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Old 02-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #31
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This makes me sick. How could trained and educated adults do this? And I don't understand how it went so far without even one of these teachers speaking up and saying 'maybe we should stop'.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #32
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I think the teachers should get together and raise money to really take these kids to Disney. Either that or the parents. These kids deserve a trip.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #34
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It is classless with a capital K. The very definition of bullying. This goes far beyond an error in judgement. This was just.....ugh, disgusting.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #35
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This makes me so sad for those kids. I know that I would have been crushed. So awful and insensitive of those "teachers". How could they think that was appropriate or funny?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #36
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
I was born, raised, and educated in Windsor Ontario where this happened. I can tell you for a fact that grade 8 graduation is a big deal back home. We do kindergarten to grade 8 in one school, then graduate to high school for grades 9-12.

I've been invited back for my best friend's daughter's grade 8 graduation in June. She has already bought her fancy dress, and they'll have a ceremony and a dance afterwards. I will drive the 1000km to be there.

I'm happy she wasn't in that grade 8 class...that's just devastating to a 13 yr old kid.

If only someone would offer their class an actual trip to Disney...and not invite the teachers!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #37
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I think the teachers should get together and raise money to really take these kids to Disney. Either that or the parents. These kids deserve a trip.
I don't think the parents should have to pay a dime for what the teachers did.

I could see Disney stepping up to do something...but if they did that the teachers would probably take credit for it as well.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #38
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I cannot fathom how people who are in positions of trust such as these teachers could have done such a cruel and heartless thing. I very much hope that they are suspended or fired for these actions.

I assume that the States are similar to Canada in that every teacher has to be licensed. I would think disciplinary reviews by their State boards would be in order. As for the student teachers- this would be the definition of an epic FAIL. Time to head for the career counsellor's office for plan B.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #39
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I won't condone what these teachers did by any means.

But when I was in 10th grade (several decades ago, I'll add), my English Literature teacher simulated (fake radio announcement and all) the start of a global thermonuclear war. We had just finished reading Alas Babylon. I have never been the same since.

Oddly enough, the teacher was one of all-time favorite (non-music) teachers.
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This makes me sick. How could trained and educated adults do this? And I don't understand how it went so far without even one of these teachers speaking up and saying 'maybe we should stop'.
Pack mentality.

This is really sick and twisted. It reminds me of those parents that wrap Christmas gifts (and I use the term loosely) in the boxes of video game systems then post the videos on You Tube.

One mother was laughing hysterically while her son was crying and devastated. Not funny. And neither is this "prank."
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Wouldn't it be funny if the teachers had to pay to send all these kids to WDW? Maybe the school board pays and then docks the teachers pay checks for the next couple of years? It would never happen of course but it would be just.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #42
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Wow. That's just awful. And these are the people with these kids day in and day out. I'd have to question their ethics as educators if what they find funny is humiliating and disappointing a bunch of kids. I don't see how the teachers thought it was a good idea to begin with, let alone how they kept going with it
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #43
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I think the teachers should get together and raise money to really take these kids to Disney. Either that or the parents. These kids deserve a trip.
I totally agree. They should be suspended and required to put money aside into a trip fund for the students. If students acted this way they would be suspended.
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In my eyes, either those teachers get the funds together (dock it from their paychecks at the very least) to take the kids to WDW or they should be fired, because that is a completely senseless and cruel act that goes well beyond the "prank" status (and I'm fairly lenient in my differentiation between humor and bullying).

It's a shame though that only the stories about "cruel" teacher get attention. There's so many great teachers in our country, and I'd love to see at least some of them be given recognition for the job that they do.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #45
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Wouldn't it be funny if the teachers had to pay to send all these kids to WDW? Maybe the school board pays and then docks the teachers pay checks for the next couple of years? It would never happen of course but it would be just.
I was just thinking this
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