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Rose-colored glasses? Well at least they aren't making me blind to the
truth. That was quite a put down, considering I'm just suggesting we CAN
do something about the problem instead of feeling powerless like: Are
you suggesting that: things are bad, they've always been bad and there's
nothing anytbody can do? I believe there is lots we CAN DO. In our
conflict resolution program we considered put downs to be unfair play, a
"foul" (that's how disagreements escalate, through fouls). But you
didn't know that, did you? Because you probably never took such a class.
Stick to the facts and the issues and don't get personal; talk about
problems not people. And don't knock it till you've tried it. Martin
Luther King Foundation has proven statistics to show these programs do
work. Education works or why would we all bother teaching? I listen to
you and you listen to me. No name calling, no shouting, no hitting, etc.
Let's just talk, here. but I still feel things are much worse today than
they were in the 50's. Just compare with today what teachers in the 50's
reported were the biggest problems in schools: spit wads, talking in
class, gum chewing. Now we've progressed to drugs, violence, guns in
school, etc. THis is fact not opinion. These facts were recorded by
nationally recognized drug and alcohol program. If you want the exact
survey, I'll be happy to send it to you. Just send your address.
Shalom, peace, hope, love,