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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:08 PM

What does it mean if a teacher says a student has been put on "DNR"?

This happened during a meeting with two teachers, a new (though experienced) and one who has been here for many years, after school while meeting about students who present challenges to teachers.

The teacher who's been here longer said, smilingly, that they use the term "DNR" in reference to certain students who, it turns out, they want to "lose".

DNR evokes the medical care phrase "Do Not Resuscitate", or "let them die".

In this instance, the teacher explained, it stood for Do Not Re-enroll.

I was not amused.

The new teacher is a gift, a godsend, and we love that she's here. Some of the other teachers are jealous and have begun to bully her.

There will be changes, this is just the last straw of indications of poor and negligent care of our students.

Tomorrow will be interesting.

Bullying. Of teachers by teachers, and what's done to students is even worse.

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Pilotguy Mar 2012 #1
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:41 PM

1. In my school district...

DNR means "Do Not Release". It means the student should not be released to a parent or guardian who does not have custody of the child.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:59 PM

2. That's also a disturbing thought...

But necessary for the safety of the child.

In our case, it's an inside joke among four teachers in the same building with respect to any students that they don't like or are tired of dealing with.

And they made it up, it's not a front office term, it's their inside joke.

DNR: don't re-enroll.

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