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79. Her name is dangerously close to the girl from the They Might be Giants song
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  -Story update: Teacher who said Santa not real apologizes The Straight Story  Dec-04-11 11:02 AM   #0 
  - Teacher's should tell the truth  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 11:07 AM   #1 
  - Irony alert nt  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-04-11 11:13 AM   #3 
  - If I were a teacher and I found out a parent was cheating on their spouse, I would tell the kids  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #4 
  - "Teacher's" (sic) should teach the proper use of the apostrophe.  msanthrope   Dec-04-11 11:19 AM   #6 
  - But the question of who's place it is to tell what  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:22 AM   #9 
  - Anyone who appeals to the First Amendment to defend dashing the beliefs of a child  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-04-11 11:25 AM   #10 
  - Goodness, how far do you carry that?  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:35 AM   #15 
  - You missed what I said. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-04-11 11:37 AM   #16 
  - Deleting question because my posts are not showing up my "My DU,"  ZombieHorde   Dec-04-11 02:04 PM   #54 
  - I knew it.  Union Scribe   Dec-04-11 02:03 PM   #53 
  - By school age, children start thinking in the abstract...  Darth_Kitten   Dec-04-11 11:49 AM   #25 
  - That explains why it starts falling at that age.  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:53 AM   #27 
  - yet another great reason to keep religion out of public schools nt  msongs   Dec-04-11 12:49 PM   #43 
  - But those that lie to their children to facilitate indoctrination into a mythological belief system?  kristopher   Dec-04-11 02:21 PM   #58 
  - Well, we are dealing with 7 year olds here.  msanthrope   Dec-04-11 11:43 AM   #21 
  - How can they gain control of it though?  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:54 AM   #28 
  - they see each day as magic and responsible adults should prevent that from being the case.  LanternWaste   Dec-05-11 10:24 AM   #101 
  - Apostrophe Man to the rescue!...  SidDithers   Dec-04-11 12:01 PM   #31 
     - Obviously the wrong OP thread to misplace an apostrophe  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 12:08 PM   #34 
  - i was ateacher and i never did this. leave the little kids alone damn it!  roguevalley   Dec-04-11 03:51 PM   #67 
  - "I think we should focus on our children's education"  Old and In the Way   Dec-04-11 11:12 AM   #2 
  - Better than learning the truth on a field trip  JBoy   Dec-04-11 11:18 AM   #5 
  - lol!  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:21 AM   #8 
  - Found my virtual Christmas card this year! Thanks!  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-04-11 02:12 PM   #56 
  - It's one of those last cultural agreements  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:21 AM   #7 
  - I think the teacher was wrong, and I think the reason should be more obvious ...  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #18 
     - True, though what if some kid realizes there is no  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:52 AM   #26 
     - First rule of Real Estate ... Location, Location, Location!!!  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 12:14 PM   #35 
        - You have to know the relative merits of the North Geographic Pole and the North Magnetic Pole  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 01:22 PM   #51 
     - shouldn't need to scroll this far to find your post- it's perfect. She must suck as a teacher/have  KittyWampus   Dec-04-11 05:40 PM   #80 
        - Thanks .. I'm suprised more don't get this ... and ... I have folks in other  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 09:02 PM   #91 
  - Santa's not real?!?!? Fuck, man, put a spoiler-warning on posts like this!  petronius   Dec-04-11 11:29 AM   #11 
  - Santa is Real!  William769   Dec-04-11 11:31 AM   #12 
  - There's no Santa Claus  trumad   Dec-04-11 11:31 AM   #13 
  - By the time I was 7, it had been two years since an older kid on  MineralMan   Dec-04-11 11:32 AM   #14 
  - I've always wondered if the whole myth is unhealthy.  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #19 
  - I can't imagine that such simple myths are harmful.  MineralMan   Dec-04-11 11:48 AM   #24 
     - I don't think it's harmful either.  polly7   Dec-04-11 12:08 PM   #33 
  - By 7, the introverts would have figured it out, the extroverts would have been told by their friends  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 12:04 PM   #32 
  - I have no problem with the teacher telling the truth. She  avebury   Dec-04-11 11:38 AM   #17 
  - DU: putting the Sour in Sourpuss since 2001.  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-04-11 11:42 AM   #20 
  - ...  William769   Dec-04-11 11:43 AM   #22 
  - She allowed it to disrail the lesson. A good teacher would have ...  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 12:26 PM   #39 
     - Geography should also be about what is at various places  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 01:20 PM   #48 
        - So in the wizard of OZ, you didn't learn anything about Kansas?  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 02:28 PM   #60 
  - While we try to teach kids not to lie why is okay we lie to them?  dballance   Dec-04-11 11:45 AM   #23 
  - I know we'll be accused of being no fun but I can't help but think  treestar   Dec-04-11 11:55 AM   #29 
  - It's not a matter of "no fun", it's ignorance of human psychology, the importance of myths  KittyWampus   Dec-04-11 05:44 PM   #81 
