At my high school we had a class called “The 1990’s.” It was essentially a current events class and every week we would get a copy of Newsweek and discuss it for a week. Anyway the class was a seniors only class and was considered a huge blow-off class. Last year I took it 2nd semester senior year with a really cool teacher who was retiring at the end of the year. His already laid back style became even more so and we used articles in Newsweek to excuse our watching Powerpuff Girls, Simpsons, Futurama and Teletubbies (a very scary show). Our tests had questions such as:
- What is this test on?
D. all of the above
The answer was d because the answer to every question 1 was D. He also would tell us about all the weird things that would happen to him. I’m not going into those here though. One of the kids in my class followed him an hour to his house and then stole something, I forget what, when he went inside. In general this was the best funniest class and teacher I ever had! But for all you out there who are going to complain about teachers like this being allowed to teach, I can seriously say that I remember more subject matter from that class and the US History class I had with the teacher than any other non math or science class I have ever had. And that’s the way most people who were in the class feel as well.