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Originally posted by neo96
Bless you.” For uttering those words, a student at William C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. was punished this week by a teacher who claimed that the student disrupted his classroom. “It’s not … got anything to do with religion,” Wood High health teacher Steve Cuckovich told KTXL News in Sacramento. “It’s got to do with an interruption of class time.”
So what ever happened to freedom of speech in america? Someone sneezes everyone says "Bless You" whats the deal?
disrupting class? yeah right theres more to than a sneeze disrupting class yet another attack on christians in school is my take.
and of all places the peoples republic of california i have said this time and time agian on this website schools have always been about freeing a students mind not keeping them repressed and indoctrinated into whatever "teacher" deems to be a "disruption".
the country has gone stupid and its only getting more stupid by the day.
what say you ats?edit on 29-9-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
So what ever happened to freedom of speech in america?
Originally posted by angeldoll
This just in: The teacher who did this is a member of the tea party!edit on 9/30/2011 by angeldoll because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
I'm not religious.. and I made a point years ago of no longer saying 'bless you' when someone sneezes. However it is a harmless automatic response for when people sneeze and there really is no harm in it. None! On the odd occasion I still catch myself saying it.
Also, in one of my jobs, I am a teacher/educator. I would never feel it's my right inside the classroom (or out) to tell a student what they can and cannot say (within reason of course) and what rituals they can and cannot observe. This teacher has a personal agenda, and if she needs to exercise that much control to keep her students engaged in her classes, then she's simply a lousy teacher and would probably be more suited cleaning toilets or mopping floors. Some type of job that requires no interaction with other human beings.
Originally posted by buster2010
The students never said god bless you they just said bless you the god part was added on by the tv station and the parent. So seeing how god wasn't mentioned how was this an attack on religion? Also when it boils down to religion and public schools.
“The blessing really doesn’t make sense anymore,” Cuckovich explained. “When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body. So they were saying, ‘God bless you,’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, what you’re doing really doesn’t make sense.”
It all started when high school health teacher Steve Cuckovich disciplined his freshman students at Will C. Wood High School last week for repeatedly disrupting class by responding to sneezes with a overenthusiastic chorus of "Bless You."
The sneezer would then thank each giver of the blessing individually. Cuckovich, as teachers have done since time immemorial, decided to nip that behavior in the bud by docking student grades for the offense. A parent saw the deduction and made a phone call - not to the teacher or the principal or even an elected official, said district Superintendent John Niederkorn.
And that's about when Cuckovich found a local Fox TV news reporter in his classroom asking why he was banning "Bless you." Read more: www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2011/09/30/BAB11LBSGI.DTL#ixzz1ZVD0kl41
.... for repeatedly disrupting class by responding to sneezes with a overenthusiastic chorus of "Bless You."
The sneezer would then thank each giver of the blessing individually.
Apart from that, deducting a child's grade for saying 'bless you', leads me to think the teacher has some sort of religious stigma