We all want innovative educators working with our kids. But a Florida high school teacher may have been a bit too creative. The science test he gave to students included questions about driving over babies and teachers throwing kids into walls.
Sound like the kind of guy you want teaching your kids? I'm not so sure I'd be signing my kid up for Dean Liptak's class.
Just check out the questions from his violent science test:
A 50 kg student has a momentum of 500 kg m/s as the teacher launches him toward the wall, what is the velocity of the student heading toward the wall?
A northbound car with a velocity of 100 m/s ran over a baby with a momentum of 800 kg m/s, what is the mass of the car?
Yikes. Sounds like someone missed the day tact and sensitivity were handed out.
The kids at Fivay High School all love Liptak. He's apparently one of those funny teachers who makes his subject matter easy for kids to understand. As a mom who struggles to explain something like math to my kid, I know that's a real gift. These are the kind of teachers we want -- the ones who can relate to our kids and really educate them.
On the other hand, his test questions show he's got a problem with poor judgment and a possible underlying problem with rage toward children. I don't want that kind of guy within 20 yards of my kid, forget in an enclosed space with her as the person she has to depend on to teach her for an entire school year.
The questions may not necessarily indicate a powder keg about to blow, but someone who works with kids should have keyed in on how inappropriate it is to talk about child abuse in such a flippant manner. If a teacher thinks dead babies are funny, can they really be expected to teach our kids with respect and compassion?
Would you be upset if your child came home with questions like these on a test? Would you want this man teaching your kids?
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