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  •  My fourth grade teacher (1+ / 0-)
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    Mrs. Thomas.  Verbally abusive, a poor teacher, and just a generally evil woman.

    When she died, I told my mother I should go to the funeral.  I got a rather odd look from her as she know I had hated Mrs. Thomas (along with everybody else).  I had to amplify that, "To make sure the bitch is really dead."

    I didn't go, but I did hear that some students did.  Mostly to make sure the bitch was really dead.  She was.

    My Home Ec teacher was a dream come true (boys took home ec when I was in school, not just the girls, and the girls took shop, not just the boys).  

    I wasn't a very good cook (I'm still not), but she helped me out a lot and graded me on improvement than raw talent.  Which is good, it meant I got a decent grade rather than the D my skill really deserved--even though I was working very hard.  

    She also taught me to sew far more stitches than my mother could, and that was something I was good at.  I still use that skill regularly today and thank her for it.

    So for me, fourth grade was a lost year, but fortunately my third, fifth, and sixth grade teachers were far better than merely average and it ended up costing me nothing--except a little self-assurance and self-respect.

    (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

    by Lonely Liberal in PA on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 09:08:31 AM PST

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