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Teen Says Teacher Made Him Sit on Floor(for wearing broncos football jersey)
http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 28 06 | Mon Jan

Posted on 01/28/2006 5:57:55 AM PST by freepatriot32

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To: Oztrich Boy
most people too busy defending the "change agent" teacher.

But the teacher doesn't want his actions defended in the context of the class. He wants to be vilified for mistreating the twit kid to show how certain ethnic groups feel mistreated. His lesson plan backfires here on FR.

51 posted on 01/28/2006 7:45:13 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: freepatriot32
Re: The teacher, John Kelly, forced Joshua Vannoy to sit on the floor... for wearing a Denver Broncos jersey.

I'm glad I wasn't in his class.

Nobody ever makes me get on the floor!

52 posted on 01/28/2006 7:46:07 AM PST by Bender2 (Read the first three chapters of my Science Fiction novel)
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To: oneofmany

The NFL's 2006 season is going to be grand! Games on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus the usual Sunday card. This could hammer the bar and restaurant business but I don't really care. I've got my La-Z-Boy and my Sony LCD all set for some serious "cooping." Gosh, when is it going to be September? (No sarcasm here, seriously.)


53 posted on 01/28/2006 7:53:17 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: Steveone

I have a cousin who was an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys for 7 years. I live in Pittsburgh. No one in my family, myself included, has ever worn a Dallas Cowboys jersey.


54 posted on 01/28/2006 7:55:15 AM PST by oneofmany (Proud to be intolerant)
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To: freepatriot32

Stupid. This is an ethics class and was meant to teach him how other people would feel if mocked. It was done in jest and he's an idiotic if he thinks it was serious.


55 posted on 01/28/2006 7:55:19 AM PST by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery." (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

I don't support an ethics class but that's what it would be for.


56 posted on 01/28/2006 7:56:57 AM PST by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery." (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: RGSpincich
"Wearing number 7 was self-humiliation."

This has to be one of the most ignorant statements I've ever seen on FR.

And I'm a Browns fan ... and I lived in Denver from 84-00 ... and I endured the torture of watching the Broncos beat up the Browns in 3 AFC Championship games ... but it felt better knowing the Browns were beaten by one of the greatest QB's who ever played the game. Even I was thrilled watching "The Drive."

When the Browns became the Ravens I rooted for the Broncos and watched Elway win them two Super Bowls. I would say Elway was the 2nd greatest QB of all time, next to Joe Montana.

57 posted on 01/28/2006 8:06:51 AM PST by manwiththehands (Good news for America = bad news for democRats.)
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To: onja
This is an ethics class and was meant to teach him how other people would feel if mocked

It's meant to teach the majority of the class the benefit of conforming with authority and pick on the designated scapegost

How the woman who invented the exercise thinks

58 posted on 01/28/2006 8:10:19 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Liberal comes from "liber" the Latin word for "free" - Liberal Republic, you know it makes sense)
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To: manwiththehands
This has to be one of the most ignorant statements I've ever seen on FR.

That's one of the most ignorant overreactions ever seen on FR.

59 posted on 01/28/2006 8:11:07 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich; TommyDale; bikepacker67; AmericanMade1776; AntiGuv; HiTech RedNeck; DaGman; ...
semi related story here Pa. Town Changes Name to Support Steelers
60 posted on 01/28/2006 8:33:22 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: savedbygrace

"This was a serious error on the part of the teacher.

Kelly should be fired or reassigned."

Is this another example of teacher/student sado/macho sex scandal? s/off


61 posted on 01/28/2006 8:34:32 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: oneofmany
We do take our football seriously...The same people who chastise the teacher would not chastise the people who would object to a person bringing an Iranian flag to a pro-USA rally.

Let me get this straight. You are comparing a kid wearing a football jersey to one of the most militant inhuman death-cult governments to ever exist? I guess you are serious about your football.

So the kid did something stupid. So what. Kids do that. But for a teacher to crawl in the judgment sewer with the kid is no excuse. This teacher was wrong to single out a kid, especially over such trivial circumstances. I hope they properly discipline this idiot teacher.

62 posted on 01/28/2006 9:09:24 AM PST by Adiemus
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To: Adiemus

I knew someone would take this stand LOL. I think you realize(at least I hope you do) that I was making a point about symbols and their meaning. The comparison is valid from that angle.
The teacher claims that it was part of a class exercise related to his ethnic relations class. Was it? I don't know. It sounds plausible.
I never said I thought what was done was right. The teacher might have crossed a line and if it is determined he did he should be told about it.


63 posted on 01/28/2006 10:15:34 AM PST by oneofmany (Proud to be intolerant)
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