A retired teacher admitted to not being able to read, write or spell during his 17-year teaching career at a California high school, according to a report.
John Corcoran managed to graduate high school and college without ever learning basic skills, 10News.com reported on Monday. Teachers passed Corcoran from grade to grade and disciplinary problems helped hide his lack of skills.
He cheated in high school by turning in other students’ work, earning his diploma in 1956 from Palo Verde High School in Blythe, Calif.
“I couldn’t read words but I could read the system and I could read people,” Corcoran said.
Corcoran continued on his cheating path through college, using friends to take tests. He graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Western College.
Years later after nearly two decades of teaching, Corcoran gave in and learned to read through a tutor.
Corcoran, an education advocate, is the author of two books, “The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read” and “Bridge to Literacy.”
“I believe that illiteracy in America is a form of child neglect and child abuse and the child is blamed and they carry the shame; if we just teach our people how to read we’d give them a fair chance,” Corcoran said.
What the fuckety fuck kind of fuckery is this? Is ‘fuckety‘ even a word? This guy certainly wouldn’t know. Sure, he’s rectified matters by learning to read and becoming an advocate for literacy, but damn, what about the legions of kids he taught over the years? Did he just let them slide through the system, too?
And he wants YOU to buy it.
Now THAT’S fuckery!!!
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6 thoughts on “I Can Has Studentz.”
>He should have gone to jail for reckless endangerment.
>All hell would break loose if I found out a school had an illiterate mofo teaching my son.
>This is a damn shame. If there were a better system of checks and balances in place this man would have been discovered a long time ago.
>Reading this literally made my stomach turn. It's hard to applaud him after he spent decades being bogus and having the nerve to fake instructing others.
>There are probably plenty more out there just like him, pretending to teach your children. Yes, your children.