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iowa_democrat Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:21 AM
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Flags get classroom green light - Lakewood CO

Geography teacher Eric Hamlin and his flags are welcome to return to Carmody Middle School in Lakewood today.

But Hamlin, who was suspended with pay Wednesday in a dispute over the display of three foreign flags in his classroom, is not sure he wants to go back.

Hamlin said he's worried his presence will be viewed as divisive by other workers, some of whom resent the media coverage he brought on Carmody.

Jefferson County school officials Thursday resolved the flag issue in Hamlin's favor.






http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1...
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:27 AM
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1. the kids need this guy
I hope he goes back. But I can certainly see why he wouldn't want to.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:30 AM
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2. Here's the origins of this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Very bad call by the school district in the first place.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:31 AM
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3. That principal should be disciplined. He should have not taken it
upon himself to interpret state law. That's why the school system has a lawyer. As it is he may have bought the school system an expensive settlement with the teacher.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 11:40 AM
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4. cockroaches don't like the light so they scurry and hide
and as they say, any publicity is good publicity. Or, say anything you want about me, just spell my name right.

other teachers should be GRATEFUL he stood for his rights, cuz they may be victim next time.

Msongs
www.myspace.com/msongs
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 12:11 PM
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5. The sad thing is this stupid "the curriculum didn't support it" part.
Hello. Geography involves ALL countries, not just the Country of the Week. Stupid, narrow interpretation that holds that unless a country has a specific relevance to the US, why bother knowing about it? Why teach geography at all with that attitude.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 02:15 PM
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6. Dear God, like Chinam UN, and Mexico are not relevent to the US
Our biggest trading partner, the forum by which nations resolve conflicts, and our second-largest oil supplier..., nope, not relevent to the US. If China and Mexico dropped of the face of the earth, we woudn't even notice. Not one bit.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 02:50 PM
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7. I was just watching cnn and
Edited on Fri Aug-25-06 03:44 PM by Wilber_Stool
they had just gotten around to reporting that this teacher had been suspended with pay for the flag violation. Not bad. Only a day behind.
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mccoyn Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 02:54 PM
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8. Thats what I would do.
If my boss pulled a stunt like that, I wouldn't go back either. I hope Hamlin finds a place to work where they appreciate his efforts.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 03:47 PM
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9. Uh, the teacher did not bring the media attention to Carmody.
The effed up decision to escort him from the building and suspend him brought the media attention.
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 04:19 PM
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10. I do have to take the teacher to task!
After all he did not bring all this bad publicity on the school or the district. The moronic addle-pated caca-head (pun intended :) ) PRINCIPAL DID!
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