This has been bothering me for a long time so I felt I had to share it with the SDMB.
In my county one semester of Health is required in order to graduate. It basically goes over nutrition, depression, sex, STDs, drugs and other things of that nature. My school’s Health teacher is also the director of SADD, students against Destructive Decisions at our school. Our school I think has the largest chapter in the state with over 300 students.
While she’s a very nice lady, her hypocrisy is almost astounding. She has 4 children (3 boys and one girl), 1 of which used to go to the school (and still frequently is around doing things like coaching or substituting), and 3 currently enrolled at the school. Her two sons are well-known druggies, very heavily into marijuana and are just all-around not good kids. Her daughter’s no saint either, and I know that they’re all definitely making some destructive decisions. Her oldest son is very, very sketchy- a lot of people think he deals drugs. He doesn’t have a real job, he just substitutes occasionally.
Putting her family aside, SADD is full of kids who aren’t very wise in their decisions, and she knows it. A kid who was expelled for bringing alcohol to school came back and is now an officer. Kids who admittedly drink and drive are also officers. She knows about this, and instead of being harsh she just accepts it. As long as it LOOKS like she’s doing good things she’s content.
A girl at my school died in a car accident and many of her friends- all SADD members- spoke at a little vigil held. It seemed like all they did was get drunk and drive around. The teacher seemed sympathetic but I was just horrified. This teacher is so well respected by her peers and I think it’s just terrible.