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Re: Music reward and punishment?

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JKGIBB1_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 07:28:05 PDT


Your letter prompted me to write about an experience at my school.

For several years, we played "Opera's Greatest Moments" and "Mario Lanza's
Greatest Hits" at detention. It really was not supposed to be punishment
(well, maybe a little)--our Director of Students thought it might be the only
exposure the kids would have to this kind of music.

Anyway, last year our principal instructed us to not play music at detention.
She said some parents had CALLED TO COMPLAIN that their children had to
listen to opera. So, the principal kow-towed to the parents and that was the
day the music died.

Wouldn't you think that the parents would be more upset that their kids had
misbehaved, did not do homework, had been disrespectful or disruptive???
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