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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:59 PM
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Okay, tomorrow , it's battle one: Middle School.
I like to listen to my CD player. The Clash, Green Day, The Caesars, Bob Dylan... Yeah. I like my music. At home, in the car, on the bus...

At school.

Yeah. I like to listen to my CD player at school.

Of course, not during class time. I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't think of it.

But, I do like to listen to my CD player while writing up reports at After School Homework Club. There's just a certain special thing about rocking out to 'London Calling' while writing about Ben Franklin. Trust me, it's awesome.

What is NOT awesome is this: Up to now, we could listen to our CD players after school. Now we can't, and we may not be able to listen to them on the bus.

I listen to my CD player on the bus, as the only radio is a crappy Western-pop station that the bus driver insists on.

It is just... ludicrous that I cannot listen to MY CD player, while doing MY homework after school. Not during class when we are supposed to be paying attention to the teacher... but AFTER SCHOOL.

I am going to talk to both my principal and vice principal about this. It is outrageous. Completely outrageous. We students have rights!

MiniMandaRuth, proudly listening to 'American Idiot'
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 PM
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1. Might be a slight saftey issue on the bus -
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:14 PM by Kali
but maybe it could be a negotiating point for after school homework period.

And may I say how impressive your thinking and writing are for a middle schooler?! Keep up the good work.




edit to correct my less than impressive writing!
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:25 PM
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2. I have a pretty powerful CD player
and cranked up all the way on a loud song... such as 'Won't Get Fooled Again', I can still hear the bus driver without any real effort. I see your point, though.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:36 PM
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3. Have the authorities given a reason or is this just arbitrary?
I would say hear out the reasons, think about them, if they seem unreasonable offer some alternatives and if you don't get anywhere maybe try to get some parental backing and start a petition of students or something...


As a parent I have to say I hate those things - especially if I start talking and nobody can hear me - on the other hand I have always told the kids, as long as your grades are acceptable if there were ever some sort of "political" action you want to take at school I would be 100% behind them.
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