Another Candidate for Teacher of the Year … Kama Sutra meets Sesame Street … Brought to you by the Letter E
It is being passed off as a mistake, yet I am not so sure. It would almost have been better if someone had said the mistake was intentional as it is unbelievable that so many people within the school system missed this incredible gaff. The blunder you ask?
MONROE, N.Y. Sep 18, 2006 (AP)— School officials apologized after an X-rated font was used on a third-grade spelling packet handed out to parents. The font showed male and female stick figures in provocative poses to form the letters of the alphabet. (ABC News)
(Click on the “E” to see font, warning sexually graffic in a movie‘Bird Cage’ kind of way)
If “E” is for embarrassment … then “L” is for the lack of attention provided by the entire school system.
Central Valley — “E” is for embarrassed — like the teacher who inadvertently used a kinky alphabet in a handout to parents. “C” is for the calls alerting school officials to the sexy script. And “A” is for the apology that followed. A veteran teacher used the font — depicting quasi-anatomically correct male and female stick figures contorting into letters of the alphabet — on the cover sheet of a spelling curriculum given to parents at a Pine Tree Elementary open house last week. (Recordonline)
School administrators said the teacher did not use the font intentionally. I am tending to agree with Michelle Malkin on this one. How many packets were compiled and yet not one was checked. Intentional or incompetence, neither is really acceptable.
Riiight. The teacher’s fingers just accidentally slipped and downloaded the font, then accidentally slipped again when pressing print and compiling the packets.
The A-B-Cs of S-E-X
Attention, class: ‘D’ is for ‘D’oh!’
An undoubtedly red-faced elementary school teacher in Monroe, N.Y., inadvertently gave parents a lesson in the ABC’s of XXX at an open house when she distributed a spelling curriculum handout with pornographic print, the Times Herald-Record reports.
Can you spell H-U-M-I-L-I-A-T-I-N-G?
The frisky font consisted of male and female stick figures … ahem … working in titillating togetherness to form the letters of the alphabet (Fox News)
Posted September 19, 2006 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Education, Fun, Technology | 16 comments
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What’s even worse, these people (teachers) are with our children for 6+ hours a day.
In the private sector you could fire some one based on this, what is the school union gonna do for the students of this school?
I thank God I don’t have a child in school!!
Good Grief…..How can one not see the sexual positions in that font. Maybe the entire school staff need their eyes examined.
I wonder if anyone asked the teacher why she is downloading porn fonts anyway?
No big deal…but she is either a idiot or a sex fiend
Hey guys …. I have studied that E for 5 minutes …. cranked my neck in real wierd positions trying to look at it from another perspective … it look like an E to me … nothing more …. fill me in …. please.
Janet, Count me in as another who doesn’t see the porn in the “E”. I knmow something funny is going on with the bottom of the “E” but that is all I see.
Janet … LOL …
That is not the same “E”.
A PG rating on the site proibits us from displaying the font that was used in the packet. Actually we did not have access to the actual font from the story initially, but here is the link … http://tinyurl.com/ngds7
Janet / JA,
You can view the font by clicking on RECORDONLINE then double clicking on the pic. You will not have a problem seeing it!
I think ny chic had something to do with this !!!LOL Hard to criticize Aruba when this happens in the United States !!!!
Malkin was disappointingly careless on this one. If you go to the one paragraph summary at http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2461061, and click the VERY prominent link to the local paper (http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060919/NEWS/609190319/-1/NEWS14), you learn that the teacher is a ‘veteran female’ who has been with the district many years.
Instead of pausing for a moment to consider that this was likely an older woman who didn’t see porn under every rock, (and the story goes on to say most of the parents didn’t notice it either), Malkin went for the nasty, unkind snark. Very, very uncool.
LOL! E is for,,,
JA, what is the world were you imagining regarding the bottom of the letter E depicted in the aricle …. LOL
My laugh for the day ….. thanks for clarifying, Red …. I was going crazy trying to interpret something sinister and … my neck hurts.
I have a hard time believing this was accidental. The teacher admitted downloading the font from the Internet.
You can find the font via Google: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=group+sex+font
The font’s name is “Group Sex”. So I don’t see how the teacher could have mistaken the font for something innocent.
No accident downloading….maybe using it in the handout was a accident. My guess is she downloaded it for personal use and when making the handout was playing with the fonts and forgot to change the font back. What this shows is that both the teacher and her superiors don’t check their work at all or just give it a quick glance and thats it.
I’m curious if she made the handout on her personal computer or the school computer…if it were the school computer then they might want to check out what else she has been downloading during school time.
Maybe the school system need a better vision plan
Where did she get the font. Everywhere I saw the font, it was listed as erotic. One even named it “group sex.” How could she not know.
Or, oh Cynical ones, perhaps she was using a community PC (IE Library, Computer Lab, Home pc that she is not the exclusive user of) and someone else had used the font for their own business.
Bottom line is that nobody knows what really happened except the teacher, and if she really has a long and distinguished career before this incident, she should be given the benefit of the doubt. Mistakes are made, and believe it or not, not all of them are made with bad intentions.
Everyone swears that “There is no way they could miss this font”, but many people did, and in reality, you probably would have too if there hadn’t been a huge headline stating the nature of the font.
Go ahead though, “Burn the Witches”
I happen to know the person who accidently downloaded the font. How could any of you people be so ignorant as to come to a conclusion about the character of another person without knowing the person or the facts. This teacher is extremely strong in character, an outstanding teacher, and would never have downloaded any type of inappropriate information on the net (let alone send it on to parents). I have known this teacher for twenty years and have never even heard her utter a curse. So please don’t attempt to judge someone’s character without knowing the person. Anyone who would do this (this would be all of you) is apparently ignorant. Maybe it is you guys who have the dirty minds.