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<< When all you have to do is touch a student
on the arm to get their attention so that you can ask them a friendly
question and they tell you that they could sue you for that, we have a
I am so sick of hearing this kind of nonsense from kids. We had an incident
recently. Several kids were caught drinking at the prom. They were told
they would be able to complete school requirements (on Homebound) but not
be able to attend graduation. These were "good" kids, honors students and
the parents threatened a suit. Guess what? They are marching at
graduation. When the parents of student who was caught with drugs in school
heard this, they threatened to sue. Guess what? He will be marching at
graduation as well. What good is it to have rules that are so easily
disregarded by threats of a law suit.
I did use the suing idea to my advantage a few years ago. When I came to my
school to teach photography, I found the darkroom to be totally
unacceptable. It was so small, that if kids were working at the sink and at
the enlargers I couldn't make my way through the room. I took the principal
into the darkroom, explained the situation and said "I can't walk through
here without rubbing my breasts against somebody." He said "ooooh!" Next
year I had a brand new, very large darkroom.
It amazes me that these kids today can hardly put together a coherent
sentence, but they sure know how to say "I'll sue."
On this holiday, I've had too much time to spend on the computer. I need
to go do some real work.
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