Monday, April 1, 2019

A Day In a Typical American Classroom: Defining Exoneration

                                         Good Day World!

I thought it might be fun to look into a typical American elementary school classroom today.

Teacher : Good morning, boys and girls!

Class: Good morning Mr. Smith!

Teacher: Let's get right down to the English homework I gave you yesterday. Please turn in your list of 10 words with their definitions. That's it. Pass your papers up to the front row.

Good! Now for the promised quiz. Mary...define Philosophy and use it in a sentence.

Mary: "It's the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

"Plato was a skilled orator and writer who specialized in Philosophy."

Teacher: Very good! Now it's your turn Johnny... define Exonerated.

Johnny: To absolve someone from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.

"President Donald Trump was exonerated by the Mueller report."

The teacher pauses for a moment before speaking.

"You got the definition right Johnny. But your sentence was inaccurate (albeit grammatically correct). Mueller's report did not exonerate him from obstruction of justice."

"But the president said it did!

Teacher: "How old are you Johnny?"

Johnny: "I'm ten, but I'll be eleven in two months."

Teacher: "I'm glad you're sitting. I hate to break this to you, I thought everyone knew, that the president lies like a rug!"

Class dismissed.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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