I must have been asleep the day they held the “How to Cuss” lesson in my school:
A British school was blasted Friday after kids as young as 11 were told to shout obscenities during a lesson in swearing.
Expletives like the f-word and c-word were written on a blackboard before a teacher explained their meaning to 30 seventh graders.
S.t Laurence School in Bradford on Avon, Wilts, claims it was part of a sex and relationship education program to “dispel” the myths of swear words.
The Sun reports that both parents and kids were “deeply upset.” (Can’t imagine why.) Of all of the things we can reliably say people will learn outside of the academic environment, I would have to say that cussing would be at the top of the list. There is absolutely no excuse of any kind for a teacher to do this. If the topic cannot be taught without purposely teaching behavior pretty well universally condemned in kids then it’s a topic that should wait until college.