Mine are a little young for this, but I love the ideas.
by Todd Walker
I couldn’t believe what my former middle school student told me in Science class!
“You grow meat in the ground.”
Not believing his jaw-dropping ignorance, I fought back the urge to laugh because he was dead serious. Clearly, “No Child Left Behind” wasn’t working. We’re all ignorant on certain subjects, but growing meat in the ground!?
His alienation from the wonders nature was all too evident… and alarming… as he truly believed his description… “They (rancher-farmer) buy meat, like rib eye, unwrap the plastic, and bury the steak in the ground like you would garden seeds. It grows and farmers pick it, re-wrap it in plastic and people buy it in the grocery store.”
I wish it weren’t true, but this conversation happened.
Then the sad OMG! truth crashed into my brain cells like a runaway locomotive…
He’d never been to a farm, let alone, camped in the woods overnight. Ever. The…
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