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Three Little Pigs Demonized By Leftist Educator. Stupid indoctrination?

MkB 2011/08/03 07:38:17
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Ellen Wolpert, a longtime “early childhood educator” in Massachusetts,
penned an article entitled, “Rethinking ‘The Three Little Pigs.’”


… one of the most fundamental messages of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ is
that it belittles straw and stick homes and the ‘lazy types’ who build
them. On the other hand, the story extols the virtues of brick homes,
suggesting that they are built by serious, hardworking people and are
strong enough to withstand adversity.

“Is there any coincidence
that brick homes tend to be built by people in Western countries, often
by those with more money? That straw homes are more common in
non-European cultures, particularly Africa and Asia?”
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  • GINGERBREAD 2011/08/03 17:38:28
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    GINGERBREAD
    +4
    What every body don't understand is the "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY" is just not a western anomaly. Every body in the world understands "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY". The only ones that don't understand this are the liberals, socialists and communists, because an irresponsible citizen is easier to control.
  • COCO GINGERB... 2011/08/03 19:14:59
  • Dagon 2011/08/03 17:35:42
  • texasred 2011/08/03 17:16:40 (edited)
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    texasred
    +3
    Progressives teach revisionist history and now want to push revisionist fairy tales that teach nothing but..... Progressivism. Stupid, stupid people.
  • none 2011/08/03 17:16:36
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    none
    +3
    Where do these idiots come from. Just when you think you've heard the height of insanity from the left there's something new that pops up and raises the bar.
  • Jackie 2011/08/03 17:03:50
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Jackie
    +1
    What a moron.
  • rocat 2011/08/03 16:59:14
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    rocat
    +3
    i'll huff and i'll puff...
    and blow this BS away-

    where do these folks come from???
  • Sheila 2011/08/03 16:43:48
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Sheila
    +4
    LMAO. Leave it to someone to find the WRONG moral to the story!! Typical lib thought. God forbid we teach our children to be prepared and that hard work pays off in the long run. Hate to think of what she would say about the Grasshopper and the Ants.
  • templer003 2011/08/03 16:43:48
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    templer003
    +3
    all in all she's just another brick in the wall. Hey teacher leave those kids alone !!!! shes brick wall hey teacher leave kids bad teachers
  • 56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA... 2011/08/03 16:31:04
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    +5
    just bs
    moral of the story is about working hard . . . getting ahead in life!
    ACHIEVEMENT . . .SUCCESS . . .
    wth . . .
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2011/08/03 16:00:44
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +4
    Another Jeanine Garafalo wannabe, this time in the author world.

    Whatever happened to Sandra Bernhard?

    jeanine garafalo wannabe author world sandra bernhard sandra bernhard
  • Sheila CUDDLY ... 2011/08/03 16:45:11
    Sheila
    +3
    Ya gotta wonder if this picture should be titled the one who smelled it is the one who dealt it!

    And God, who cares!!!
  • Jackie CUDDLY ... 2011/08/03 17:07:35
    Jackie
    +2
    She uglied away.
  • AL CUDDLY ... 2011/08/03 20:59:43
    AL
    +1
    WOW! was she the only servivor in that head on collision?
  • Hamm0ck... CUDDLY ... 2011/08/03 23:07:05
    Hamm0ckjames
    +2
    She's the Gorilla cookie mold they couldn't break,,,lol,,,,,,,
  • sglmom 2011/08/03 16:00:11
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    sglmom
    +7
    You know what .. I always thought that the 3 little pigs emphasized Working HARD, providing as best you could and the virtues of caring for FAMILY members too ...

    TIME to RETIRE the tenured, entitled one .. there's something /funny/ in the air around her ..
  • mustangluver 2011/08/03 15:55:08
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    mustangluver
    +7
    Now they are attacking fairy tales? I guess that's all there is folks! The left is hard at work...LOL..i wish someone could huff and puff the White House down...
  • jasmine1 2011/08/03 15:51:07
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    jasmine1
    +6
    This woman makes a great case against tenure!
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2011/08/03 15:48:21
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +9
    The Left is working overtime promoting their ridiculous ideas...............

