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Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back
The Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka

Posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

A nine-year-old Colorado boy has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school after standing up to a bully who was physically harming him.

Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online.

"One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan told KDVR-TV.

Nathan had previously complained to the school about the constant bullying, but his parents claim that he did not receive the right assistance to properly resolve the problem.

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KEYWORDS: arth; bullying; education; moralabsolutes; nathanpemberton; schools; zerotolerance; zerotolerancepolicy
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1 posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: metmom; wintertime; little jeremiah

Public schools, ruining generation after generation, one life at a time.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He started it....


3 posted on 04/21/2012 3:42:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clintonfatigued

..and we wonder why this nation is going down the crapper....


4 posted on 04/21/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Paladin2

The bully started it and the victim finished it. The only thing a bully understands is a fist in the face, and suddenly, the 10 watt bulb in their head goes on and they realize they can get hurt trying to push other people around. At some point he’ll mess with the wrong person and end up seriously hurt or maybe dead. Tough way to learn, but then again, i knew some guys growing up that the only way you could get them to pay attention or stop doing the wrong thing was with a 2x4. Oh well, not everybody can be an Einstein, I guess.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ve been in the same spot as this kid. Got tired of getting pushed around by the school yard bully in elementary school and fought back. I had tried “following the rules” by going to the teacher twice and she basically told me to go away. So, I punched back and got creamed and in trouble.

In the end, it was still worth it, though. I didn’t win the fight by any means, but I popped the creep a good one in the mouth and he never bothered me again.


6 posted on 04/21/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Paladin2

I teach 3rd grade in a public school in Texas. I always tell my kids that if they bully someone, expect their victim to one day get tired of it and fight back. I also tell them that when they do, don’t come crying to me. Obviously any bullying that I see I immediately nip in the bud, but I cannot be everywhere and see everything.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 3:50:56 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan told KDVR-TV.

Liberal Nathan would know from national politicians to engage surrogates to do all the fighting back, and another stuttering kid to speak for him, in order to maintain plausible deniability, while blaming the previous administration of teachers for the unprecedented bullying he inherited.

8 posted on 04/21/2012 3:50:56 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Even in CO Spgs., no good deed goes unpunished.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 3:53:11 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online.

The parents are right. Self defense is not a crime, this kid was punished even though he did nothing wrong.

What's worse, the school did nothing about the bullying (that's what I got from the article), but all of a sudden decided to enforce some zero tolerance policy only when the kid fought back.

The schools think they're above the law, and can enforce any law any way they like for whomever they wish to enforce it for. Guess what, until they are held accountable for this, they're right.

10 posted on 04/21/2012 4:08:38 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (It's not over yet. Newt 2012.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
My bet is that the bully is one of Eric Holder's people, and the suspendee is not?

Any takers?

11 posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

School is a crime.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why is it so difficult to get a reasonable decision out of school personnel? The answer is simple. The schools of education and journalism in our colleges and universities have the lowest average ACT and SAT scores in the schools. They are the intellectual dumping grounds. If you can’t make it in almost any other field then take either of the above mentioned. It is sad but it is true.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Clintonfatigued

You know, at my print shop we’re making books for an 80 year old woman, and she told us that bullying was nothing new (shocking, right?). You just had to develop a backbone and fight back. She told me she stood up a boy almost twice her size. As she put it, “I went psycho on him.” She leaped onto him, scratching his face, pulling out his hair, knocked him to the ground and smashed his face into the dirt. She was never suspended (she actually thinks the teacher watched from the school window), and the boy never bothered her again... nor any other kid.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Saltmeat

I too have read that Education majors have the lowest scores.

On the other hand, at my old school, the Elementary Education majors included some of the hottest girls one could imagine.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 4:32:49 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Clintonfatigued; metmom; wintertime; little jeremiah
NB - the names in my "TO" on this post are those who were pinged to the comment to which I am replying and by no means reflect to whom I am speaking.

Public schools, ruining generation after generation, one life at a time.

The same kind of crap happened in Catholic schools in the 70s. I should know, I went through it.

Public schools are not perfect, by any means, but the constant bashing of them by a certain few members of this site has totally gotten out of hand.

Those that do it, and you know who you are, enjoy taking an incident here or an incident there and extrapolate it to any and every public school that exists. Guess what folks? You're wrong.

Please remember - correlation does NOT equal causation.

Those who so viciously attack us who choose to send our children to public schools or choose to work in them prove by their own words they are not the saints they wish others to believe them to be.

I had originally planned to comment on the ridiculousness of this situation, but the immediate public school bashing tossed all thoughts of that out the window.

You defeat your purpose with the constant bashing, since the vast majority of it is irrational.

