Was there doubt in the parents mind about what the dominate hand was? Why was the article given to the parent? Why did the teacher resign? Well the story went around the world, was the coverage fair? Was it fair that only the bad history about left-handed perceptions were publicized by the media? The article was in depth about child development and how hand dominance in early or late ages could be a sign of injury and needed further evaluation. Is that a bad thing to inform the parent about an article ftom a pediatrician written and put on a web site called pediatriceducation.org? We spoke to the school superintendent Tony Dean, he said that he wishes he can clear the air on this situation but because of FERPA laws relating to confidentiality of student records and such he was unable to comment.
Zayde did something evil this week in his class in Oakes Elementary in Okemah, Oklahoma. He wrote with his left-hand. That prompted a teacher to explain that the left hand was “bad” and should not be used. When his mother wrote to inquire, the teacher sent an article explaining how the left hand is associated with the devil and is deemed evil. Of course, a few left handers who seemed to do all right range from Alexander the Great to President Obama.
Zayde is in Pre-K and learning to write. The teacher sent an article that explained how the left hand is deemed “unlucky,” “evil,” and “sinister.” It also noted that the devil is often portrayed as left-handed.” Indeed, while not mentioned in the article, historical figures like Joan of Arc were portrayed as left-handed to make them look more evil (though it is not clear which was her dominant hand).
Reporters were unable to speak with the Superintendent and the principal of Oakes Elementary would only say that she is aware of the situation and “hung up before we could ask any questions.”
Just for the record, here are a few of those left-handers in history:
Lloque Yapanqui Inca monarch
Ramses II, Egyptian pharaoh
Tiberius, Roman emperor
Alexander the Great
Charlemagne, Holy Roman emperor
Julius Caesar, Roman general
Napoléon Bonaparte, French emperor
Josephine de Beauharnais
King Louis XVI of France
Queen Victoria of England
King George II of England
King George VI of England
Prince Charles of England
Prince William of England
Fidel Castro, Cuban leader
James A. Garfield
Harry S. Truman
George H.W. Bush
Check out jonathanturley’s site for insightful information like his above article.
Douchebags in Law Enforcement and Education, Oklahoma is quite a state!
Email the superintendent to be heard. email@example.com here is their web site. okemahk12.com
Call them 918-623-1874 be heard! Support this little guy! Push for an investigation not to burn the teacher, but to see what is really happening!