Teacher Goes Seuss On Parents Opposed To CRT

Teacher Goes Seuss On Parents Opposed To CRT

Teacher Goes Seuss On Parents Opposed To CRT

‘Tis the season” for nutjob teachers. It appears some parents were concerned about the content in books gracing the library shelves at their children’s schools. So, this teacher in Leander, Texas took it upon herself to shut them down.

Krista Tyler (who, of course, identifies as she/her/hers) is an instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School. In response to the recent controversy and concerned parents and guardians, she crafted up a witty little Dr. Seuss-style poem to read to those in attendance at a recent board meeting:

Words from an instructional technology specialist. Most of the time, these “specialists” are certificated teachers who assist other teachers in the classroom with their instructional technology. This could be anything from classroom hardware to grading platforms to setting up their curriculum in one easy-to-find place for students. Over the years, the move has been to get these instructional technology specialists away from actually doing the things that would help teachers better engage and educate our children to frying bigger fish – advocating and incorporating CRT trainings for these teachers and other district staff members. Read=the children do not benefit from this at all.

Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not. These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes fright./ It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right./ But whatever the reason, their brains or their fright,/ they can’t follow policy in plain black and white.”-Krista Tyler

Yes, Krista. We’re sure everyone in Leander loved the fact that their students would have access to reading books with semi-pornographic content. Books like Lawn Boy, by Jonathan Evison, which includes long sections of a boy reminiscing about explicit experiences he had at 10 years old; and Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe, which includes photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man. Let’s throw The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky in there, too. This book actually goes into great detail on how to solicit sex in a public park. Real, wholesome reading there.

But, oh…the censorship! We cannot have that in our schools, right? At least, this is the argument of this teacher-turned-instructional technology specialist:

These bigots don’t get to choose for us, that’s clear. Then how, I am wondering, did we even get here./ They growl at our meetings, all hawing and humming,/ ‘We must stop this indoctrination from coming!’/ They’ve come for the books and the bonds and what for?/ Their kids don’t even attend Leander schools anymore./ Bring back our books, maintain decorum, good grief./ Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meeting in peace?”-Krista Tyler

Hey Krista, where’s that kindness like confetti? Howzabout being a buddy not a bully? I mean, instead of focusing on what books are banned, why not focus on how some children are a year or two behind on their educational milestones right now? Why not focus on how the public school system has failed and continues to fail students?

“A meeting in peace”, according to this teacher, would involve parents blindly going along with whatever school district personnel decide to throw on their library shelves. Some parents and guardians are just not down with that, Ms. Tyler. Not to mention, how do you conduct a “meeting in peace” while blatantly insulting and attacking the character and intelligence of the individuals who pay for your food, clothing, shelter and ability to run your mouth? You’re not exactly winning the argument by calling people “kooks” and “bigots” in a thick Texan accent, dear. But this ridicule-laden prose from Krista Tyler comes as no surprise. Krista Tyler is an elitist liberal who clearly thinks her educational background is superior to questioning parents and taxpayers. They, the state, know what is best for our children. We are just the dumb birthing vessels. Doesn’t matter if some of us also have post-grad degrees. If we disagree with the agenda, we are all clumped into the same pile of poo.

The opinions of the teacher who recently spoke at the board meeting illustrate the utter disconnect some teachers have with their communities.” –Orlando Salinas, a father of one child in Round Rock ISD

Yes, the disconnect is very real. So is science. And water is life or something. We know, Krista. The “I’m better than you” sign is probably hanging in your office somewhere next to the LGBTQIABLM flag.

Everyone in the land liked reading a lot. But because of COVID lockdowns, some second graders could not. They came to school to do their tasks, donned in all of their masks. Their ABCs and 123s, they forgot. And while it is nice to see a part of their smiling faces, it seems these children have fallen behind on academics and social graces. There was Teams and Zoom, as the pandemic ever did loom. Kids could not play in the fall, they could not kick a ball. And some could not read at all. Until they picked up a book about a boy who wanted to have sex in the park, after dark. A certain teacher threw a fit, wrote a clever little poem thinking she was the $hit…..

Hey teacher, you are a twit.

A good book is what little people of the land need to find. One with true guidance on how to be loving and kind. They do not need to call someone a bigot or a kook for not liking a pornographic book.

Given a choice between a holiday get-together with teacher, Krista Tyler or a seasick crocodile, I’d choose the seasick crocodile. Throw in a toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce for me while we’re at it. Three words to describe this woman and her literary prose? Stink. Stank. Stunk.

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