16 posted on 04/21/2012 4:33:39 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; ...
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When moral absolutes coming from God are rejected, then human invention replaces Right and Wrong. And since humans without God's wisdom are notoriously wicked and deceitful, now Up is Down, Good is Bad, and so on. To torment another child is tolerated, but the tormented child defending himself - Bad!! Just like Zimmerman should have allowed himself to be killed. Schools are designed to make children immoral, crazy and stupid.

17 posted on 04/21/2012 4:45:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Uh-uh. This exact thing happened to my nephew in a parochial grade school. I was furious! We started home teaching the next year, and his learning curve shot up!


18 posted on 04/21/2012 4:53:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just take your kids out of public schools.

It will help the taxpayers too.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 5:30:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Take the kid to an amusement park and get him some boxing gloves.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Public schools, ruining generation after generation, one life at a time.
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The government socialist-entitlement schools do NOT want little boys to learn how to defend themselves and later their wives and children. They are grooming an emasculated generations of metrosexuals. They want the boys and girls to grow up looking to the government for protection.

Fundamentally, the Teacher Ratcheds ( sisters to Nurse Ratched), who run the government socialist-entitlement schools, figuratively eat the testicals of little boys for breakfast.

I don't know why any sane father would allow a little boy to darken the doorway of a government socialist-entitlement school. By the way, it isn't good for little girls either.

21 posted on 04/21/2012 5:46:31 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: john drake
At some point he’ll mess with the wrong person and end up seriously hurt or maybe dead.

Where's Ender on the playground when you need him?

22 posted on 04/21/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

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23 posted on 04/21/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Gabz
Here are a few questions:

Personally, I consider government owned and run socialist-entitlement schooling to be evil. I ask Freepers the following questions, then decide.

Are all government socialist-entitlement K-12 schools godless in their worldview? Do students who sit in godless classrooms learn to think and reason godlessly? If they are to cooperate in the classroom how could it be otherwise?

Are taxpayers forced to subsidized the establishment of atheistic godless secular humanism preached by the government socialist-entitlement K-12 schools? How can this be compatible with the First Amendment?

Are all children whose parents can not ransom them from the godless government socialist-entitlement schools forced to attend? What happens if they or their parents refuse to attend these godless schools?

Are all government owned and run K-12 schools a socialist-entitlement?

Merely by attending do children risk learning that the voting mob that gives them tuition-free schools can be persuaded to give them **lots** of free stuff?

Once in the godless government K-12 schools is every First Amendment Right trashed? ( Speech, press, free assembly, and expression of religion) Does this in any way resemble the way prisoners are treated?

Do government owned and run K-12 schools generally look like minimum security prisons? Is there a risk that the students ( who are treated like prisoners by government functionaries) will learn to be comfortable prisoners of the state?

24 posted on 04/21/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: DemforBush
In the end, it was still worth it, though. I didn’t win the fight by any means, but I popped the creep a good one in the mouth and he never bothered me again.

The school is not going to protect you, and really what you did was better for you and your bully. Same with this kid. Only thing whose than a bully is a tattletale.

25 posted on 04/21/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: wintertime

You defeat your purpose with the constant bashing, since the vast majority of it is irrational.

Specifically, is there any question in post #16 is irrational and why?


26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:03:29 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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27 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Looks like we have to redefine “bullies”.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: DemforBush

Years ago, in the days before caller ID, there was a bully in my kids school. I called the bullies’ father and told him that if his kid bullied my child I would settle the score with him (the father) at a time and place of my choosing. He didn’t know who called him so he must have told his kid to knock it off since the bullying stopped.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:45 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (Carpe Diem, Per Diem, Doris Diem)
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To: Gabz

I think the point is that everybody with children in school would be FAR better off if we had absolute school choice. If the liberals want their young boys to be raised as pansies...let them....give everybody else the ability to opt out.


30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:28:27 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: wintertime
Personally, I consider government owned and run socialist-entitlement schooling to be evil.

Then you are a hypocrite because you have utilized those socialist entitlements when it served your purposes.

Are all government socialist-entitlement K-12 schools godless in their worldview? Do students who sit in godless classrooms learn to think and reason godlessly? If they are to cooperate in the classroom how could it be otherwise?

Worthless question because you are expecting a specific answer to the 1st two and if it is not your desired response, the 3rd question is a moot point. Don't bother.

You are so well versed in Alinsky tactics that you yourself are unable to see how you are as guilty, if not more so, of that which you decry in others.

You have long ago invalidated your own rhetoric, but are so entrenched in it you can not see the forest for the trees.

Your strawmen no longer work with me. neither do your bullying tactics. And that is exactly what you are when it comes to the topic of public schools - a bully. Actually I should say a wannabe bully, because you are totally incapable of bullying me, no matter how hard you try. I won't fall for your -gotcha- mentality ever again.

When you can speak rationally, I will consider you have something productive to say, but as long as you stick with Alinsky rules, nothing you say is of importance.

