Read this article (I’ve posted it in full here), and then I have a question:
MONROE, N.Y. – School officials apologized after an X-rated font was used on a third-grade spelling packet handed out to parents. The font showed male and female stick figures in provocative poses to form the letters of the alphabet.
Officials with the Monroe-Woodbury School District in Orange County apologized last week after parents at Pine Tree Elementary School were given the spelling packet at an open house.
Administrators said the teacher did not use the font intentionally.
Monroe is about 45 miles northwest of New York City.
Why is it that a teacher has an X rated font on the school’s computer? Is it just me, or is this probably the wrong place to have downloaded, installed, and have been using the font for any reason, let alone in a third grade spelling packet. I mean, what word processing program randomly chooses a font rather than whatever the default or last font that was chosen.
I guess I don’t understand why the teacher, regardless of his intentions, was questioned as to why he even had that font installed, and why the teachers in this school didn’t question whether a person with that kind of font installed would be the right person to be entrusted with being the leader of a group of third graders. If anything, I would have expected him to lose his job or go to some kind of therapy or something, wouldn’t you?