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Originally posted by mattifikation
No, I can't see it from the teacher's point of view. I try to imagine myself in the teacher's shoes. I see myself yelling at the kid for having their phone on, and when the kid says its their dad calling from Iraq I see myself asking them to take the call out in the hall.
Certainly not a frickin SUSPENSION, over a cell phone!!!
Originally posted by mattifikation
Why does the "no cell phone policy" trump the "golden rule?"
[edit on 13-4-2008 by mattifikation]
Originally posted by kthulu
Was the kid a smartass? Dont know, so I cant comment on that. Did the teacher think the kid was lying, or didnt like being told "Well my DAD who is in IRAQ says STFU!" I dont know. But it seems that without these points its pretty hard to DENY IGNORANCE the way we do without the full story.
Originally posted by palehorse23
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Hey green. Haven't talked to ya in a bit. I agree with you.
My wife and I discussed this article at dinner tonight. We agreed with you. My son, when he gets to school, is carrying a phone. They do make phones that do not text or have games. They are specifically for kids to use and receive calls in an emergency. Why more people don't get those is beyond me.
There is too much BS in schools today for kids not to have a way to make outside communication. If parents took more time to teach their kids right from wrong, maybe so many bad things wouldn't be happening in our schools.
Originally posted by jedimiller
Originally posted by josephine
The civilians need those jobs.
The troops need to be back here protecting the borders.
Their not doing anything productive in Iraq.
Yeah, but the civilians arent doing those jobs. it's all illegal aliens doing it. have the military do those jobs and it would create a government job and then people would actually join the military to do good. the border protecting..well save it for the border patrol and chuck norris. but we can put some soldiers on the border..also on the streets working with police.
Originally posted by ccantey6204
Marines are trained to be killing machines, and thats because they are always a rifleman first regardless of what their actual job is.
That's for sure, cc!
If it were me I woulda said screw the school officials I am taking this call
If there would've been cell phones back in the 70's, when i was in H.S.,
i'd probably say the same thing!
you dont agree with this war doesnt mean you should not support the soldier. I am a soldier and I dont agree with the war
Valuable input, from a SOLDIER!
they get really good training that will help them in the civilian world
Excellent point, cc- perhaps jedi can appreciate this huge aspect of the
Semper Fi, Friend-O.
[edit on 4/14/2008 by FRIGHTENER]
Originally posted by space cadet
If the call were an emergency it should have been placed through the school, not made toa personal cell phone during school hours. Why did the kid have a phone on during class? I cannot think of a single school in our area, Private schools included, that will allow a child to carry a cell phone into class with it turned on. While I am sympathetic to any of the thousands of children with parents in Iraq, a child with a cell phone on during class comes off as a little 'Spicolli' if you know what I mean. Can he order pizza during class too?
My own father served 22 years military service, he was in Vietnam and the Korean conflict, a phone call from him was certainly cherished, but if he had called me in school I would have had a heart attack thinking something was wrong, it would have to be, why else would my class be interupted? The only time this actually happened, it was a death in the family. No cell phones were involved.