Mom came back from my sisters schools parent orientation and says that the principal was trying to persued the parents into getting "kosher" cell phones for their daughters. She began discussing the "evils" of the internet and TV.
She said how the teachers have a special key that if the teacher gets distracted she can turn off all the moniters at the same time, so that the students wouldn't do anyting innappropriate without supervision.
When my mom said that my sister screamed "HAAAA!!! Thats just why last year I couldn't find a picture of Big Ben building the clock tower in England, but my classmates were able to watch Gossip Girl in class."
Then my sister started freaking out about how stupid the teachers are, and how not nice my mom was for not yelling at the principal for being an idiot.
Mom said many of the parents were nodding along to the "evil"ness of the internet.
Then the teacher started giving an entire history lesson and mentioned how Sputnik changed the entire educational system in America, and all the parents looked confused!!
No wonder these parents agree with the principal that internet is bad, its because they have no freakin idea about anything at all. Mom was like "its not that they didn't know what Sputnik was, its just that they all got completely confused when she tried to combine a few ideas into one."
I find human stupidity hilarious.
I can't figure out if these parents even speak to their daughters. How could they not know that students manage to watch all this stuff, and the administration is just full of it? Or how could they get confused when Sputnik comes into the picture?
Some people are just not very bright. And my sisters school is made up of mostly rich JAPpy people. One of the greatest frum schools out there as well. How are they be so dumb to not realize that filters are full of crap? And internet is not bad, its just that students should be taught things.
btw, I'm sure you've heard, but Rav Kaminetsky (if mom didn't confuse names) banned cell phones with internet.
I'm a heretic. lol. Just got me an awesome pink palm pilot. I read blogs during my lunch hour. :)