teacher gives murderous writing assignment

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  1. celeste1070

    celeste1070 New Member

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    I think he should of been fired. I would have a complaint myself over that.
     
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    He needs to be fired. How sick then they wonder why our kids are the way they are. It's so sad now days.
     
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    At least he apologized.
     
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    What prompts someone to do something like that? I'd question how sane he is to be honest.
     
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    My thoughts exactly! It doesn't take much commom sense to know you shouldn't do that!
     
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    That reminds me of something from a book I have, on the state of American education. About how a class in California was asked as an asignment to write how they would murder their best friend. Yep schools are a scary place.
     
  9. Jackie

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    We have a situation here where the parents are protesting teachers showing R-rated movies ("Saving Private Ryan", in this case). Am not sure if it was middle or high school, but either way, those movies aren't shown in the theater (supposedly) without parental permission! The board is trying to do damage-control, and hopefully will have clear guidelines in my the end of this year.
     
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    Jackie, I had that with one of Kevin's teachers during his last year, I think. He wasn't even getting approval from the administration to show them. He did stop after I called.
     
  11. Jackie

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    This one didn't have administration approval, either. And I can honestly see some movies that might have relevence..."Gladiator" for example, might be worth seeing if studying ancient Rome. But the teacher needs to send a letter home and let the parents know which movie and WHY they feel it is relevent. When I was teaching, they showed "Batman" on the last day of school! Piped it into all the classrooms so the teachers could get a lot done. MY CLASS DID NOT WATCH IT!!! I just didn't bother turning on the TV. I was so upset to have that movie being shown to grades k-5, but there was nothing I could really do about it. And the speech therapist comes in, "OH!!! You forgot Batman's on!!! It's already started!!!" I had to explain to one boy that if his mom wanted him to see it, she could get the video.
     
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    Guess what! Carl is showing a movie in his class today. First thing I asked him, "What's it rated?" LOL! (PG 13, if you want to know! It's something about high-level theft on the web).

    Also, we walked into a video place yesterday. A movie was on (like always). I'm walking by, when I heard the f-word. I glanced up, wondering did I REALLY hear what I just THOUGHT I heard? And then went on. By the time I joined Carl at the other end of the store, the movie had been TURNED OFF in the middle!!! I mentioned this to Carl. He did say something to the guy when we left. The guy apologized for it. He said that someone had brought it back saying it didn't work, and that he had turned it on to see if there was any problem with it. He had meant to turn it off when we came in, but didn't get to it fast enough. (We were the only ones in there.) I guess he saw me looking up at the objectionable language and turned it right off. Well, I don't know if I believe that it wasn't a movie he had chosen to watch himself, but I DID appreciate the fact that he turned it off without anyone asking him to!
     
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    What's the title, Jackie?
     
  14. TeacherMom

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    I have to wonder about the writing instructors who ask students to write such things, and the teachers who allow the kids to watch R rated movies and such , but I have to say I am not as surprised as I could be, having grown up in the government school system as a student we did really bad stuff with the teacher's instruction. Our teacher in Vancouver BC told us some really scarey stories, that of course he claimed where true stories from England, but they caused me nightmares as a 7th grader.
    It is very scary but our Government schools are not all nice some are run by people who should not be teaching but happened to be in the right place at the right time.
    I think its not fair and makes the job harder for those great teachers out there.
    Now heres something to think on.... at my sons CHRISTIAN school they had to read "To Kill A Mocking Bird" because it is a State Required book to read. It has swear words in it too. Mild in comparision but still! I was surprised, and then my son started using swear words in his writing? We of course came down on that one but .... yikes eh?
    Teacher Mom
     
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    I tried to click on the link but it's gone, so I'm not sure what this guy did???
     
  16. Jackie

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    He gave an creative writing assignment, asking the kids to tell who they would kill and how they would go about doing it.
     
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    Yikes, that stinks!
     

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