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this makes my blood boil

I cannot recall hearing a story on NPR that has every angered me as much as the one I heard this morning.

Supreme Court To Hear School Strip-Search Case

Redding says she was then asked to strip down to her underwear and stood there while the nurse and secretary inspected her clothes and shoes.

"Then, you know, I thought they were going to let me put my clothes back on, but instead they asked me to pull out my bra and shake it, and the crotch on my underwear, too," Redding says.

I cannot find any circumstance where this is acceptable behavior. When you hear more of the details surrounding the allegation is just gets worse.

A 13yr girl should never be subjected to this kind of treatment. To me this is almost akin to being molested by a teacher.

There's a special place in hell for an administrator who thinks this is acceptable behavior.


Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
my students, who generally tend to be very conservative (in the vein of: the death penalty is a fantastic thing, but we should just kill them right away mode)

Hee! No wonder you turn to keytus for relaxation Watzy. Knowing your political views and your opinion on guns etc, I imagine some of your class discussions are quite painful for you :-)
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I definitely get frustrated at times. However, over the years, I've learned to set the students up. I let them make their argument, and them slam them with something personal.

For example - they tend to support, and vigorously defend, the death penalty even though many of them acknowledge that a mistake will be made, and someone who is factually innocent will get executed. According to them, mistakes are acceptable.

I then ask them for volunteers. When one of them actually volunteers -- I let them know that I'm going to make a mistake with their grade. Because, hey, I'm human -- and I'm going to make mistakes. But since it doesn't happen very often, it's not a big deal.

That gets their attention -- fast.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
That is a great example!