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"A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give"

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Check out this article/letter put together by a radio host named Dennis Prager ( Dennis Prager Official Website )

Its a fake newsletter to a fake school but it does pose some controversial topics.

Look over it and respond how you will but I will ask for your answer to be themed to : Is it fair?


I want you to look past whether or not you agree or disagree, like or dislike him or his ideas but instead answer a simple question of fairness.

Read the Letter here.




posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Thats being objective in education....I wish every principle was forced to say those things.....Even though the forcing infringes on their freedom, It would sure make a better country



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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It needs a little tweaking, but I mostly agree with it.

It will not work though. Because the school systems have become so dependent on federal funds because the states can no longer afford the schools. So, in order for schools to do something like this would mean that the school would have to let most of the federal programs go and not adhere to them. Once they ignore the programs, the feds will cut the funding and the school will not receive any money. I am all for it, but I do not see it happening anytime soon, not until the schools can be supported at the state level.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Plus imagine the outrage it would cause if every school in America transformed to that state. Parents, students, even teachers would be in panic.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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That was great!
Actually a little parochial and a bit too puritanical conservatism but better than nothing I suppose.
And here is something for the elementary classes....



The solution for a civilized world is simple.
Fine or ban people (all people) from mentioning their religious beliefs or proselytizing at all in PUBLIC.

They might do what they want in private.
Due to "freedom of speech" requirements, all we could ban is proselytizing in PUBLIC but we really shouldn't know what religion people are or profess to be. It should be made a crime, a misdemeanor, to mention it.

Consideration for others would naturally be "a given" without resorting to a list of what all you SHOULD NOT DO which always only serves to give people ideas - ways to get a little attention and hurt others.

edit on 15-3-2011 by rusethorcain because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Thats great!



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Personally I agree with the sentiments that we are one race, and loved or loathed the world over, Americans are Americans, since the rest of the world seems to lump all Americans in one group while you remain divided. Although it could be very positive for you all to act as one..

However, keeping us all divided amongst ourselves the world over is the only way the elite/establishment/TPTB maintain and exercise their control over us so it simply won't happen, as you'll bring their house of cards tumbling down around their ears.
edit on 15/3/11 by thoughtsfull because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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I first encountered this letter in an email thread. Passed along and along with comments like "Yeah" and "Finally" and such.

It was passed on as truth. That there really was this specific real letter. However it sounded just to contrived to me so I looked up Prager and found its origin.

Each individual issue raised in the "letter" has valid grounds for consideration. Especially if we don't look at them in depth, but just with our immediate emotions. I found that I agreed with the issues one after another.

But the thing is these "issues" raised in the "letter" are not simple issues which, in the context of the "letter", are made to appear so.

The principal is a fictional character who lines up a long list of REAL issues which are designed, when taken one after another after another with no counter discussion, to inflame the emotions of a certain segment of the population.

You ask to I think this is fair?

I see this "letter" as subtle brainwashing. Leading gullibles down a road of their own delusions.

No, this is not fair.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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Reminds me of a movie I saw a long time ago "To Sir With Love".
Should be required viewing by all teachers and high school students.

www.imdb.com...



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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I'll be sure to check it out thank you.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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I've always hated formal dress codes, so I really don't like point 3 :p However, I can appreciate the sentiment behind the point. Points 2,4,5, and 6 all seem really good to me. You would naturally substitute 'english' for 'whatever other language' in another country, but for the USA, it is appropriate. The language of instruction should be the national language.

I am not entirely certain what he is trying to say with the first point, though. Every time I go back to read it I get a different interpretation, some good, some bad :p It seems like what he's trying to say is that we shouldn't be trying to define ourselves solely by race, ethnicity, or religion, as many people seem to do, but that attributes like character and intelligence are more important. If that's what he is saying, I approve.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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I watched that movie you mentioned the other night and it was an excellent watch, thank you.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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You are welcome.
I thought it applied very well to this thread.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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I would have to say our public school does already follows most of these principles. Of course we are a public school corporation in a rural part of Indiana. By the way, our students do recite the Pledge of Alligance every morning.



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