Schools offer character education, too

Schools offer character education, too

There are 16 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Schools offer character education, too. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

At Cane Creek Middle School in Fletcher, students who join the bullying prevention program called Storm Chasers sign a written pledge.

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Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jan 5, 2009
Yeah, sure. Hope no one opposes the ghost of Madeline Murray Ohare.
Ed Poe

Maxton, NC

#2 Jan 5, 2009
Sgt Rock wrote:
Yeah, sure. Hope no one opposes the ghost of Madeline Murray Ohare.
What does this mean other than "I am an idiot"?

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Ed Poe wrote:
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What does this mean other than "I am an idiot"?
I'm sure you're NOT an idiot. Madeline OHare (Ohair) was the woman who had prayer taken out of schools. She was brutally killed a few years ago. I think that the title to this topic is laughable.
Believe or Die

Greer, SC

#4 Jan 5, 2009
The 'pledge' exempts religious bickering -- so, kids, if you wanna fight, do it in gawd's name.

Allahu Akbar!

Since: Nov 08

The Mountains of WNC

#5 Jan 5, 2009
Character education should begin at home, from a kid's parents. Obviously that is not happening which is why the school is having to add this type of training to its curriculum. I often wonder why many parents relegate all the important training of their children to outsiders, such as the school and the church. My dad provided plenty of "character" education to me and my brother, and when we failed to heed it, then a whippin' resulted. The same with my two sons. My wife and I taught them manners, and how to treat others. They are now passing along that same training to their children. Kids need to be taught at home, by example.
rebel to the last

Columbia, SC

#6 Jan 5, 2009
schools cant teach kids to read write and cipher so who the hell thinks they can teach character education. check out the clerks at the convenience stores who cant give out correct change in their head have to use a machine. and we want our schools to teach character education. bs.
Edumacated

Greer, SC

#7 Jan 5, 2009
Your comment is full of fail.

Perhaps it is your retarded family that cannot be taught? Much like teaching a pig to read. It'd be best to just make bacon and enjoy his purpose.

And how would you know if you got the correct change? Last I heard, you're limited to 21. 27 if you're blessed with them extra foot fingers, like yer daddy's sister's boy who might be your cuzin AND your brother.
rebel to the last wrote:
schools cant teach kids to read write and cipher so who the hell thinks they can teach character education. check out the clerks at the convenience stores who cant give out correct change in their head have to use a machine. and we want our schools to teach character education. bs.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jan 5, 2009
Wiley Coyote wrote:
Character education should begin at home, from a kid's parents. Obviously that is not happening which is why the school is having to add this type of training to its curriculum. I often wonder why many parents relegate all the important training of their children to outsiders, such as the school and the church. My dad provided plenty of "character" education to me and my brother, and when we failed to heed it, then a whippin' resulted. The same with my two sons. My wife and I taught them manners, and how to treat others. They are now passing along that same training to their children. Kids need to be taught at home, by example.
BRAVO! Great response! I agree.
Abused

Greer, SC

#9 Jan 5, 2009
Rock agrees with any & all types of child abuse. From the belt to the bible. Mind, body & spirit.

Not a role model.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#10 Jan 5, 2009
Sgt Rock wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure you're NOT an idiot. Madeline OHare (Ohair) was the woman who had prayer taken out of schools. She was brutally killed a few years ago. I think that the title to this topic is laughable.
While I'm not an atheist like Ms. O'Hare, I have to ponder the issue of school prayer. In today's diverse society, how can schools possibly come up with a prayer that suits everyone? Of course students can pray silently at any time. People in a lot of places, especially in WNC, assume everyone prays to Jesus and that is not true. If you can come up with a daily prayer that suits everyone please recite it to me.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#11 Jan 5, 2009
Jackson County wrote:
<quoted text>While I'm not an atheist like Ms. O'Hare, I have to ponder the issue of school prayer. In today's diverse society, how can schools possibly come up with a prayer that suits everyone? Of course students can pray silently at any time. People in a lot of places, especially in WNC, assume everyone prays to Jesus and that is not true. If you can come up with a daily prayer that suits everyone please recite it to me.
I think the Lord's Prayer is a great prayer, of course assuming one doesn't worship a damn cow or big oak tree near the courthouse. We need to get this country headed back in the RIGHT direction.
The Crusher

Greer, SC

#12 Jan 5, 2009
Yes! The right direction is a state without a church. Let those who "believe" do it on their time, on their property, on their dime.

If I have to bend to suit your fantasy beliefs, wait 'till you get a taste of mine.

"And so the Great Dominatrix of Painful Relief said 'Let 3 of each enter the chamber, and enjoy the fruits of their loins. Mmmmm. Holy Juice."

Got that, kids?
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#13 Jan 6, 2009
Sgt Rock wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the Lord's Prayer is a great prayer, of course assuming one doesn't worship a damn cow or big oak tree near the courthouse. We need to get this country headed back in the RIGHT direction.
I like the Lord's prayer too, but it is still Christian oriented. You can't and don't need to assume that everyone is a Christian.
Truth Hurts

Asheville, NC

#14 Jan 6, 2009
This is another example of the schools having to step in and do what parents don't. This is a sad commentary of our nation and where we are headed.
Truth Hurts

Asheville, NC

#15 Jan 6, 2009
Maybe if everyone did pray to Jesus and actually have faith in God, threads like this would not be necessary.
Jackson County wrote:
<quoted text>While I'm not an atheist like Ms. O'Hare, I have to ponder the issue of school prayer. In today's diverse society, how can schools possibly come up with a prayer that suits everyone? Of course students can pray silently at any time. People in a lot of places, especially in WNC, assume everyone prays to Jesus and that is not true. If you can come up with a daily prayer that suits everyone please recite it to me.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#16 Jan 6, 2009
Truth Hurts wrote:
Maybe if everyone did pray to Jesus and actually have faith in God, threads like this would not be necessary.
<quoted text>
Maybe so, maybe not. I have nothing against Jesus and pray to Him, but I don't feel any particular need to force it on others. I don't have any patience with "evangelists" of any faith. Different people and different cultures see things differently and sometimes have different names for the same thing. Perhaps it's just a decline of spirituality in general in our world, not of a particular religion or prayer to a particular deity. I think we all need to realize that there's something higher than ourselves, but the ways in which we go about it are different.

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