Education

Worst Lesson Plan Idea Ever?

By Anthony Rebora — May 18, 2010 1 min read

A geometry teacher in Jefferson County, Ala., was paid a visit by the Secret Service after he reportedly attempted to elucidate a lesson on parallel lines and angles by illustrating where one would need to be positioned in order to shoot President Obama.

The secret service did not find a “credible threat,” and the teacher is not expected to be placed on leave or be terminated—though he is apparently going to get a good talking-to. “We are going to have a long conversation with him about what’s appropriate,” the district’s superintendent said. “It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words.” Ya think?

(Hat Tip: Talking Points Memo.)

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.