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To: TornadoAlley3

It got out of hand because of failure to teach.


8 posted on 04/16/2008 3:52:45 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: pacpam
It got out of hand because of failure to teach.

Yes, but more correctly, it got out of hand because of the failure to discipline – parents and teachers working together on discipline and teaching and enforcing personal responsibility and common sense.

As a kid, I played a lot of tag, dodge ball and other school yard games and I don’t remember anyone having to go to the nurses’ office. Even in elementary school, we knew the difference between playing and assault and if some kid did get out of line, they were disciplined by the teacher and the parents backed up the teacher for doing it. And if some kid accidentally got a bit bruised or got a skinned knee, no body made big deal about it.

But then, true story, in the 6th grade our class was playing soft ball on a late spring afternoon and our teacher, who was the pitcher, accidentally beamed me in the head, nearly knocked me out and gave me a black eye as he tried to pick me off as I was trying to steal second base.

He felt terrible about it. I was carried by the teacher to the nurses’ office and my parents were called, but no body filed a complaint, no charges were pressed, no law suits filed and he didn’t loose his job, and the next day I proudly showed up at school with my big “shiner”. My teacher said “you shouldn’t have been trying to steal on me” and I said, “you should learn to throw better” and we all got a big laugh out of it, including my parents.
15 posted on 04/16/2008 4:29:31 PM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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