Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #46
POOHsie
DIS Veteran
 
POOHsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheeling, WV
Posts: 4,794

This reminds me of the classic Peanuts cartoon "football gag." Lucy would hold the football and Charlie Brown would attempt to kick it. But Lucy would remove the ball just before Charlie Brown got to it, and he would have a nasty tumble. Over the years, Lucy would do this time and again, always convincing Charlie Brown to "trust her." And always abusing that trust.

Teachers are in positions of trust. Young teens rely on their teachers to be "day parents." This "joke" was played at the innocent kids' expense. Highly immature and Sad.
POOHsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #47
StitchesGr8Fan
DIS Veteran
 
StitchesGr8Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,665

I wouldn't be surprised if Disney heard about this and offers the kids free tickets. Maybe even free rooms. Parents would just have to pay for tickets.
__________________
'86-offsite, '91-Buena Vista Palace, '92-offsite, '97-offsite, '98-Magic Music Days, '06-ASMu, '07-FtW, '09-ASMu,'10-POR,'12-Poly (Honeymoon!)
'14 - Pop
StitchesGr8Fan is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #48
fizbobunny
Mouseketeer
 
fizbobunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Posts: 428

Something similar happened to me in grade school. we were told we were going to Disneyworld. They had us write a card to Mickey that we attached to balloons. We were taken out in a big field to release the balloons. We were told the purpose of the balloons was to let Mickey know we were coming so he could get ready for us. A week later was field day and it was Disney themed, and that was our "trip to Disney". I remember being so disappointed.
__________________
Celebrating My Brother's Birthday and Mardi Gras~~~~~~~Legoland, Disney, and DS#2's First Trip
Oct 2013 BWV and Darkside; Oct 2012 - POR AoA LM; Sept./Oct. 2010 - OldestDS First Trip - ASM Family Suite; Aug./Sept. 2005 - Hurricane Katrina Trip - Offsite; Dec. 2004 - My Graduation Trip - Offsite; and many others I can't remember the dates
fizbobunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #49
Deb & Bill
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
 
Deb & Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 44,868

The student teachers involved in the prank should receive an F for their student teaching and not able to graduate on time. They will need to repeat the class. The teachers involved should be suspended for a period of time without pay.
__________________
Deb - DVC Member since '97
OKW and VWL Homes

Stop the madness. No more DVC construction.
Bring back Vacation Magic. Dump Disney Files!
Stopped drinking the Kool-aid long ago.
Deb & Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #50
cleophus12
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,130

Just mean

I agree with MamaTTx2. What kind of adults sit around and think this is a good idea? Pitiful. I hope at least one of them reads these boards to see what others think of their great plan.
cleophus12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #51
DeaverTex
Smelling like a horse doesn't make you a cavalryman
I'd wear a pair. I might even be able to get Mrs. Tex to wear some
I need to provide sufficient background in every post to make sense
 
DeaverTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,381

I don't know if I'd agree with PP who called this prank bullying, but it's certainly in poor taste, and a shining example of a complete lack of mature judgement. I'd agree with reporting the teaching students as "non-satisfactory", with an explanation to the universities (assuming more than one) of why that rating was given. I don't know that I'd want them to lose their shot at a teaching career because of one serious lapse of judgement, aided, encouraged, and led by professional career educators.

Those career educators, now... One of the responses there said it best:

Quote:
I think someone should tell all the teachers to take tomorrow and Friday off, with pay, and then come in on Monday to work with only 2 classes, and a 25% pay raise.... and then follow it with "just kidding, you're fired" Now that would be funny.
__________________
What kind of brownies does the tag fairy like?
Deaver Tex Mrs. Tex Tex Jr.

7-10 October 2012 - POR
Nothing else planned right now.

I've been BOO'ED!!!
DeaverTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #52
meggiebeth
Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through...
 
meggiebeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 1,877

After thinking about it, I think these teachers should be reprimanded. I'm not sure about firing them but what a horrible and hypocritical thing to do! It deserves consequences. I think the above quote really does show potential.

