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  •  Can't do that these days (1+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites

    I know a teacher who was fired for using a whistle to wake sleeping students.

    Her defense in court was she was told she'd be fired if she didn't keep the students awake, and random checks by school administrators basically rock-and-hard-placed her.

    In the 80's I remember going to school and falling asleep first period. I was tired and depressed. My HS chem teacher took me to her office and told me to rest my head for ten minutes then come back when I felt better. That would be illegal today, but it turned me into a straight-A student.

    This teacher was stupid, but I think it's prudent to remember the very tight spaces our country has left teachers to wriggle in.

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