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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 12:30 AM
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60. Well, now we know.
Edited on Sun Dec-03-06 12:33 AM by TheMadMonk
You do not allow your kids out of your sight EVER. What a ridiculous statement/claim to make. For this to be even remotely true: Either you teach in a very small school set in the middle of a barren paddock; or you refuse to take responsibility for any child not in your assigned class(room). And even then it's a virtual impossibility.

I've undertaken childcare training and even at a ratio of 8 kids to one adult it is impossible to catch everything, every moment of the day. One child cries out, you turn to look and immediately Billy clonks Betty on the head with a wooden truck behind you.

Of course prevention, when and where possible, is the ideal to strive for. I've already agreed with you on that. However, sometimes things do go pear shaped, no matter how heroic the effort one puts into preventative measures and the only option available is to intervene before things get even worse.

And we now have your bald statement that under such circumstances, you would willfully abrogate your immediate and obvious responsibility in order to seek out another onto which to unload that responsibility.

In the specific circumstances of the OP and the hypothetical scenario I outlined, you by your own words (there is no other possible interpretation) would allow one child to: in all likelihood seriously injure; probably maim; or even possibly kill another, because you won't/don't resort to violence. But of course that would never happen because YOU are such a perfect educator that such a scenario could never arise on YOUR watch.

And when a cop finally did arrive on the scene, would you attempt to restrain them if (s)he pulled a taser and attempted to use it? Well no, of course not. YOU don't do violence. I can only surmise from your words in previous posts that you'd reach for the phone and demand that cop's immediate sacking and punishment for failing to inhabit your fantasy world.
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