Many adults are excited for the New York Times best selling book, 50 Shades of Grey to have its movie debut. The film has been garnishing tons of media attention as it heads towards it Valentine's Day weekend debut. The key is that this is a "adult" film with "adult themes," unnecessary for children to learn about, especially middle school children. Yes, you read that correctly, I just mentioned middle school children and 50 Shades of Grey in the same sentence.
TheBlaze recently published an article bringing attention to a 50 Shades of Grey themed crossword puzzle five eighth-grade students received from their teacher. THEIR TEACHER! The puzzle contained words such as "spanking," "submissive," "leather cuffs," and "bondage." Ignoring the fact that the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy can barely be classified as literature, the series and its adult content should never be part of any school excercises or activities.
Glenn took to radio this morning to share his opinion on this teacher approved excercise, saying "How does that even happen? I'm so tired of hearing. Well, that's a huge mistake. You have a serious problem going on in your school if you have "50 Shades of Gray" in a puzzle going to your middle class students. You have a serious problem." Where were any adults along the way or once the excercise was copied to question the puzzle?
I'm not even a parent, and I'm upset about this. Adding further outrage, one parent claims that when he tried to question the school's principles and dean of students, they refused to talk about the subject when he insisted on recording their conversation. Seriously?!
Glenn provided two answers that he would have deemed acceptable. The first response is: "Wait. Wait. Wait. What! Yes, I'd like to record your response. Go ahead and record this. What! What happened? Show that to me. I can't believe that. Show that to me. Hang on just a second. Is this real? Does anybody else know? Did this come to your kids?...I will get to the bottom of this. I have no idea. Go ahead and record this. I have no idea. I will get to the bottom of this. This is an outrage."
The second response being, "Go ahead and tape this. You're damn right I know about it. And I'm more mad about this than you are. This is my responsibility. I don't know how it happened. But I will tell you, from the principal all the way down, people will lose their jobs. For this to go on shows me that there is a real problem in our district because it wasn't just one person making a mistake. And if it was that one person that was making a mistake, we have a problem with the way we hire people. How did we hire somebody with this poor of judgment?"
For any parent who is concerned about their child's public school education, you should tune in tonight at 5PM ET for Glenn's discussion on homeschooling. Glenn will sit down with different homeschooling supporters and discuss the myths and fears accompanied with the education most are not familiar with. As more and more irresponsible situations continue to pop up concerning public school and the lack of concern paid to individual children's needs, many more are turning to homeschooling as a solution.
Watch Glenn's reaction to the 50 Shades of Grey puzzle below and hear his conversation on homeschooling.