Life’s a carnival

The Education Buzz is back at Bellringers with a State of the Carnival theme.

People With Small Vocabularies Also Have Small. . . . Brains writes Mamacita, who’s angry about people “dumbing down the vocabulary in classic literature.”

The only person who has the right to change a piece of writing is the writer. Period. If you are so over-sensitive and culturally illiterate that you are offended because back in a certain period of history, people spoke and acted in a particular way, and you don’t want anybody to know about it because it hurts your feelings even though it was quite ordinary for the times, and you’re unable, due to your low brain cell count, to create a valuable lesson with such facts, you’re batshit stupid. I pity your poor children. I hope you’re not a teacher.

And if you belong to the school of thought that still thinks that “soporific” is a word that small children can’t handle and you want it removed from Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” there are no words in any thesaurus to adequately describe your ignorance.

Bring parents back into the schools, writes loonyhiker at Successful Teaching.

“Welcome to the world” is the theme of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by Misty at Homeschool Bytes.

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