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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000277.txt from 2001/02

From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <kevinfay@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] chaos being sold for freedom...
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 18:31:30 -0500

Roger Garrett noted:

<<<My parents always told me they were on the teacher's side...........and
they told the teachers in front of us that if there was ever a problem,
don't hesitate to call.

They were both public school educators too...........>>>

. . . and Bill Hausmann added:

<<<We need MORE of that attitude now. Instead, we get "My kid, right or
wrong." The parents mistakenly BELIEVE they are protecting their children,
but in fact, they are leading them down the road to ruin. Their children
will "learn" that they can get away with ANYTHING and Mommy and Daddy will
protect them. The prisons are FULL of people who learned that lesson
well!>>>

I recall - not so fondly - my dad giving my 5th grade teacher standing
permission to smack me at will. She was to be sure to let him know when
that happened, so he could amplify at home . . .

My junior high school (Western PA in the early '70s) still utilized corporal
punishment, meted out with elaborately decorated wooden paddles. They were
used infrequently in the end (so to speak), but kids were generally *very*
polite.

kjf

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