Undoubtedly She Speaks Geomet and That’s What Matters
Over at Rescuing Providence, as is his wont, EMT blogger Michael Morse reports on an interesting rescue call.
Called to the local high school for a female having difficulty breathing. Arrive on scene to find the female lying in the nurses office, on the couch hyperventilating. I learned that she is a Geometry teacher who had an argument then suffered an anxiety attack. Apparently, the principal and the teacher were discussing a language problem. The kids an this district are a mix of Black, Hispanic and white. Some of the kids couldn’t understand what the teacher was trying to teach.
“Well then,” I said under my breath, “How are we supposed to teach kids who can’t speak English?”
We put the teacher on the stretcher and wheeled her to the rescue. She had calmed down by this time but had difficulty answering simple questions.
Overdose? Stroke? Change of Mental Status?
0-3. She didn’t speak English. The Geometry didn’t speak English. THE GEOMETRY TEACHER DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH!
I think the world has gone mad.
No, not the world, The United States of America has gone mad.
I think I’m having an anxiety attack. Somebody better call 911.