dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On teacher's aides and why Lynn thinks they suck...

As we pretty much all know, a kindergarten class isn't going to be supervised by just the teacher because the kids cannot be left unsupervised. In most jurisdictions, a real-life Miss Lyon is going to have back-up in the form of a teacher's aide and a volunteering parent or two. Given that when the strip began, Lynn lived in a very small town and thus didn't have access to that sort of thing, her lack of curiosity and imagination made her believe that since she didn't see this sort of thing, it didn't exist no matter what people might try to tell her. That being said, she eventually became aware of the phenomenon when April came into the picture. The problem is that the woman seems to be depicted not as a necessary part of the process but as a sort of apathetic interloper shanghaied into being somewhere she has no place being. This, I should think, is owing to her being the creation of an unreflective dough-head who simpers that since they didn't have people like that when she was a child, they're not needed in the here and now. Besides, what could happen to a bunch of tinies if they were left to their own devices?
Tags: lynn versus the real world

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