    I have always thought the 3 little Pigs emphasized reason and lauded hard work.....
    It certainly doesn't support the plantation mentality.
  • Birthpangs 2011/08/03 15:44:09
  • JanHopkins 2011/08/03 15:35:45
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    JanHopkins
    +7
    Can't wait to see what she makes of "The Little Red Hen". The little red hen found some wheat seeds and asked the rest of the barnyard animals for help to plant, harvest, grind, and bake the wheat into bread. When they refused to help in each step of the work she said "then I shall do it myself"...and she did. When the bread was baked she asked "who shall eat the bread?" all the barnyard animals cried I will! I will!. The little red hen pointed out that they had refused to do any of the work and she ate the bread herself.
  • Sheila JanHopkins 2011/08/03 16:46:44
    Sheila
    +3
    Well that is obviously a selfish bird! LOL, my first thought was the Grasshopper and the Ants. She would have a field day with that one too.
  • JanHopkins Sheila 2011/08/04 03:59:43
    JanHopkins
    She was a fed up bird.
  • Racefish 2011/08/03 15:06:46
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Racefish
    +8
    Another fool with too much time on her hands.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2011/08/03 15:02:09
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +4
    Meh... there are folks like this. I had a professor who believed that Curious George promoted imperialism & that Winnie the Pooh was racist/homophobic. Well, that and all children's stories are "ageist" - because a two year old is fully capable of reading Moby Dick.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2011/08/03 14:54:23
  • Kane Fernau 2011/08/03 14:40:44
    Spot on. The truth is finally revealed.
    Kane Fernau
    +9
    Did you wonder where the Obama voters came from?
  • Birthpangs Kane Fe... 2011/08/03 15:45:37
  • HOMBRE Kane Fe... 2011/08/03 16:32:35
    HOMBRE
    +4
    I see where they hang out
    hang head up butt
  • freebirdie 2011/08/03 13:58:40 (edited)
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    freebirdie
    +8
    UH-- 'brick' and concrete homes were built in Haiti and China because they all collapsed during earthquakes and killed so many! Never been to Africa so I can't answer for them, but really, who gave this woman permission to teach kids? RESCUE THE KIDS FROM HER!
  • SK-pro impeachment 2011/08/03 13:49:28
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    SK-pro impeachment
    +8
    Never know whether to ROFL or ROFC (crying) or just be flat out PISSED OFF at these people! Always a mixed bag with these morons.
  • irish 2011/08/03 13:49:18
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    irish
    +7
    seriously! where does she get that??? the moral of the story is and always has been if you work hard and plan well you will be better off than the ones who plan poorly. somewhat like the ant and the grasshopper.
    this "educator" is reading into a simple example story something that was never there to begin with. she has problems.
  • Plantgypc 2011/08/03 13:43:18
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Plantgypc
    +6
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    cigar cigar cigar
  • Kiosk Kid 2011/08/03 13:31:35
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Kiosk Kid
    +12
    Doesn't Marxism reward failure and punish sucess?
  • harley oldman 2011/08/03 13:18:12
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    harley oldman
    +6
    And this is SURPRISING to WHO ?
  • babaji5150~solo 2011/08/03 12:57:41
  • bags 2011/08/03 12:50:46 (edited)
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    bags
    +9
    And I always thought it showed that a good strong building would keep you safe where flimsier materials wouldn't. That survival depended on a strong work ethic and that playtime may have been fun, but it wasn't looking ahead to adversity.

    edit:
    The history of the story....http://www.surlalune...
  • Bob DiN 2011/08/03 12:45:16
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    Bob DiN
    +6
    I expect no less from someone who is moronic enough to be a progressive in the first place.
  • dave b 2011/08/03 12:40:38
    Ridiculous. What is she smoking?
    dave b
    +8
    Oh jeez.....hey lady, life isnt fair.
    All people arent the same, and no amount of Liberal 'interpretation' will ever change that simple truth.
  • COCO dave b 2011/08/03 19:21:25
    COCO
    +1
    Exactly,she is just another cry baby pandering to irresponsible behavior.

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