Principal Posts "F-List"

Discussion in 'Education' started by Samson, Mar 17, 2010.

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How do you feel about posting F-lists

  1. Good Motivational Technique

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  2. Cruel and Unusual

    16.7%
  3. Its Bush's Fault

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  4. Only lesbians should be on a list

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  1. Samson
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    Wisconsin Principal posted a list of students who had failed a class.

    This racheted up the "punishment" for failing classes from denying dance attendance.

    (I guess no one failing really cared about the dance)

    But they (and their parents) DO care about being publically exposed as slackers.

    Is the Principal's action akin to a Public Pillory, Cruel And Unusual?

    Or is it an effective motivaltional technique?
     
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    Samson, why do you challenge Granny's old brain with questions like this?

    It's not a novel idea ... in bygone days one had to sit in the corner wearing a Dunce Cap.

    I'm not certain what the principal did is right - civil rights and privacy being what they are, but I would look on it as more of a motivator. It would prompt me to improve because I wouldn't want my name up there in the first place.

    I'm not sure that way too many of our students can be motivated.
     
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    If this is public school, I'm pretty sure this violates some sort of privacy laws that the student is suppose to be protected by.
     
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    To distract you from nastay, evul, perverted thoughts



    The article claims it HAS worked.

    My guess is that soon students use being named on the list as another score in their stupid little popularity contests.
     
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    I'm surprised a principal wouldn't be aware of these laws, but I believe that pillory is unconstitutionally violating protection from "cruel and unusual" punishment."

    Why not just have students that fail wear pointy hats and sit in corners?
     
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    I'm not. A principal at a local high school thought it would be a swell idea to close the majority of the bathrooms, leaving one bathroom in the entire school for each gender. This would be 2,000 kids overall by the way.

    It lasted about a day before that whole idea got shut down.
     
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    These draconian measures are more a reflection on the pressures of being a Principal more than their poor decision making skills.....


    Of course, I could be wrong.......


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    This is a form of peer pressure and I believe there is plenty of that already. It is parent and teacher responsibility to motivate students.
     
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    As long as a kid doesn't feel guilty about his or her lack of performance they will continue their usual practices.
     
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    Because we all know that if a kid is failing then it automatically means he is some sort of bum. :cuckoo:
     

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