It is a throwback to the middle ages when left-handedness is considered unacceptable and a sign of the devil. It is unbelievable that some people still are mired in this kind of thinking. We are well passed the notion that left-handedness is a “sickness” and that children so inclined should be forced to write with their right hand. A teacher with that kind of opinion, such as the one in Oklahoma who told a 4 year old boy that being left-handed is “unlucky, evil and sinister” should not be allowed to teach. Imaging the damage she can do to children with that belief. It might not be the only utterly wrong thing she teaches vulnerable children. Left-handedness is a born in trait. It is not a disease that must be “cured” only sick minds still hang on to that medieval notion. This is the same attitude which condemns homo sexuality, also a born in trend, which is a natural variation of nature and not a disease or attitude which can be “cured”. This kind of people, who have such opinions should not be allowed to teach. They are free to believe what they want but should never ever given a chance to be in a position were they can damage the self esteem of our children.
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