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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000242.txt from 2001/02

From: webler <>
Subj: RE: [kl] chaos being sold for freedom...
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 01:19:12 -0500

Perhaps my memory is failing me but I seem to remember a day when teachers
and counselors did have authority.

The parents can exercise authority all they want, but if it is not backed
up in the school you are spitting in the wind, and vice versa.

I will not go into details, either publicly or privately, but I have had a
great deal of experience with schools that would rather try to get kids to
feel good about themselves, then actually exercise any real authority.
They claim it's because parents don't want them to. Frankly I believe
that is a sign of a total break down in respect for all authority. Those
of you who are close to 50 think real hard and try to remember how many
bumper stickers you saw that said, "Question all Authority". That whole
mentality came out of the Anti-establishment movements of the late 60's and
70's, and now we are living in the wake of the results. "Be not
deceived, what you reap, you will sow."

For this very reason I have pulled my last 2 of 5 children out of the
Public School system. Unfortunately I waited to long for my first 2 and am
now reaping the painful rewards of that mistake. I fought the system that
wanted to Psychologise everything; observe rather than discipline; pump
them with pills than provide a substantive education; and give smile face
stickers when they should have received f's. All of this because we're
afraid of warping their little minds.

A quote from and unknown source:

"The parents are afraid of the children; the teachers are afraid of the
parents; the principles are afraid of the teachers; and the children------
They're afraid of no one."

Jay Webler

-----Original Message-----
From: Dee D. Hays []
Subject: Re: [kl] chaos being sold for freedom...

Do the
teachers or guidance counselor have the authority to take action?

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