31 posted on 04/21/2012 6:31:15 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

My son has been instructed to beat the snot out of anyone if they try picking on him. He might get in trouble at school, but he gets one get out of jail free card at home. Fortunately, he has not been a target thus far and I doubt he ever will be. He is very likable.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 6:36:48 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Clintonfatigued

Son, you just keep punching those bullies in the mouth.

You’ll grow up just fine.


33 posted on 04/21/2012 6:42:11 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: MSF BU

I agree with you about school choice - my parents chose to send my brother and I to Catholic school. My husband and I chose public school for our daughter and chose the district.

My point is that there is a certain contingent here that disagree with the choice I and many others have made and thus make us out to be nothing short of the devil himself. I have been called everything from an unfit mother to an abusive parent by some of them. They only agree with school choice if the choice agrees with their choice - which is the epitome of a liberal mentality.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 6:45:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Parents: If you love your children get them out of the government schools.
Do whatever you have to.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 6:51:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: little jeremiah

yeah...nothing new here.

My son (South American Hispanic) was once surrounded by a gang (Mexicans) who always harassed him, and they ordered him to fight them one at a time or be beaten up by all of them at once. He had flattened three of them before the teachers figured out what all the noise was.

So he was suspended by the school, along with the gang. Why? The school said he should have called a teacher to stop them (which would only have meant they would have gotten him on the way home from school)....

But afterward, he was left alone...


36 posted on 04/21/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Clintonfatigued

I told my kids you gotta bully a bully. I coached my daughter on how to handle one particular queen bee and it worked.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 6:58:15 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gabz
“Then you are a hypocrite .....”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

My oldest child is 42. The youngest is in their late twenties. In the past 2 to 4 DECADES have** you** ever **changed your mind*** about an issue? Would changing **your** mind about an issue make **you** a hypocrite? ( Just wondering)

By the way, are Freepers who collect social security hypocrites because many advocate for privatization of retirement? Are those Freepers who believe federal lands should be returned to the states because they visit a national park or ( gasp!) even go camping in one? Do those Freepers who believe in the flat tax or fair tax hypocrites for paying their taxes? If they drive a car are they hypocrites for preaching an end to gasoline taxes? Freepers who advocate closing government schools and have used the government schools ( some, like me, can count the time in **days**) are they hypocrites because they may have used the schools for convenience at some time in their child's life?

The questions I have asked do have answers. Mostly I post them for other Freepers to ponder since I don't recall you ever having directly addressed any of these points. Instead, the Alinsky distraction of calling me a hypocrite is used.

By the way, I never report personal insults to the moderators. Personal insults say sooooo much more about those flinging them that they do about those against whom they are directed. I prefer for these personal insults to stand so that fellow freepers can read them.

Here are the questions again should you have a change of heart and be willing to consider them:

Are all government socialist-entitlement K-12 schools godless in their worldview? Do students who sit in godless classrooms learn to think and reason godlessly? If they are to cooperate in the classroom how could it be otherwise?

Are taxpayers forced to subsidized the establishment of atheistic godless secular humanism preached by the government socialist-entitlement K-12 schools? How can this be compatible with the First Amendment?

Are all children whose parents can not ransom them from the godless government socialist-entitlement schools forced to attend? What happens if they or their parents refuse to attend these godless schools?

Are all government owned and run K-12 schools a socialist-entitlement?

Merely by attending do children risk learning that the voting mob that gives them tuition-free schools can be persuaded to give them **lots** of free stuff?

Once in the godless government K-12 schools is every First Amendment Right trashed? ( Speech, press, free assembly, and expression of religion) Does this in any way resemble the way prisoners are treated?

Do government owned and run K-12 schools generally look like minimum security prisons? Is there a risk that the students ( who are treated like prisoners by government functionaries) will learn to be comfortable prisoners of the state?

( Not proof read!_)

38 posted on 04/21/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Gabz

The thing is, you took the time to examine your choices and made the ones that best suited you. That is, you didn’t blindly send your kids into government schools without first making sure the sanity level in the school district was acceptable.

I happen to live in a very conservative area where the parents are not afraid to hold teachers accountable. My kids all went to government schools, but they were government schools in a district that was very highly rated. I remained vigilant and debriefed my kids on a regular basis to see what kind of liberal nonsense they were being fed. To my surprise, the teachers were mostly conservatives themselves.

One funny story: One day the kids were at an “assembly” in the main auditorium and were shown a documentary about the Olympics. This was around 1999-2000. During the documentary there was a clip of President Clinton saying something, and as soon as his face was on the screen all the kids cracked up in laughter. My son said the horrified looks on the faces of a couple of the female teachers was priceless.

During our final parent-teacher night for our youngest - - this was in 2008 - - I noticed posters taped up around the hallways announcing an upcoming student “debate”. The topic was: “Who is more qualified to be President, Barack Obama or Sarah Palin.” I howled! Palin was, of course, the VICE Presidential nominee while Ubama was the rats’ Presidential nominee. I am pretty sure the kids (and their teacher-mentors) failed to see the irony.

