In a “what century is it again?” moment from Oklahoma, a parent of a preschooler must take action against a teacher who thinks being left handed is a sign of evil.
A 4-year-old was allegedly forced by his teacher to write with his right hand, even though he’s left-handed.
The child was sent home with a letter about how left-handedness is often associated with evil and the devil.
The mother, Alisha Zayde, also a lefty, appears to have stayed calm sending the teacher a note saying the child had always favored his left hand. The teacher sent home “literature” about how left-handedness is associated with the devil.
How backwards! What other old legends does this teacher believe? Such assertions have no place in the classroom. According to the mother and the news station, the Oakes Elementary school did not respond appropriately to this incident and it appears the District is investigating. As appropriate, the parent is filing a complaint to the state. It makes the teaching of Creationism seem modern!
Roughly 10 percent of people are left-handed and there is a genetic disposition towards handedness. However, it’s clear that using the left hand as dominant was discouraged, that it was better to be “right“, just like this old-timey teacher held, for many decades prior to this, until about 1940 for sure. It’s time that ended. Completely – it’s a silly, antiquated, prejudiced superstition.