing a ban. If you ‘ask me not to’ I can respond with ‘Okay, no problem’ or ‘Drive nails through it and ram it into an orifice sideways, then fit a high power drill to the end of it and turn it on’. It all depends on how you ask.
A ban has legal force. Asking does not. Since she has no authority outside the school gates, I’m betting she just asked. Some will have said ‘Okay’ and some will have gone off on one.
Even so, all the threats are implied to have come from the smokers. The comments are full of ASH drones and Mocktober idiots who have fallen for it hook, line and sinker. They fall for anything.
(There are a few places left on the Octabber response. We have a plan for excess contributions too, nothing will be wasted).
All the threats are from smokers, eh?
A group of parents have allegedly now threatened to smoke in a ‘picket line’ outside the school gates.
They had also vowed in online messages to ‘smash up the van’ the parent sold the cakes from after they were branded ‘unhealthy’.
Interesting. So ‘smokers’ think little cakes are ‘unhealthy’. Does that really sound like it comes from smokers? Or does it sound more like it comes from the drones of the anti-everything brigade? As for the ‘smoking picket’, I suppose that depends on the tone and manner in which she asked them not to smoke. We smokers are a little touchy at the moment. None of the antismokers are capable of grasping any reason as to why that might be, but we are. The slightest hint of pomposity will make us arch our backs, fluff out our tails and hiss. Oh yes, smokers have tails. They teach the kids that in school.
So is it really only the smokers? Here are the rules this head teacher imposed.
Children banned from bringing toys and games to school.
Perfectly sensible. They are there to learn, not play. That was in place in the sixties and seventies too. Kids fighting over toys, losing or breaking toys, does not improve their learning. Some modern spoiled-bastard parents will whine ‘Oh but Little Johhny must have his favourite toy at all times. Banning it is sooo unfair!’ There is where the threats come from.
‘Responsible thinking room’ scrapped and lunchtime detentions introduced for children aged over seven who misbehave.
Absolutely agree. She has removed the stupid leftie nonsense of isolation rooms and gone back to the straight ‘you mess with us and you get punished’ of proper teaching. The spoiled-bastard parents won’t like that.
Two-minute detention time handed out for every minute a child aged over seven is late to school.
Love it. Why are they late for school? Because their parents can’t be bothered to get them there on time. It’s the parents’ fault the kid is in detention and they will not accept that, neither will they like it.
Lunchtime detentions for pupils to complete homework or class work if not done on time.
We had that also in the sixties and seventies. I spent many a lunchtime writing out an incomprehensible sentence a hundred times. It was better than the cane but still, it was a lesson in ‘don’t get caught again’. Modern progressive idiot parents won’t like it.
Parents asked not to smoke at school gates.
The only one that doesn’t have a bullet point in the mail list. Just slipped in there. I don’t recall parents smoking at the school gates when I was a kid but then there were very few parents at those gates. We were expected to survive the journey home and we did. Every day. In those days, we learned self-reliance, a skill that has sadly gone the way of the pollarder. Few can do it now.
Reading diaries issued to encourage children to improve literacy while at home.
I see nothing wrong with that. Sounds as if they just keep a note of what books they’ve read. eBooks will count. Lefty parents will insist this is ‘nanny state stuff’ which needs a bigger word than irony.
Naughty children taught by teachers rather than supervised by staff in exclusion rooms.
*blink* You mean… they’ve been putting kids in solitary? Just… what the blistering fuck? Good on this headmaster for stopping this monstrosity.
More time spent by teachers giving feedback to pupils about their homework.
They used to do that in the old days anyway. They didn’t mince words either.
Teachers lesson plans closely scrutinised and given more training and advice.
Sounds good to me.
The only thing I could take any issue with in that list, and it’s really not much of an issue, is where she asks smokers not to smoke outside her school. Inside the grounds she has the right to declare a ban. All schools have always banned it anyway, but we had bike sheds. Outside the school she has no right to declare a ban – but she did not do that. She asked them not to smoke. That’s all. Anyone can ask me not to smoke any time they like and as I said, I will either not smoke or smoke more depending on how I’m asked and depending on the reason for the asking.
The rest of the rules would not trouble me at all. Why would anyone be bothered by them?
Mrs Papas, 53, said she was shocked when she saw the petition and did not expect it at the school because it is much more ‘middle-class’ than the one she ran before.
She is the same age as me. In our youth, the middle class were sensible if somewhat staid people. The modern middle class would be better described as the mindless class. They cannot be bothered thinking and want someone else to do it for them. They accept every insane ‘progressive’ idea and they rail against any return to reality. Every single item on that head teacher’s utterly sensible list will send the modern mindless class into a rage – except the ‘would you mind not smoking’ item. They’ll love that one, it lets them hate someone else more.
As with everything else that’s blamed on smoking, this is easily debunked as being just another poorly contrived antismoker propaganda exercise. The hate is not coming from smokers, it is coming from ‘progressive’ haters. See how many commenters insist that all smokers are fat and on benefits in this middle class area. Ask yourself ‘Who is the stupid one?’
Antismokers, we smokers don’t hate you. We don’t care enough about you to have any feelings about you at all.
You are simply not relevant.