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But it goes back to a premise you surmised, that words now equate to physical harm.
I have a problem with the manner he made his opinions known.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: DBCowboy
I think what he said was stupid, and easily refuted. But if what he said constitutes "bullying" and "berating", all hope is lost for the future, whether left or right.
Sorry, but he wasn't shaming him.
did he ask ALL of those students about their post high school plans?
if he did not, and he singled out the student in question, then yes he was shaming him based on his attire.
However, to insult a childs family members is cruel and a violation of the trust the family members sent their children to school under. Children are not adults (which we seem to be rehashing at an alarming rate here lately)
Oh great make it about me again. "You, you, you, you".
It's a simple formula. You either believe in free speech or you don't. But given your caveats, you belong on the "I believe in the free speech but" brigade.
What, by speaking?
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
thank you. that's certainly true to a degree but honestly when i heard how he was speaking even though he was calm, he clearly was mocking that kid and not just "debating" or having civil conversation.
FWIW, i've had my youngest son (who is opinionated like me) come home from school telling me about something crazy the teacher said or did. Im not the type to complain to admin (or a manager), and would typically use it as a lesson to teach my kid what I believe is correct (which has itself changed over the years and i've gotten presumably wiser) as well as a chance to teach about ignoring people that you know are FOS.
May not have helped his education in school...but I think he has a pretty hardened mind when compared to his peers. I consider that a win.
This entire debate from my perspective is purely philosophical.