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Tue May 7, 2013, 08:19 PM

Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag stomping deal

Source: The State (Columbia, SC)

Lexington-Richland 5 paid former Chapin High teacher Scott Compton $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge, part of a settlement that led to his resignation after he stomped on an American flag during a class lesson.

The payment is on top of Comptonís salary that will be paid through June 7, even though he has been out of the classroom since December. School officials did not provide Comptonís salary Monday, but their plan pays teachers with his 12 yearsí experience $43,340 to $59,647 a year.

Lexington-Richland 5 taxpayers also will foot the bill for more than $31,500 in attorney fees, records obtained by The State newspaper under a state Freedom of Information Act request show.

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Compton, in statements through his lawyer, said the action was not intended to be disrespectful but an effort to promote discussion with students on how the nation is much more than its symbols.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2013/05/06/2759418/chapin-teacher-got-85000-in-flag.html

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Reply Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag stomping deal (Original post)
alp227 May 2013 OP
Warpy May 2013 #1
Newest Reality May 2013 #2
marble falls May 2013 #3
marshall May 2013 #4
orleans May 2013 #5
marshall May 2013 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. Well good grief, don't try to make them THINK

Thinking doesn't lead to obedient worker bee behavior.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. Embedding symbols

and reifying them in a child's mind contrasts real education.

However, not doing so would empower them and make them less manipulable in the long-run. The system is designed to show students the way into itself, not the way out. Critical thinking would be largely contrary and self-negating to the current "training" or "molding" preparations that we are calling, and letting pass as, education.

I think, if you want to understand the general nature of a culture and gain insight into the overall intent of a society, just look at its education systems as an aggregate and you will see its nature.

The upper-end private schools give just enough insight into the nature of abstraction to allow for the capacity to manipulate and control lessors, but not quite enough to facilitate or inspire the ability to engage in meta-thinking about the system itself.

At the other end of the spectrum, public education currently practices an increasingly narrow, standardization that obviously helps to repress dissent and fill low-level, service positions, largely. Just enough is taught to make the students more likely to fit a predesignated, caste-like role.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:17 PM

3. Sounds about right. Though I'd rather he hadn't done it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:53 PM

4. What if he had yelled the "n" word repeatedly

To show that words are just vocal utterances that have no inherent meaning outside of hat we assign to them.

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Response to marshall (Reply #4)

Wed May 8, 2013, 04:14 AM

5. if he had yelled the "n" word repeatedly and i had been a student in his class

i would have yelled "shut the fuck up!" repeatedly
(possibly "to show that words are just vocal utterances that have no inherent meaning outside of what we assign to them" and also to shut him the fuck up!)

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Response to orleans (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2013, 07:58 AM

6. What a wonderful lesson

Also would have demonstrated the subjectivity of authority.

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