In any event, I was always ready to find private schools and/or homeschool my kids if the government schools they attended got too silly. My neighbors and my brother (different district) opted to homeschool, and a close friend (again, a different district) opted for Catholic school, so I had plenty of resources available to get information about options.

Unfortunately, the district I live in is the exception rather than the rule. From what I can tell, the closer a district is to a concentrated Democrat parasite nest (”city”) the more likely it is to irreversibly damage children who attend its schools.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 7:12:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: wintertime

Nice try - but no cigar.

You have a my way or the highway attitude when it comes to education and have gone so far as calling those who choose to place their children in or teach in public schools everything from unfit parents to child abusers. You are in no position to talk about others making what you consider personal attacks.

Contrary to your opinion, I am not a stupid woman and see through you better than I see through the screens in my windows.

You are the problem, not me.

And BTW - I don’t use the abuse button either - I enjoy seeing others see you for what you are - a bully.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 7:15:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: wolfman23601

What you said BUMP!

I told my sons - - and often reminded them - - that if they ever got in trouble or suspended from school for fighting or defending themselves from bullies, I had their backs completely. My only rule was that they themselves NEVER bully anyone (although I actually didn’t have to tell them that because it wasn’t in their nature anyway).


41 posted on 04/21/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Unfortunately, the district I live in is the exception rather than the rule.

I don't disagree with that at all. We moved to another state to make sure our child wasn't going to be indoctrinated. I wouldn't have put our daughter in the local Catholic school in Delaware - the tuition wasn't the issue, it was the poor quality of the education - let alone a public school. To get a decent, not good mind you just decent, education in Delaware I would have had to move closer to the cesspool known as Wilmington and pay more for one year than my parents paid for 12 years of Catholic school for BOTH my brother and I combined.

I appreciate your comments, I really do. We have had numerous family discussions about changing tracks and it is not a closed issue. Virginia is offering more and more course work on line, especially for high school students and my daughter starts HS in September. We shall see.

Again, my thanks for your kind words.

42 posted on 04/21/2012 7:29:52 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Lancey Howard

{the closer a district is to a concentrated Democrat parasite nest (”city”) the more likely it is to irreversibly damage children who attend its schools.}

Very well put Lancey.... my sentiments exactly.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 7:37:25 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Clintonfatigued

...Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,
Bear’t that the opposed may beware of thee. —Hamlet


44 posted on 04/21/2012 7:43:32 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Clintonfatigued
Public schools, ruining generation after generation, one life at a time.

So pathetic; but so true. Liberalism and 'it's' agenda at work. Hugs and continued 'spine' to the victim - and his family - despite the agenda. . .

Forget a 'line in the sand' time to 'draw the line'. . .

45 posted on 04/21/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT by cricket
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To: gop4lyf

Thank you! Wish you were teaching in North Dakota! My 11 year old grandson is suffering from bullying, and has even been threatened by one teacher with a beating from her son if he stands up for himself. (investigations are pending, obviously)


46 posted on 04/21/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: yarddog
I too have read that Education majors have the lowest scores.

For decades, it is said that the widest street in the world is West 120th Street in New York City, which separates Columbia Teachers College from the rest of Columbia University. Columbia is--or was--known for its academic rigor, whereas its Teachers College incubated much of the "progressive" education philosophy that now permeates America's public schools.

47 posted on 04/21/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill; yarddog
I too have read that Education majors have the lowest scores.

They make up for their low scores with their good intentions. Ha ha ha ha ha. Some of the most moronic people I've ever met were in public education, K-12, especially those in administration or student counseling.
48 posted on 04/21/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Fiji Hill; yarddog
I too have read that Education majors have the lowest scores.

They make up for their low scores with their good intentions. Ha ha ha ha ha. Some of the most moronic people I've ever met were in public education, K-12, especially those in administration or student counseling.

One I know, who had gotten her master's degree in reading remediation, complained about Richard Mitchell estimate of this group's relatively deficient intelligence in The Graves of Academe saying, "That guy's a meanie! This [program] was the hardest I've ever worked in my life." I thought, "Yeah, I believe you and you've just proved the author's point."
49 posted on 04/21/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Gabz
Those that do it, and you know who you are, enjoy taking an incident here or an incident there and extrapolate it to any and every public school that exists. Guess what folks? You're wrong.

If you do a keyword search on this site for "zero tolerance," you will come up with hundreds of hits describing incidents in all parts of the country and in every type of community--urban slums, silk-stocking suburbs, rural towns, red states and blue states. Perhaps the frequency of "zero tolerance" outrages is exaggerated, but they occur far too often.

50 posted on 04/21/2012 8:37:06 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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