Why Teachers Drink & Parents are Outraged. Should We Be Worried?

There is a lot of talk and controversy these days about how our children are being indoctrinated with such specious Marxist ideas as Critical Race Theory, the erroneous and debunked 1619 Project, and Critical Gender Theory that posits that gender division is a social construct and that there is no real difference between men and women.

In fact, say the CGT protagonists, humans are “gender-fluid,” meaning that biological boys born as biological boys can transition into girls if they want to, and vice-versa.

It is little wonder then that outraged parents coast to coast are rising up against this kind of political/social disinformation and caustic brainwashing and demanding answers to several troubling questions.

They are asking school boards why they are teaching children to hate our country and its founding fathers.

They are asking why schools are telling white children that they are oppressors and by being born white, they are innately racist while black, brown, and yellow children are oppressed and can never be racists.

Why are you pitting kindergartners and first graders against one another by separating them by race and ethnicity, they are asking.

And why aren’t you teaching our children how to read and write, to do math, to understand science, and to respect one another rather than to hate one another?

Good questions all, especially when you compare American students with those in other nations.

The Program for International Student Assessment tests 15-year-old students around the world and is administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2018, when the test was last administered, the U.S. placed 11th out of 79 countries in science. It did worse in math, ranking 30th.

The U.S. scored 478 in math, below the OECD average of 489. That’s well below the scores of the top five, all of which were Asian nations: Singapore at 569, Macao at 555, Hong Kong at 551, Taiwan at 531, and Japan at 527. China was not included in this ranking, because only four provinces participated.

In science, the United States scored at 502, above the OECD average of 489, but still behind several other nations. The top five highest-scoring countries were Singapore at 551, Macao at 544, Estonia at 530, Japan at 529, and Finland at 522.

These low scores mean that American students may not be as prepared to take high-paying computer and engineering jobs, which often go to foreign workers. While Silicon Valley is America’s high-tech innovation center, one reason for its success is the cultural diversity of its foreign-born software engineers—not American engineers.

Less you think that this is nothing to worry about, here is something I received recently via email. It’s entitled: “Why Teachers Drink.” You might find it illuminating. I certainly did. While some of the answers are amusing and waggish, they are also disquieting. Take a look.


The following questions were set in last year’s GED examination These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard, and vinegar

Q. How is dew formed?
A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A.. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed. (Definitely more important than financial solvency)

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A.. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids?
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now, there is little hope)

Q… What happens to your body as you age?
A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A.. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true)

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes?
A.. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination?
A… When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A.. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. The abdomen)?
A.. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U (wtf!)

Q. What is the fibula?
A.. A small lie

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A.. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control?
A.. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium. (That would work)

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section’?
A.. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A.. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)

Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A.. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (Brilliant)


Q. What is a turbine?

A.. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head. Once a Arab boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head. (Now we’re getting somewhere)

About Ronald E. Yates

Ronald E. Yates is an award-winning author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. Read More About Ron Here

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