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  •  absolutely. I remember when I was caught up (1+ / 0-)
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    in an incident and I was told I had to apologize which I thought was wrong. They threatened me with expulsion if I didn't apologize. I said fine. I would have been quite happy with that.

    They were very unhappy. They repeated the threat. I said fine but the other person should be the one apologizing and I wouldn't.

    Then they said my mother would have to come to school if I didn't. They said either I apologized or they would call her. I knew she would be furious if she had to come to school — furious at me!  I can't remember if they did or if I caved without it — it was over half a century ago.

    Florida schools. Bless them. They were pretty lousy then and they seem to have only gotten worse. Petty tyrants grow into administrators. It pays more than teaching.

    This is a travesty. The whole school to prison pipeline is horrific for the students, the school and the country.

    Folks, pay attention to elections for judges and school board members. It is critically important.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:32:27 PM PDT

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