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Re: Teens suspended for not watching TV, from the internet news this a.m.


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 20:37:36 PDT

What are your feelings on this? Susan in Ohio
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From: Lawrence A. Parker <>
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Date: Thursday, October 19, 2000 9:11 AM
Subject: Teens suspended for not watching TV, from the internet news this

>Teens suspended for not watching TV
>TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two students who say their religious beliefs prohibit
>them from watching television were suspended after repeatedly walking out
>class. School officials had suggested that the brother and sister look away
>from the television instead of leaving class, Perrysburg Junior High School
>Principal Patrick Calvin said Wednesday. Calvin said that when that didn't
>work, he had no choice but to punish Carlotta, 14, and DJ Maurer, 13. The
>children and their mother, Selena, are members of the Church of God. The
>church believes television should be avoided because it contains violence
>and sex, discourages development of social skills and takes time away from
>families, the Rev. Ray Tinsman of the Church of God said. But the
>father, David, who is separated from their mother, said he has
>jurisdiction over their education and doesn't want the children to leave
>Lawrence A. Parker
>Philosopher/Educational Consultant
>The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction
>Truth, Honor and Courage
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