  - It is useful because kids learn that adults lie and later how to participate in a conspiracy  FarCenter   Dec-04-11 11:57 AM   #30 
  - The larger symbolic truth within the Santa Mythos is not a lie. Your literal-ness borders  KittyWampus   Dec-04-11 05:46 PM   #82 
  - We don't admit it because the myth is a big reason why it's so fun for the kids  RZM   Dec-04-11 01:12 PM   #47 
  - not true, I never believed in Santa Claus and LOVE Christmas, always have  bettyellen   Dec-04-11 01:21 PM   #49 
  - I don't think that's the issue here  RZM   Dec-04-11 02:18 PM   #57 
  - not true, I never believed in Santa Claus and LOVE Christmas, always have  bettyellen   Dec-04-11 01:21 PM   #50 
  - Are you serious or being sarcastic?  dballance   Dec-04-11 06:19 PM   #84 
  - Are you serious or being sarcastic?  dballance   Dec-04-11 06:21 PM   #85 
  - Are you serious or being sarcastic?  dballance   Dec-04-11 06:24 PM   #86 
  - Really?  dballance   Dec-04-11 06:40 PM   #87 
  - What if one of the kids said .... "Hey ... Simba was from Africa ... I know where that is!!"  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 03:04 PM   #62 
  - Santa is exactly as real as democracy, and in the same way.  saras   Dec-04-11 12:16 PM   #36 
  - Yep a litte bit of fantasy sometimes keeps us going.  TNLib   Dec-04-11 04:42 PM   #78 
  - If only the Krampus was real.......  Supply Side Jesus   Dec-04-11 12:19 PM   #37 
  - Say WHAT???  Buns_of_Fire   Dec-04-11 12:21 PM   #38 
  - I just asked my daughters to tell me where to find Nemo ... they said Australia.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 12:33 PM   #40 
  - +1000  William769   Dec-04-11 12:41 PM   #41 
  - How did associating Nemo with Australia help them find it on a globe?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-04-11 12:54 PM   #45 
     - You seem to miss the point.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 02:22 PM   #59 
        - No, the knowledge that 'X is from Y' doesn't help you locate Y  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-04-11 06:51 PM   #88 
           - I true hope you are not a teacher.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 08:51 PM   #89 
              - And I hope your job does not depend on you being able to follow logic  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-04-11 09:18 PM   #93 
                 - And I repeat ... very glad you are not a teacher.  JoePhilly   Dec-05-11 09:08 AM   #98 
  - I think schools should be required to teach Santa and Jesus side by side.  Gidney N Cloyd   Dec-04-11 12:44 PM   #42 
  - yes a lesson on myths and fairy tales might be interesting :-) nt  msongs   Dec-04-11 12:51 PM   #44 
  - Santa is 100% Real  unionworks   Dec-04-11 01:03 PM   #46 
  - I believe in Santa  left is right   Dec-04-11 02:08 PM   #55 
     - My older cousin got into a fight about Santa  WolverineDG   Dec-04-11 03:53 PM   #68 
  - All people should throw away their beliefs and hide in their little boxes.  Angry Dragon   Dec-04-11 01:44 PM   #52 
  - When did your kids find out? My son was around six  mainer   Dec-04-11 02:31 PM   #61 
  - My atheist eight year old still believes. nt  msanthrope   Dec-04-11 03:09 PM   #63 
  - So she's sure God isn't real but thinks Santa is? Suddenly, I want a pretzel. nt  Skip Intro   Dec-04-11 03:13 PM   #64 
     - Who says you need theism to celebrate Christmas? It's optional. nt  msanthrope   Dec-04-11 06:11 PM   #83 
  - 5 kids - one was in 3rd grade, one in second,  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:18 PM   #65 
  - My wife still believes that our 10 year old still believes ... its hilarious.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 03:28 PM   #66 
     - Sometimes kids keep up the fantasy for their parents' sake!  mainer   Dec-04-11 04:30 PM   #75 
        - My wife loved to ACT when growing up ... and so does our "little one."  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 04:38 PM   #76 
  - Wow, DU sure is full of miserable scrooges.  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-04-11 03:54 PM   #69 
  - I have fond memories of believing in santa  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:55 PM   #71 
  - Nah, it's just an excuse to show how superior they are  WolverineDG   Dec-04-11 03:57 PM   #72 
  - Yet I dare anyone to ridicule any of the crazy shit Native Americans believe  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-04-11 04:27 PM   #74 
  - I think if you're really trying to make a cogent case for invisible magic beings  Warren DeMontague   Dec-05-11 12:32 AM   #97 
  - I think that their heart is two sizes too small (nt)  Nye Bevan   Dec-04-11 10:56 PM   #95 
  - Dupe, DU burped  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-04-11 03:55 PM   #70 
  - Don't blame DU, it was Gremlins I tell ya! Ma told me all about them...  The Straight Story   Dec-04-11 03:58 PM   #73 
  - The outrage over this is kind of funny and curious.  Quantess   Dec-04-11 04:39 PM   #77 
  - How about if you were the last to learn, and that became apparent thanks to this teacher?  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 08:55 PM   #90 
     - No, and in fact a girl in my 3rd grade class got laughed at  Quantess   Dec-04-11 09:16 PM   #92 
  - Her name is dangerously close to the girl from the They Might be Giants song  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-04-11 05:33 PM   #79 
  - we still haven't walked in the glow of each others' majestic presence.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-05-11 12:31 AM   #96 
     - Yeah, and her name is Ann Eng  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-05-11 09:48 AM   #100 
  - I sill love you Santa  unionworks   Dec-04-11 10:42 PM   #94 
  - That teacher is probably going to retire next spring.  Major Hogwash   Dec-05-11 09:32 AM   #99 

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