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“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

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#54
Feb 28, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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She was in court? She was under oath?
Where did I say anything about being under oath? I've answered questions from police officers who most certainly don't administer an oath, but expect truthful answers.
You're a "lawyer," right?
Che Reagan Christ

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#55
Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>And perhaps the girl's message was, "I'm a loyal American and refuse to pledge allegiance to another country. Why can I not be respected for that decision?"
You know damn well if a teacher tried the same stunt with a Muslim student and the Lord's Prayer, you'd be on the phone to the ACLU.
But she was, Blanche, she was. She said I don't want to say that and she was given another assignment. Aye carumba.
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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>How insulated was I as a student in a public high school with an enrollment of 1500? The only time I ever heard of an F being given out was for an assignment not being turned in...after an initial warning.
Maybe standards have risen a bit in 30 years.
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#57
Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You would be if it involved a conservative teacher trying to force a student to say the US pledge of allegiance and then failing them on an assignment.
No, I would not.
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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Where did I say anything about being under oath? I've answered questions from police officers who most certainly don't administer an oath, but expect truthful answers.
You're a "lawyer," right?
Was she talking to a law enforcement officer engaged in an official investigation? I missed that part of the article.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
tranpsosition wrote:
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Heya! Former educator here! Failing grades are incredibly common, even in public schools. For a look at how common they are, looking at k-12 pass/fail rates for different districts should be a quick google away!
Where did you teach? The ghettos of Bradford? Brixton?

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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No, I would not.
Liar.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Maybe standards have risen a bit in 30 years.
Let's see...do you think standards were low in an affluent Boston suburb in a high school that graduated a commander of the International Space Station, a founder of Monster.com , the GM of the New York Jets and an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics?
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#62
Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Liar.
Ok, Carnac. Your phony outrage is only surpassed by your arrogance.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you teach? The ghettos of Bradford? Brixton?
Tokyo. Just after my MA. Really one of the best cities in the world, after London and BA.

Also, in an undisclosed location in the urban US. In a less beautiful city, though closer to my heart.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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But she was, Blanche, she was. She said I don't want to say that and she was given another assignment. Aye carumba.
And then given an F. How many kids who recited the Mexican pledge got an F?
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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>And then given an F. How many kids who recited the Mexican pledge got an F?
We don't know that, do we? We also don't know how well, or not so well, any of them performed. But we will just go ahead and declare that this teacher is some horrible abuser of rights because it is easy and vogue.

The mantra of the Right: "Facts? We don't need no stinking facts."
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Feb 28, 2013
 
tranpsosition wrote:
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I refuse with a desperate resoluteness to never adopt the English use of practice/practise. Most of the extra Us, I'm fine with. But wild horses will never make me use their practice/practise.
The Zs to Ss are actually much neater, aesthetically.
your vibrator 220 volt, or diesel?

something shook the sense out of you.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>And perhaps the girl's message was, "I'm a loyal American and refuse to pledge allegiance to another country. Why can I not be respected for that decision?"
You know damn well if a teacher tried the same stunt with a Muslim student and the Lord's Prayer, you'd be on the phone to the ACLU.
Prayer is slightly different.

However, she made her statement, she was heard and provided another assignment.

Now--are you arguing that she did poorly deliberately to make some kind of point?

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>How insulated was I as a student in a public high school with an enrollment of 1500? The only time I ever heard of an F being given out was for an assignment not being turned in...after an initial warning.
So, you went to a high school where kids got off easy.

That would be considered an "n" of one.

Did they teach you any statistics at Colby?

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>How insulated was I as a student in a public high school with an enrollment of 1500? The only time I ever heard of an F being given out was for an assignment not being turned in...after an initial warning.
BTW--I went to a public high school with an enrollment of 3,000.

I win the pissing contest!

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You would be if it involved a conservative teacher trying to force a student to say the US pledge of allegiance and then failing them on an assignment.
Straw man.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You would be if it involved a conservative teacher trying to force a student to say the US pledge of allegiance and then failing them on an assignment.
I'm pretty sure that the intent of the assignment was not to manipulate allegiance to a foreign country, any more than learning Le Marseillaise is for a French class.

Nonetheless, when the kid objected, she was allowed to do an alternate assignment.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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We don't know that, do we? We also don't know how well, or not so well, any of them performed. But we will just go ahead and declare that this teacher is some horrible abuser of rights because it is easy and vogue.
The mantra of the Right: "Facts? We don't need no stinking facts."
When 25 kids are assigned to recite something, how many could possibly get an F? My guess is none.

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Feb 28, 2013
 
FKA Reader wrote:
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Straw man.
And the truth.

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