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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2016 06:10 pm
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https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-outraged-over-out-of-line-punishment-for-194141529.html
I'll save the outrage because this sort of story makes me more sad than anything, and I really don't know what else to say about it. rossi and others (ok probably just rossi) post stuff like this all the time but this one for some reason hits me. 
It's like fucking up in Gym class was the last bastion of accountability that could be payed back (at least in my mind), and that seems to be going the way of the dodo too. 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2016 06:42 pm
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khawk wrote: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-outraged-over-out-of-line-punishment-for-194141529.html
I'll save the outrage because this sort of story makes me more sad than anything, and I really don't know what else to say about it. rossi and others (ok probably just rossi) post stuff like this all the time but this one for some reason hits me. 
It's like fucking up in Gym class was the last bastion of accountability that could be payed back (at least in my mind), and that seems to be going the way of the dodo too. 


Not for nothing but since I was specifically cited as someone who gets outraged by this kind of thing, I'm not particularly outraged.  I'm not in favor of it but it's not something I would waste time getting too upset about.  I've read a million worse stories this year, and it's only February.  This one really doesn't seem like a big deal to me, maybe because my gym class always ran extra laps because someone fucked up.  We grumbled a little but even at the time I don't think anyone took it too seriously.  It is PE after all.  The regular Presidents' Physical Fitness Tests were much worse than this stuff, and that wasn't even a punishment. 

What I get outraged about are 5 year olds pointing their fingers like guns and getting suspended for 2 weeks.  This is fucking nothing.  I mean hell, a LOT of schools would've called the cops on the kid who brought the BB gun and had him arrested, forget about the laps.  This seems like a much more common sense punishment.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2016 06:54 pm
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I didn't point you out in mean spirit here so apologies if it came off like that. The things you speak about getting outraged about are valid of course. This one just hit me funny. I think part of it is because I remember this happening and everyone who wasn't at fault would make sure to let those that were at fault know about it afterwards. Self policing. Learn a little about leadership in the sense that it's ok and actually good to call out your peers when they fuck up. But it isn't like that anymore.
It's a personal old man moment I guess. I have them, and I hate them.
EDIT: The last line you wrote kind of sums it up best for me. It IS a common sense punishment. But apparently that isn't acceptable so maybe calling the cops about the BB gun like you stated is what the school and the parents think SHOULD have happened instead? 
For all we know maybe that is why the school says it will discipline the teacher or teachers involved..because they didn't call the cops. That would make this even sadder.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2016 08:17 pm
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I didn't take it as mean-spirited at all, just pointing out that I don't think this one is all that bad, at least grading on a curve.



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Heaven forbid exercise be done in gym class.

Raising a bunch of sissies if you asked me.

I wish someone had made me run 50 laps in gym class. I wouldn't have become an obese slob and had to work so hard to get back to being fit. Then again, maybe that journey taught me something valuable.

Headline should read...

"Parents outraged over exercise in gym class"

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Funny enough nobody bats an eye about the BB Gun! Yay Texas!



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I'm with the parents 110% on this one. What if there had been a transsexual 7th grader in that gym class? He/she could have suffered irreversible emotional damage because it was just the boys who had to do the punishment. Then the overweight kids will need grief counselors because the gym teacher made the class do "bear" crawls which is insinuating that the more "husky" kids are as big as bears. These out of control teachers started taking over the second Jesus was taken out of the public school system. This country was founded by the words of Jesus. The Constitution proves that. When Bernie gets in the White House all this shit will stop.



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