At the school today with the wife and kid, signing him up for lunch, seeing his bus schedule, etc. Monday is his first day at kindergarten and we are very excited and proud to see our only son getting ready to move on from pre-k to this new school.
In his future classroom, we met his teacher and chatted for a bit, and I sat and filled out paperwork needed for the new year. As I sat, I heard another parent introduce himself to the teacher (there were probably a half dozen in the room when we were there) and closed with the statement ‘oh, you probably heard about me, I’m the parent that you all are going to hate’.
My interest was piqued by this so I continued to listen and he apparently mentioned that he caused, or is trying to cause, an amendment to be passed so that evolution is not mentioned in the educational system. The teacher mentioned that the kids are far too young to go over that still, but he was offended because there was a poster in the hallway that had the phrase ‘millions of years ago’ and that ‘evolution is just another religion’. It was only proper manners that I didn’t jump down his throat at that point to see what the hell kind of backwoods upbringing he had to learn this and why he felt the need to pass off his fallacies to others.
Still, we have a non-kid, parent only meeting tonight at the school, and if he is there, and I am there, and he brings it up, I may not be so polite.