posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 01:34 AM
This thread quickly went from discussing your project, to a debate about religious ideology....see where the teacher/school could be concerned about
your choice for this project?
I agree that this is certantly humurous (im christian)
but far from original. considering the term has come up in the mike jackson sex case...far from creative, as was your use of the lable, again
Put forth some effort and come up with something really new, even if it doenst win,you will have done more than choose the "trendy" and fast way to
go about this project. (your idea is pretty cheap and flimsy, but funny)
The school is supposed to have a level playing field, which is why generally religion is kept to a minimum in the PUBLIC school system....They dont
want to get sued. (being sued takes money, even just to defend themselves from a bogus charge, $$ which could have bought something that many students
could have bennifitted from)
Ask yourself, on this issue, are my "rights" more important or valuable than those of other students or the school?
Is this "battle" even worth the time and effort its gonna cost YOU to wage? To what end?
I understand your feelings, but also look back at when i was a young rebel, and think...yeah i was being immature. (not that you ARE, and id
understand if you tried to push this, but school is not the right place for this.) Playing the hero or the martyr is both a blessing and a curse.
I agree with a previous poster that said, approach the teacher with your concerns (argument for) your approach, but then astound the teacher by
agreeing to choose another topic...show that you can be intelligent, dilligent and reasonable...even if you dont "win" from the student vote, i
think the teacher will see that your grade reflects both your extra effort to come up with something else, AND that you were accomodating to a
"larger" idea than "give me my rights". (I.E. meeting the requirments set out for you)
Its great to see young people thinking about issues greater than just the assignment at hand, but why complicate it for yourself? Just do the
assignment and move on, there will be another time in a better place (college?) for your ideas to be championed. (and plenty more assignments im
from a former rebel that pushed the envelope soo hard i was expelled from catholic school (DONT TELL THE PRIEST HE IS A HYPOCRIT AND PROVIDE HIM WITH
EXAMPLES...LOL) Was it true, yes, but worth calling him out on, not = to the trouble i put up with..(my family totally backed me, but still not worth
it for school)