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Teacher Uses Robber, Gun to Teach Kids Spelling
Parents shoot down lesson plan
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2012 12:10 AM CST
Shifty guy makes it into Queens lesson plan.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – How do you spell G-U-N? That's the lesson a 5-year-old girl brought home, complete with a picture of a pistol-packin' bank robber escaping with a bag of cash. "The first thing I thought was, ‘Oh no no no,’ I don't want you reading it, I don't want you spelling it. I don't even want you looking at the picture," Queens father Lawrence Gillman told NY 1. The teacher dropped the lesson after parent complaints, apologized, and said the illustration was a hold over from another other school where she apparently did a bang-up job.

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BeatBlaster
Feb 9, 2012 4:55 PM CST
For crying out loud! PARENTS! Get these words through your thick ass heads: THE "OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND" APPROACH DOES NOT WORK!
BoRainier
Feb 9, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Typical parent over reaction, kids have seen robbers in cartoons, I remember seeing Fred Flintstone dressed like a bandit to scare Wilma, this parent could have just explained to the child about robbers and how wrong could be, Dad missed the opportunity to teach a lesson to this kid.
odowd80
Feb 9, 2012 8:50 AM CST
Seriously? This was a problem? I realize this was a kindergarten class, but hasn't anyone seen prime-time TV lately? Or the evening news?