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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000238.txt from 2002/06

Subj: [kl] Students and "students'
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 16:45:08 -0400

Tony Pay wrote,
>I do want to point out that "those quotation marks in
>the thread title" were mine, and were intended to start
>a new thread (unsuccessfully as it happened), dealing
>specifically with the issue of students who *didn't want
>to be in the lessons* (hence, they were 'students' rather
>than students).
>I say that those students, simply because they don't want to be
>there, *shouldn't* be there.

Yes, I agree. There's no point in kids and teachers wasting each other's
time if the kids really don't want to be there. It's interesting, though,
that people kept right on using that thread header, complete with the
quotation marks, as the discussion veered away. There's been some grumpy,
"Kids today!" stereotyping and ritual bellyaching on this thread, not from
you, but from a few teachers who sound fed up with teaching.



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