Worst Teacher Ever?

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Posted March 30, 2009 by Rachelle Owen

Dennis Township Middle School seems to have a problem. I know not every teacher is cool with animal rights, but have you seen the news about the Dennis Township Middle School teacher who reportedly encouraged students to put a frog’s skin into a student’s purse only to later have the same student carry a bag containing a frog’s head around school? It’s totally sick and inappropriate, and did I mention that the student was speaking out against the cruel dissection industry that same day? What kind of teacher would do that? And what kind of school would tolerate such a discriminatory and cruel thing from a teacher?

I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all, and considering New Jersey state law ensures that students get alternatives to dissection, it’s pretty clear that there is something very wrong about what happened!

Please write to the school’s principal, Jim DiCarlo, urging him to discipline the teacher responsible, eliminate these outdated animal dissections, and implement humane alternatives. His email is jdicarlo@dennistwpschools.org.

Millions of frogs are captured in the wild and killed each year for use in classroom dissections. As a result, some frog populations have diminished sharply and some species have been virtually eliminated, disrupting fragile ecosystems around the world. Not only is this cruel, it is also unnecessary. Studies have repeatedly shown that students learn anatomy just as well—and often better—when they use virtual dissection programs instead of real animals.

Visit CutOutDissection.com to learn more about animals killed for the dissection industry. School should be a place for education, not a forum for teachers to bully around students trying to spread a message of compassion.


-Pulin
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  • 2247 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m super glad that my science teachers don’t believe in dissections. There are plenty of virtual dissection if you want to learn about an animals body.

  • 2248 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Teachers should never ever put down a student and what that student stands for, whether it be something religious or moral. Encouraging this kind of behavior is sick and disgusting, especially when its coming from a person who has so much influence over a child’s views. It not only promotes animal cruelty, but also hatred towards people, which I’m sure even non-vegetarians,non-vegans,or non-PETA people can agree with.

  • 2248 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s a bunch of BS. I know any teacher here in my district would get fired so fast for doing that their head would spin. I’m not taking biology, I don’t need it to graduate with a regents diploma. No frogs will die for my “education”. Dissection doesn’t even teach you that much.

  • 2249 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what is wrong with that teacher!!
    actions better be takin against him!!

  • 2249 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats absolutly horrible!

  • 2249 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People who want to be teachers need to be able to teach compassion – to humans AND animals.

  • 2249 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s sick! It’s cruel and emotionally scarring. How the hell could a respected teacher do that??? That teacher should be fired. I don’t agree with disection anyway, but that is crossing the line! My teachers used to fail me when I wouldn’t do disection and spoke up for animal rights, but they never did anything even close to that! It’s just…. sick!!! I hope the teacher is fired and left without any job for the rest of his/her life.

  • 2249 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I recently heard about the teacher who encouraged a student to put the remains of a frog into another student’s purse. This is sick, disgusting, and wrong.
    Dissection is cruel and outdated. There is NO reason for it anymore, as humane alternatives are available. Cutting up animals in school encourages violence. If I’m not mistaken, Jeffery Dahmer that said his obsession with death and killing came from dissection. In the FBI’s serial killer profiling, cruelty to animals is one of the biggest warning signs. Encouraging kids that it is okay to harm animals, and ESPECIALLY encouraging kids to not only harm animals but then use a corpse as a joke is disrespectful and scary.
    The teacher responsible needs to be fired for his inappropriate, unprofessional, and immature behavior. If not, at very minimum suspended without pay.

  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I wish I was home schooled. You know an elective class at my school dissected fish for no reason? The whole school smelled like death for two days.

  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s sick! :S

  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that’s disgusting. i’m glad my anatomy teacher let me skip out on dissecting the fetal pig.

  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Glad I’m homeschooled.

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