Punish the media, even in high school


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Man Goes Mental

Enforced "patriotism" does not work.

But there is a deeper issue. It has been a few years since I was in public school, but as I listened to the total rage that the teacher shrieked with.

I am sure it is not an easy job to keep discipline in many a school, but the man seemed to be headed for the psycho ward.

And suspending the student? There should be a student whistle blower law.

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 20 February 2005 - 7:14pm
Back in the day

...when I was in what was then called junior high, a teacher lost it with a boy who was being something of a wise-ass. The teacher threw the desk, one of those one-piece chair-and-table jobs, a good six feet -- with the student in the desk. The teacher was suspended and eventually lost is position.

Now we seem to be in a different age, where kids who do not sit still and behave like obedient drones are doped up with mind-altering drugs, on the recommendation of school nurses (who knew they were so qualified?), principals (who knew they had so much concern for students?), teachers (who knew they had medical backgrounds?) and doctors on pharmaceutical payrolls.

If a girl brings ibuprofen to school, suspend her! She's a druggie!

If a boy wears a political t-shirt, suspend him! He's being disruptive!

If a kid turns out to be gay, stick him in a "special" school! His presence is inappropriate in regular schools (and he needs "protection," doncha know?).

If some girls leave cookies on their neighbor's doorstep, sue them! They need to learn what kind of suffering they caused!

If a kid tries to assert basic Constitutional rights, teach him a lesson he will never forget! Witnesses are rats, plain and simple!


media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 20 February 2005 - 7:50pm
Class Rage

I do recall one very disruptive boy, our first school drop out who finished the seventh grade - this was an affluent school district and Kennedy was President - and people just didn't drop out - maybe three out of a 1000 students. The teacher lifted the student out of his and banged him against a wall. The worst part, it was one of the best teacher who did it.

The difference I saw with the teacher was bull-pen attitude at the outset. He was in a rage about "everything" and I am not sure he is happy teaching.

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Posted by Matsu on 20 February 2005 - 8:16pm