Upset Grandparent

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Sep 21, 2012
I have a comment about the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly over Las Cruces yesterday. I was very excited that some schools took a wonderful teaching opportunity to make sure their students were able to participate in this once in a life time opportunity to be able to see it! I however am EXTREMELY upset at Desert Hills elementary 2nd grade teacher Corina Reynaud, who chose, because a few of her students were apparently not behaving well to DENY HER ENTIRE CLASS this once in a life time, never able to repeat or repair opportunity to witness the fly over! She made them all stay in and not witness this event! My very simple question is WHY! this was an important missed teaching opportunity! and this will never happen again! We were very lucky in the State of New Mexico and the City of Las Cruces to even be able to experience this! Why would such a decision be made like this? Why would you pick this event as a punishment? why is this person teaching? What would Christa McCauliffe think! a teacher, herself who died while providing the world a teaching moment! Shame on you! Was this even discussed with the principal? WHY?
Neo

White Sands Missile Range, NM

#3 Sep 24, 2012
Upset Grandparent wrote:
I have a comment about the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly over Las Cruces yesterday. I was very excited that some schools took a wonderful teaching opportunity to make sure their students were able to participate in this once in a life time opportunity to be able to see it! I however am EXTREMELY upset at Desert Hills elementary 2nd grade teacher Corina Reynaud, who chose, because a few of her students were apparently not behaving well to DENY HER ENTIRE CLASS this once in a life time, never able to repeat or repair opportunity to witness the fly over! She made them all stay in and not witness this event! My very simple question is WHY! this was an important missed teaching opportunity! and this will never happen again! We were very lucky in the State of New Mexico and the City of Las Cruces to even be able to experience this! Why would such a decision be made like this? Why would you pick this event as a punishment? why is this person teaching? What would Christa McCauliffe think! a teacher, herself who died while providing the world a teaching moment! Shame on you! Was this even discussed with the principal? WHY?
Wow!!

After trying to read this gibberish, you obviously didnít pay attention in school; if you went at all.
Mike S

Gary, IN

#4 Sep 24, 2012
It IS very sad the class missed out on this once a lifetime opportunity, but THAT'S LIFE. A few idiots (students and/or one teacher) can make you lose out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Still, those kids can see videos online, or visit the shuttles at their final homes. Biggest lesson, don't be an idiot! There are consequences for stupidity. If you feel sorry for the kids, fine, get off your soap box and help pay for a field trip to the shuttle's retirement home.
Elsie YesSir

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Sep 26, 2012
I am deeply saddened by the apparent disinterest of community members who "could care less" about space exploration and travel. We live in an exciting era of human scientific exploration of the universe in which we live. Breakthroughs in physics, biology, medicine, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, physics, geology, etc., etc., and etc. are experienced daily, but seem unappreciated by too many. And all too much attention is paid to the nonsense of football. Ugh.

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