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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
So she fought back against the rules, so if this was an atheist student proclaiming they were offend by someone wearing a cross, that would be just fine.
Fricken intolerant double standards prevalent today in our society, you can only push people so far and they are going to push back.
“There were several students who were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regard to their faith,”
Some classmates showed support Tuesday by wearing hand made bless you shirts.
And they have a right to do so IMHO.
The phrase "God bless you" is attributed to Pope Gregory the Great, who uttered it in the sixth century during a bubonic plague epidemic (sneezing is an obvious symptom of one form of the plague).
The exchangeable term "gesundheit" comes from Germany, and it literally means "health." The idea is that a sneeze typically precedes illness. It entered the English language in the early part of the 20th century, brought to the United States by German-speaking immigrants.
originally posted by: Phoenix
Last I heard students didn't check their constitutional rights at the door when entering the school although that seems to be what administrators and government wants everyone to believe.
Students do not, the Court tells us in Tinker vs. Des Moines, "shed their constitutional rights when they enter the schoolhouse door." But it is also the case that school administrators have a far greater ability to restrict the speech of their students than the government has to restrict the speech of the general public. Student speech cases require a balancing of the legitimate educational objectives and need for school discipline of administrators against the First Amendment values served by extending speech rights of students.
originally posted by: eeyipes
a reply to: Krazysh0t
No, not right, but perhaps your teacher learned a valuable lesson from it. Hopefully this one did. Kids do stupid kid stuff. It's a part of growing up. As the mature one in the classroom, it's up to the teacher to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect. This one cultivated an atmosphere of mutual disrespect, and got exactly the result that might be expected from that. Unfortunately for her, it's hit national level news. It's gonna be a tough mistake to live down, for sure.
The sad thing is that the only way this teacher may have learned to show some mutual respect to her students is by this story being splashed across the nation.