Free speech or Bullying?

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/1...king-student-anti-gay-speech/?test=latestnews

    I wasn't aware that CHILDREN had free speech at school. It seems teachers are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

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    They do in California, where this occurred.
     
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    In classes children should speak only when the teacher prompts.
    In the halls, another matter. But bullying should never be tolerated anywhere on school property.
     
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    Detroit, California?
     
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    From the OP:



    Michigan high school teacher ....
     
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    They didn't say in what context the student made the remark. Was it a discussion, a public speaking assignment, a book report? Or did he just shout out that he didn't like gays?

    Even in the 60's, when I was in high school and this wasn't a subject that was in your face everyday, if a student had made that remark, I believe any one of my instructors would have called him on it, and turned it into a controlled discussion. In that way, you could have a sensible discussion among all without the name-calling and nonsense that goes on these days.

    So, yes, I think the teacher could have handled this differently.
     
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    Thanks--that made more sense than the original article which was posted. That boy was certainly self-assured for his age.
     
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    The OP illustrates one of the most incorrectly defined word in the vernacular.

    Tolerance is NOT acceptance. One can refuse to accept a situation and still tolerate it.
     
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