With their fingers firmly on the pulse of our schools, our Fearless Leaders have passed Educational Decree #543. Pursuant to this measure, no mention of politics is to occur in the classroom outside of the standard course of study. Teachers are fobidden mention of any political nominations, laws, or opinions they or anyone else not in a history book may have from right now into the forseeable future. Nor are they allowed any political signs, buttons, screensavers, or secret handsigns that might indicate their political affiliations or aspirations.
This is the most brilliant idea to come from our Fearless Leaders in months. Nothing good ever came from civilly discussing different political points of view with people different from yourself. For example, what happens if someone disagrees with you and makes a great case for their point of view? Are we supposed to change our minds?! No, the only political input students and teachers need can be gotten from TV ads and road signs.
This Decree will also effectively disband the Teen Democrats and Young Republicans clubs. I can’t see how they will be able to hold meetings without discussing political issues. I don’t really see this as a loss, however. I can’t think of a single instance where teens and young adults became politically motivated and effected any change worth mentioning.
We should all embrace Decree #543 even though it negates all the efforts of every teacher trying to make real connections between their subjects and students’ lives because it will make our life better.
“Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. The term is generally applied to behavior within civil governments, but politics has been observed in all human group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions.” – Wikipedia
So rejoice teachers! Celebrate Educational Decree #543! We are officially done with Faculty Meetings, SIP Brainstorming Sessions, and Collaborative Efforts! We are free at last!