Sorry, that should read Worst Teacher of the Year.
When you’re this stupid, no amount of higher education is going to make you into a teacher.
A high school teacher wanted share an important life lesson with his students.
But a dull lecture just wouldn’t do. So he planned a simple interactive exercise. All he needed was some scrap paper for each student and a recycling bin at the front of the room.
He set up the exercise by telling the class that they represent the country’s population and everyone has a chance to get rich. But there was a catch:
“To move into the upper class, all you must do is throw your wadded-up paper into the bin while sitting in your seat.”
The results were about what you’d expect. Most of the students in the front made it into the bin, and most of the students in the back didn’t.
The teacher explained: “The closer you were to the recycling bin, the better your odds. This is what privilege looks like.”
Understandably, the only students who complained about fairness were those in the back of the room.
Students in the front of the room, however, focused only on the task at hand with little consideration for their advantage — their privilege.
That’s how privilege works. It can give us clearer insight into both our present and future. But it can also distract us from the challenges people behind us face in pursuit of the same goals.
In that sense, people with privilege can themselves be an obstacle to social mobility for the underprivileged.
Wow. The stupid is strong with this one. There are many holes in his idea, the most blatant of which is seating arrangement: Did he choose where everyone is sitting, or did the students?
If he chose the seating, then he is the granter or said “Privilege.” And is therefore the one responsible for the downfall of his theory.
If the students did so, they they are the ones at fault for their lack of having an “advantage” over the students further back.
And since students who sit up at the front of the class are already more likely to study harder and get better grades to earn this so called “privilege”, and the students at the back more likely to half-ass their free public education and be stuck behind the “middle-class” in terms of living standards, then they are the only ones holding themselves back.
In either case, all this teacher has done is show folks who don’t worry about something as asinine as “privilege” that the whole purpose behind the idea is to divide people and cause those less successful to be jealous and angry at the more successful.
Which should be grounds for stripping this “teacher” of his credentials. Using class time to make one group of students hate another group is not what he is getting paid for.