Meg~ Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
__________________
Dad Mum Meg (17) William (15) Rory (9) Oscar (4)

$5 A Day Means Disney MY Way! An October TR
~Our 18 day trip to Walt Disney World. Deluxe Dining Plan, Keys to the Kingdom Tour,
MNSSHP, Epcot Food & Wine Festival and MVMCP all in one trip!~



meggiebeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #53
BensWife
Mouseketeer
 
BensWife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 407

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010_bride View Post
as a teacher, i am disgusted by this prank.
this!!!
__________________
= DH = Me = DS (7) = DS (4)

'77 DL - Holiday Inn
'93 DL - Disneyland Hotel
'98 WDW - Port Orleans French Q.
'10 DL - Grand Californian (June & Aug),
'12 DL - Candy Cane Inn
'13 WDW - Saratoga Springs (SWW)
July '14 DL - DLH (just DH and ME!)
Sept '14 DL - Renting Grand Californian Villas
BensWife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #54
lhermiston
Scare Floor Supervisor
 
lhermiston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Iowa
Posts: 277

Wow. Talk about low class.
lhermiston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #55
monorailrabbit
Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!
 
monorailrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 583

Quote:
Originally Posted by StitchesGr8Fan View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if Disney heard about this and offers the kids free tickets. Maybe even free rooms. Parents would just have to pay for tickets.
I was thinking the same thing!
__________________
monorailrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 03:07 AM   #56
aubriee
Chocolate always makes things better
 
aubriee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East of Dallas
Posts: 14,811

Quote:
Originally Posted by mesaboy2 View Post
In my day, not that long ago, you graduated from high school and if you were fortunate and driven you graduated from college--that was it. I'm with Bob Parr on this one.

But I agree, the prank was cruel--especially from teachers.
Maybe it's a regional thing. My sons are 35 y/o and 31 y/o and I still remember them dressing up in their little suits for kindergarten and 8th grade graduation ceremonies. For eigth grade they just wore suits and the girls wore nice dresses, but for kindergarten it was little caps and gowns with nice clothes underneath.

I agree this was a very cruel, mean spirited thing for the teachers to pull on those students. They should get more than a simple reprimand.

Last edited by aubriee; 02-23-2013 at 12:40 PM.
aubriee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 03:51 AM   #57
smidgy
dimples
 
smidgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: chicago area
Posts: 6,833

this is just AWFUL. yes, I used CAPS.

how sad for the kids.

I attended a 40th bday party. the guest of honor received a "fake" lottery ticket . saying she won $10,000. she was SO thrilled, saying how she was going to buy something for everyone at the party.

it was a prank.. yeah. very funny.

not a funny joke at all. those involved in the "joke" should have had to pool their money and take the kids, as promised.
smidgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 06:46 AM   #58
spd3483
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 30

Mark my word, those kids are going to Disney.
spd3483 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #59
tstidm1
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 622

The teachers should lose their jobs for this. You don't do play a cruel prank like this on people. Humor rarely works on me, but this isn't a joke when you mess with kids like that. They have learned a lesson in cynicism, which will serve them well in the world at large though.
__________________
Four trips when I was a kid.
Christmas 1987,91 and 93 Off Site in Kissimmee and on I-Drive
Christmas 1989 CBR
June 2011 Off Site
July 2012 Pop Century
March 2013 All Star Sports
July 2014 Dis Exclusive ABD Backstage Magic

Maybe March 2015 trip to Universal Orlando (Going to the Dark Side maybe).
tstidm1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 07:05 AM   #60
Teacher03
DIS Veteran
 
Teacher03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,987

Shame on those teachers! As a fellow educator, I am also disgusted. I can't believe one of them didn't have the insight to think that it wasn't a good idea, especially with the planning and preparation involved.
__________________

Early 1970's-Fort Wilderness Cabins
May 1994-Fort Wilderness Cabins
May 1998-Boardwalk
July 2005-Cypress Point
June 2006-Pop Century
June 2007-All Star Movies-All girls trip!
June 2009! Windsor Hills-All girls trip!
June 2012-Bonnet Creek
June 2013-Back at Bonnet Creek
Teacher03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.