Gary Bogus wrote: > > Bunki, > > I didn't seee Kevin's original message but I agree. Whatever happened to > school as a means of conveying legitimate social standards, such as respect > for others, politeness, appropriate ways to seek positive attention..?.all > this and more should be taught, and EXPECTED every day in every classroom. > How many sociopaths are we encouraging with the "critical process of > challenging the status quo"? Personally, I have great empathy for the daily > trials of children, but very little for adults who feel that anti social > and disrespectful behavior is some sort of signifier of societal > disfunction. Acting out children have been TAUGHT and SUPPORTED in this > behavior by adults who can't or won't set limits and pass the > responsibility on to others, generally teachers.
Well said, Gary! As I told the couselor when I refused to allow a very
disruptive pothead back into my class after failing two of my courses, and giving
me a hard time in the process, "I'm tired of playing social worker. Let someone
else put up with him."