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Response to BridgeTheGap (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:14 PM

12. The silliest claim by Torrance is that creative people don't have "time" to be courteous.

Interesting justification by a narcissist excusing themselves from societal norms.

I've been in the classroom 3 decades and have had thousands of creative souls come through here. I teach "regular" kids, yes, those souls that aren't in AP or IB or AVID or SpecEd, those that are warehoused into spaces while all the "important" groups are being agonized over.

How about:
The economics class that raised $450 ($15 each from 30 kids) and opened an online trading account and turned it into $6300 in 10 weeks during a stock market game? That one got me written up for allowing the students to gamble at school.

The entrepreneurs who talked teachers into giving them homework passes and then resold them to their fellow students? That one got me written up for "subverting school policies on late work."

The group of government students who sent 47 of their fellows to a school board meeting and who followed procedures to speak out individually against a district transfer policy? That one got me written up for contributing to a negative atmosphere at school.

The study group who ordered a small Chinese buffet for 10 every Wednesday delivered to my class while they worked? That one got me written up for violating the Food Services monopoly on eating on-campus.

This year, our Christmas door entry was titled "137 reasons we couldn't get our door decorated" and was covered with 3x5 cards with excuses in bright holiday colors. Some of my favorites: "I suddenly got allergic to that - cough - cough"; I thought it was tomorrow"; "You have no authority to question me"; "I was making hotpockets"; "This wasn't for a grade." Fun and many students and staff stopped by and read it until they were late to class. We were disqualified because we didn't have a holiday theme.

I now have students in the medical field, two studying at the London School, several restaurant owners, several landlords, and many who have their own families and whose children I now have the pleasure of teaching.

TEACHERS don't like creative students? BULLSHIT. ADMINISTRATORS don't like creative anything, that's what.

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