posted on May, 18 2009 @ 06:49 PM
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
You know what is odd, is that the your parents generation said that about you and their parents generation said that about them. Now here we are
saying it about this next generation....
In other words, it is not the kids that have changed..... It is us.
[edit on 18-5-2009 by gimme_some_truth]
Oh I completely agree, things change but nothing really changes, its just to me and from my parents perspective its worse now than it ever was. Could
be just an illusion but it sure feels like it, I went to a rather low grade all boys school and it got hairy at times, but compared to what I hear now
its likes its gotten miles worse.
After I told my dad about this news article he mentioned that in his school which is primarily Pacific Islander and Maori students the parents have
often told him "just hit him if he gets out of line" ... while thats going to far at least the parents, some parents realise their little kids are
terrible students and need to be push into line. Unfortunately he cant do anything of the sort, so the kid learns nothing from their behavior which in
his line of teaching can be lead to lethal consequences (which is odd since now days they hardly get a chance to go into the workshop, so they learn
mostly theory rather than actual practical hands on stuff that would benefit them immensely).
To me the act of the kid disrupting the class and halting the learning of the other students is worse than the momentary embarrassment the offender
has in being called out over their behavior. One kid gets a red face (which unfortunately in this cotton bud world is taken way out of perspective by
parent, student and PC do gooder, PC is definitely good but its going way to far these days) or the whole class misses out on learning something they
Its getting to the point where you cant even teach a student to form a personal opinion because giving your own opinion of a subject that the student
can counter or grow on could get you in hot water.
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
I think that banning a teacher is a bit much but, God, it irritates me when a teacher touches me. I just fell that any contact between teacher and
student should be prohibited.
Theirs a slight issue i have with that last idea and its, what sort of child results from a educational upbringing where their view of any form of
contact is a hostile one or viewed in the light of it being wrong?. Especially in todays world where parents are interacting far far less with their
kids than before.
Were breeding a youth who are not only unable to handle even the slightest reproach to their world view, feel that any contact by another human is bad
or an aggressive act and who have little or no 'safe' smarts.
Its a dangerous mix...
[edit on 18-5-2009 by BigfootNZ]