It’s morning in America at the shining little schoolhouse on the top of the hill. The teacher has a new student today, Little Donald.
Recess turns ugly when several crying girls complain that he called them “fat and stupid.”
“Hey lots of people are saying they’re losers,” explains Donald.
Two students are locked out of class. “They’re Muslim terrorists” cries Donald. No, they’re actually Sikhs.
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Donald is so confused.
More crying at lunch. After telling a few Hispanics to clean up his cafeteria table (“You’re good at that stuff”) Little Donald tells them their parents are murderers and they’re going to be sent back to Mexico.
“But we were born in Dinuba,” they reply.
The afternoon vocabulary quiz has Donald angry. The teacher asks how he explained the word “sacrifice.”
Donald smiles, “Making money bigly!”
The teacher takes an extra five points off – “bigly” is not a word.
“This test is rigged!” screams Donald.
As the students file out of class, you tell Little Donald you hope his behavior is better tomorrow.
“I’m just telling it like it is – hey, watch your back Teach, I’ve got Second Amendment rights, too!”
Good luck, teachers.
Gary Sellers, retired Fresno Unified School District teacher, Fresno