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  •  I think we handle things better now ... (7+ / 0-)

    This happened 30 years ago...

    In junior high there was a student in my math period class that every kid there knew was very introverted and disturbed. and frankly, a little scary.  

    It was only the second day of class so the teacher knew nothing about the students problem. The student was doodling on the page in front of him and teacher noticed, got irritated and grabbed the page from him and held it up in front of the class to humiliate him. Virtually every kid in the class cringed knowing this was the LAST  thing to do.

    We all survived.

    I'd like to think that today the teacher might have been forewarned. It seems we handle the problem kid better these days but probems still exist.

    "I can't believe that the noblest instict of man - his compassion for another - can be completley dead here". Col. Dax - Paths of Glory.

    by renewables on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:18:46 AM PST

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