Discussion in 'Current Events' started by freeandfun1, May 17, 2004.
Right up there with the rest of the left wing agenda that they push. Appalling but unfortunately not surprising.
I sadly agree... not surprising at all!
realistically, these kids should see this. They aren't very far from having to decide whether they should join in this fight against cowardly murderers or not. may not sound decent, but reality isn't always decent. Kinda sucks that the teacher doing it had a private agenda to it instead of the reason it should have been done.
Frankly, I don't have a problem with them showing the video, but I do when they don't get the parents consent first.
A teacher was fired from a Catholic school for giving extra credit, in his RELIGION class, to student that saw the Passion. But HE REQUIRED THAT THEY GET THEIR PARENTS CONSENT FIRST!
Exactly, you can show it but when the teacher uses it to say that war is wrong and America caused this, then its taken out of context.
Excuse me, but who appointed you guardian to these children? Apparently you seem to think that if some dumbass in academia thinks showing this video is appropriate, then "they know best".
What "sucks", DK, is that once again those who are supposed to teach our children math, science and english take it upon themselves to exceed their scope and authority and to make the decisions which are solely the purview of PARENTS. It doesn't matter what this idiot's agenda might have been, the decision to show this video in school was grossly inappropriate regardless of the motivation for showing it.
This smacks of the Clintonian theory that "it takes a village" to raise a child. That garbage is simply a thinly disguised attempt to supplant parental authority with governmental interference. We need to get control of our corrupt and incompetent system of public education. A good start would be to fire this arrogant teacher and revoke her license.
Wait for the lawsuits. Without a doubt they are coming. Guess who will pay the bill for the settlement. Certainly not the teacher, or any school official, or the NEA. It's coming out of the taxpayer's hides as usual. Teachers can act with impunity because they have no fear of consequences. That HAS to change.
did y'all read the article even?? he didn't show it with an agenda, he let them look at it after discouraging them initially. according to the article, after agreeing that those who wanted to could watch it: "He said: `This is the enemy we're up against and these are the things you don't get to see,"' said Naim Dujak, 17, who added that he watched the beheading."
still maybe not right to do so without parents permission, but I got a very different story out of the article linked than the previous comments indicates others did...
lol, me too.
I could think of worse thing the teacher could have done: smoked pot or drank alcohol with the kids, exposed himself, hit one of them, swore at them even.
As far as what he ACTUALLY did, it's just a step short of what the news shows us everyday. Especially immediately following 9-1-1.
I look at it like he showed them an R-rated horror movie. Not appropriate and worth repremand or punishment of some sort, since they were minors, but not too far off in a time of war. Heck, when I was 15...
No, I have not seen the original article. I was responding to what I read in this thread. Guess I'll go look for the article later.
But as I stated, it is not the motivation that troubles me, it is the unilateral decision to show something this graphic to children. This action by this teacher represents one of the major systemic problems with the education system today. It seems that academicians keep trying to supplant parental authority with their own.
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