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Old 11-20-2014, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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High School Teaches Lesson About Eating Cats

So, this is the high school I graduated from. The teacher in question is one of my favorite teachers. The truth behind this is that there is an overly sensitive mother and student who cannot take a joke. This teacher has been using the joke about eating cats for years.

Lesson plan about eating cats sparks concerns for mom, teen | Barrie | Ontario |

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BARRIE, Ont. - A high school lesson plan involving eating cats has one student and his mother upset, but the school is standing by it.

"Cat meat is a delicious source of protein. Because cat muscle is so dense, the meat is very tender," begins the lesson handout from a Grade 10 teacher at Barrie North Collegiate.

Student Creed Matton, 15, says there is also a poster on a door in the classroom that shows a small child holding a cat by the neck and reads: "So Many Cats, So Few Recipes."

"There's something very wrong with a poster of a child strangling a cat," Matton's mother, Bridgit Miezlaiskis, said Wednesday.

Matton, who joined the class in October, said on his first day in class, there was discussion about eating cats.

"There's another picture behind his desk with two slices of white bread and a cat that says, 'Another White Meat,'" Matton said, adding there's also a white, fluffy toy cat suspended by a string around its neck near the recipe poster.

The teen said he has a 14-year-old cat at home and doesn't consider the thought of killing or eating cats humourous.

The teen's teacher, Brian Adduono, declined to comment.

But Principal Dana Barakauskas says the approach is teaching kids "critical thinking."

"It's to teach them not to take all information at face value but instead to be discerning," she said.

Barakauskas said current brain research studies indicate students learn better when they're engaged and feels the teacher's method of creating discussion with his pupils is relevant.

"In no way is the teacher being serious about harming cats," Barakauskas said of Adduono, who has an almost 30-year career teaching high school students and received a teaching award of excellence last year for a program he runs at the school.

Barakauskas said the poster would be used to explain how satire, tone, irony and hyperbole can be used effectively.

Barakauskas said she doesn't believe she's been contacted by Miezlaiskis, but said she's willing to discuss the lesson to determine if it's appropriate for what the teacher is trying to convey.

As for Matton, Miezlaiskis said he won't be attending the class until the material is removed.

"He's not going to English class in the interim because this is not OK," she said.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Another instance of Americans being to critical...
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Give the kid detention for skipping class and and F for not participating and move them through. Problem solved. I don't get all the coddling we do with kids these days. Seriously. Its not like its kindergarten and they are making the kids strangle cats, it's satire and meant to be funny. Maybe a little tasteless, but so is a lot of satire that is written. Isn't satire for the most part usually somewhat offensive?

People need to quit being so sensitive.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought this would be about sex-ed... disappointed.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Another instance of Americans being to critical...
I'm confused. Did I miss the American part of this story?

Also, I guess they don't eat any Asian food in that household, if they can't take a cat eating joke. From the picture on the woman's phone in the article, I don't see a kid strangling a cat either. I must be looking at another article from Canada.
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This is ridiculous. How has this teacher not been fired?!?! Eating cats is not a joke. I have 23 cats and I find it horribly offensive. No more Canadian purchases for me until this school is shut down!
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I have 23 cats and I find it horribly offensive.
That's like 3 months worth of food!
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^^^^^^^ 23 cats? Hoarder. The approved item of hoarding on this site is paintball related. Please release the cats and choose again.
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This is the same type of idiot who gets offended while reading "A Modest Proposal"....
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