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Old 07-16-2012, 10:21 AM
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Am I wrong to think this is funny?

(and what's with the NAACP being especially upset because the kid is black??)
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"We're outraged," Rodney Jones, a member of the Manatee County Chapter of the NAACP and father of a third-grade student at the school, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. "No student should be called something like that, especially a black student."



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Old 07-16-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by John Malloy View Post
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Am I wrong to think this is funny?...
"..a teacher who described a student as the "evolutionary link between orangutans and humans"

If your childs' teacher described your child as less than human, you would think it was funny?
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"Especially a black student". Jersus Crist. People need to get the chips off their damned shoulders.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
"Especially a black student". Jersus Crist. People need to get the chips off their damned shoulders.
Did you say chimps?
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Throw some $$$$ at them and see how fast they STFU.

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"If your childs' teacher described your child as less than human, you would think it was funny?"

I see your point although it would never happen with my kids.....I also thought it was sad the kid was 8 years old.

I do think it's funny(and sad) that the Facebook comments became a public issue, and that the NAACP got involved. I also think it's funny how teachers talk about their precious little charges when they think no one is around!!
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Looking for a law suit, no doubt.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:27 AM
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I saw the story when it broke--I was on lay-over in Orlando.

The teacher was an idiot. But, apparently the whistle blower is going above the admin. They had already disciplined the teacher. Sounds like the whistler has an ax to grind--or a pot of gold to chase.
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the pot of gold is what it is all about today...the new american dream...either sponge off the government or sue someone for the money...

if a teacher called my kid that i would be asking my kid what she did that was so dumb it lead someone to call them that...but i wouldnt win any lawsuits wityh that kind of thinking...
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Originally Posted by John Malloy View Post
"If your childs' teacher described your child as less than human, you would think it was funny?"

I see your point although it would never happen with my kids.....I also thought it was sad the kid was 8 years old.

I do think it's funny(and sad) that the Facebook comments became a public issue, and that the NAACP got involved. I also think it's funny how teachers talk about their precious little charges when they think no one is around!!
I appreciate you giving an thoughtful answer.

I'm not a fan of bad teachers and this just sounds like a bad teacher. Really, not any more complicated than that.
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Why is it any business of the school what the teacher wrote on her personal facebook account? By making a big deal of it the kid will probably be teased by more people. The parents should have taken the matter up with the teacher privately. Of course this might have solved the problem without getting a cash settlement. What good would that be?
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
Why is it any business of the school what the teacher wrote on her personal facebook account? By making a big deal of it the kid will probably be teased by more people. The parents should have taken the matter up with the teacher privately. Of course this might have solved the problem without getting a cash settlement. What good would that be?
Yes that is the logical polite civil approach. That said; Teachers that have Facebook accounts and post anything remotely negative or controversial are either immature or unseasoned or just plain stupid. As I understand it its hard to keep anything private cause she may say something to a friend and then that friend's friends (who may be parents or students) can see her comment. And as in all ecommunications there is always room for misunderstandings.
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Educators shouldn't monkey around on facelook.
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First if my kid acted in a manner in public that someone considered him the missing link I would want to know about it. Teachers are just like everybody elese, they say some stupid stuff. Doing it in a public forum was a mistake.
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Did you say chimps?


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Hopefully that kid will hang in there.
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Hopefully that kid will hang in there.

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I taught this story was very funny,
so the missing link from a Ape and a Human is a American...

Very very funny!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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freedom of speech. if there is a dirt bag here it is the one who took it public.

watch out we dont run out of teachers. they need to be tough enough to handle todays modern armed kids. you want em to be angels as well.
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