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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 08:50 AM
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48. That "stupid little act" Just Taught Those Kids a REAL Lesson
about this country. And I didn't mean to accuse you of supporting the ban of flag burning, although looking at how I wrote what I did, I can see how you would. I accused you of reacting melodramatically because what was done should not be seen as a "big Deal" or a "stunt". It was a FUCKING lesson! And the lesson and manner in which the teacher used was most effective!

I will say this; he should have burned the flag outside of the classroom so as to note break any fire code laws.

I applaud this teacher for trying...
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  -Teacher reassigned after burning U.S. flags in class deadparrot  Aug-21-06 11:18 PM   #0 
  - Sig Heil Ya'll nt  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-21-06 11:28 PM   #1 
  - Free Speech Lesson #1  wellst0nev0ter   Aug-21-06 11:36 PM   #2 
  - So much for the principle of academic freedom. (n/t)  coalition_unwilling   Aug-23-06 02:37 PM   #71 
  - Lord knows...  Ready4Change   Aug-21-06 11:38 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-06 11:52 PM   #4 
  - Devil's advocate on 1 point....  pepperbear   Aug-21-06 11:55 PM   #5 
  - Agreed  Ohio Joe   Aug-22-06 07:43 AM   #20 
  - Was it even necessary to burn the flag?  LiberalFighter   Aug-22-06 09:26 AM   #26 
  - Wow, somebody actually burned a flag!  Canuckistanian   Aug-21-06 11:59 PM   #6 
  - What's even more incredible, he did it in Kentucky.  beam me up scottie   Aug-22-06 12:09 AM   #7 
     - Maybe he should have burned a bible, too.  yibbehobba   Aug-22-06 07:28 AM   #18 
     - Are you kidding? This idiot teacher would have been fired in ANY state.  brentspeak   Aug-22-06 09:32 AM   #29 
     - What if he burned an unrelated object?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-25-06 10:25 AM   #90 
     - burning a flag or a paper bag in a class is pretty stupid & a risk to kids  wordpix2   Aug-25-06 10:31 AM   #92 
     - Those "red state talibornagains" will probably celebrate the teacher's  coalition_unwilling   Aug-23-06 02:41 PM   #72 
     - Being a teacher myself in the Jefferson Co, Public Schools, I am  MasonJar   Aug-23-06 04:27 PM   #78 
  - With rights come responsibilities.  last1standing   Aug-22-06 02:05 AM   #8 
  - Agreed  Sherman A1   Aug-22-06 03:16 AM   #9 
  - Really?  heliarc   Aug-22-06 04:20 AM   #11 
  - Well...  heliarc   Aug-22-06 04:19 AM   #10 
  - Good link....  CanSocDem   Aug-22-06 08:21 AM   #23 
  - Did Jane Elliot burn a flag in class?  last1standing   Aug-22-06 03:43 PM   #32 
     - No she didn't, but...  heliarc   Aug-23-06 10:27 AM   #54 
        - I agree that unorthodox teaching methods can be very effective.  last1standing   Aug-23-06 01:27 PM   #66 
        - You don't get it: the uproar is the lesson. Bravo to this teacher  coalition_unwilling   Aug-23-06 02:43 PM   #73 
           - I'm sure one of us doesn't get it.  last1standing   Aug-23-06 03:56 PM   #76 
        - I thought she was fired over it.  bling bling   Aug-23-06 01:51 PM   #68 
           - Not sure if its in the Frontline...  heliarc   Aug-24-06 05:10 AM   #81 
              - I found this....  bling bling   Aug-24-06 01:26 PM   #87 
                 - Great quote....  heliarc   Aug-25-06 09:51 AM   #89 
  - Burning the flag is not just a stunt.  annabanana   Aug-22-06 04:30 AM   #12 
  - I agree, but  Ms. Toad   Aug-22-06 07:28 AM   #17 
  - And I Disagree  Crisco   Aug-23-06 10:39 AM   #55 
  - Burning the flag IS a stunt.  last1standing   Aug-22-06 03:47 PM   #33 
  - Free speech and unpopular speech are not by definition idiocy.  Alexodin   Aug-22-06 04:34 AM   #13 
  - Voltaire said it, and I agree with him.  last1standing   Aug-22-06 06:58 PM   #34 
     - This teacher very clearly "thought" about it before the class. Of course  coalition_unwilling   Aug-23-06 02:45 PM   #74 
  - totally agree  greenman3610   Aug-22-06 07:00 AM   #14 
  - I'm with you  cali   Aug-22-06 07:06 AM   #15 
     - Agreed  GeorgiaDem69   Aug-22-06 07:24 AM   #16 
        - Oh, and they do...  heliarc   Aug-23-06 10:41 AM   #56 
  - Then we wonder why americans slit blithley by while our country implodes.  Exiled in America   Aug-22-06 08:25 PM   #38 
     - That was a wonderfully sarcastic reply, only not very realistic.  last1standing   Aug-23-06 12:30 AM   #41 
        - Hmm... I don't believe I attacked "you" at any point.  Exiled in America   Aug-23-06 02:14 AM   #42 
  - I'd take one creative teacher like this over 100 who play it safe. n/t  Doremus   Aug-22-06 07:33 AM   #19 
  - Oh, please  cali   Aug-22-06 08:14 AM   #21 
     - Why? Did he have a drumroll or something...?  Doremus   Aug-22-06 08:56 AM   #25 
     - Yeah, its really melodramatic to actually dare to USE the 1st Amendment...  Exiled in America   Aug-22-06 08:14 PM   #36 
     - These kids will never forget what they have learned about the suppression  tblue37   Aug-22-06 11:38 PM   #40 
        - I think its fair to think...  heliarc   Aug-23-06 10:51 AM   #58 
     - Melodramatic?  stepnw1f   Aug-23-06 08:06 AM   #46 
        - Er, where the fuck did I say I was for a constitutional  cali   Aug-23-06 08:35 AM   #47 
           - That "stupid little act" Just Taught Those Kids a REAL Lesson  stepnw1f   Aug-23-06 08:50 AM   #48 
              - Hear Hear n/t  heliarc   Aug-23-06 10:53 AM   #59 
  - Starting fires in a classroom...  warrens   Aug-22-06 08:18 AM   #22 
  - My chemistry teacher lived to set fires in class, or explosions  noonwitch   Aug-22-06 09:29 AM   #28 
     - Science Classroom vs. Non-Science Classroom  marshall   Aug-23-06 09:32 AM   #49 
     - "Social Sciences"  Crisco   Aug-23-06 11:51 AM   #62 
        - Ah, maybe that is true  marshall   Aug-23-06 12:30 PM   #63 
           - These Were Not Full-Sized Flags  Crisco   Aug-23-06 02:02 PM   #69 
     - Heh. See #90. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-25-06 10:29 AM   #91 
  - Not too bright???  robcon   Aug-22-06 08:25 AM   #24 
  - This teacher makes Idiot Of The Week  brentspeak   Aug-22-06 09:28 AM   #27 
  - One of my middle school teachers burned hydrogen in class.  mccoyn   Aug-22-06 09:57 AM   #30 
  - The teacher pushed his own views down their throats  trixie   Aug-22-06 01:42 PM   #31 
  - Yes, the horrible view that the first amendment actually means something!  Exiled in America   Aug-22-06 08:15 PM   #37 
     - Oh stop right there  trixie   Aug-23-06 07:53 AM   #45 
        - Quit your bellyaching  Khayembii Communique   Aug-23-06 10:26 AM   #53 
        - It may comply with constitutional law but it sure doesn't comply with ~  lynne   Aug-23-06 05:44 PM   #79 
        - BS  heliarc   Aug-23-06 11:07 AM   #60 
           - As soon as he set fire to the flag he silenced debate  trixie   Aug-24-06 11:51 AM   #86 
              - Not true  heliarc   Aug-25-06 10:33 AM   #93 
                 - So if he had made racist remarks  trixie   Aug-25-06 02:14 PM   #94 
  - He couldn't use video or pictures?  Bleachers7   Aug-22-06 07:51 PM   #35 
  - Simple.  heliarc   Aug-23-06 11:12 AM   #61 
  - geez  soaky   Aug-22-06 10:11 PM   #39 
  - Point: he might have set fire to the classroom. Or the school.  robcon   Aug-23-06 07:41 AM   #43 
     - Guess your kids won't be taking chemistry. n/t  Doremus   Aug-23-06 09:57 AM   #50 
  - Let's put two statements from the article in perspective  YankeyMCC   Aug-23-06 07:45 AM   #44 
  - He could have gotten a buzz a number of ways.  igil   Aug-23-06 10:07 AM   #51 
  - I agree with the teather's stance...  Hepburn   Aug-23-06 10:18 AM   #52 
  - Sounds like an awesome assignment, actually.  SmokingJacket   Aug-23-06 10:48 AM   #57 
  - I agree with you...  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-23-06 12:44 PM   #65 
  - Teaching K-12 will do this to you. After another year, he'd burn himself  yurbud   Aug-23-06 12:42 PM   #64 
  - Yeah he might re-enact the Buddhist protests in Vietnam  heliarc   Aug-24-06 05:34 AM   #83 
     - I think K-12 would be better if run like college. Administrators  yurbud   Aug-24-06 10:43 AM   #85 
  - I have no problem with this at all.  bling bling   Aug-23-06 01:48 PM   #67 
  - Alternatives  marshall   Aug-23-06 02:15 PM   #70 
     - This is a difficult proposition...  heliarc   Aug-24-06 05:40 AM   #84 
        - Banned Book Week is coming up  marshall   Aug-25-06 09:47 AM   #88 
  - Good thing that he doesn't teach sex ed  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-23-06 03:04 PM   #75 
  - Haha...  heliarc   Aug-24-06 05:21 AM   #82 
  - Oh, sure, the safety aspect.  MasonJar   Aug-23-06 04:10 PM   #77 
  - The teacher has been there since 1979 --- before many here were born.  DarbyUSMC   Aug-23-06 06:42 PM   #80 
 

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