15 June 2008

Entry for February 09, 2008

Entry for February 09, 2008

Some of you probably know that I am a substitute teacher. Last week when I was at one of our local high schools I was really disappointed by the actions of some of the students. The morning starts out with announcements and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. About 6 of the students refused to stand, stop talking or recite the Pledge. When I told them that I was disappointed by their actions, one young lady told me that she was an adult and I couldn't tell her what to do. A young man told me that he didn't have any respect for our country and that's why he didn't say the Pledge. OK, I'll be the first one to admit that our country hasn't always done the smartest things and has made many mistakes. I still would not want to live anywhere else! When I mentioned to the department head that someone should talk to the students she said that they were within their rights to not say the Pledge. Well, I shut my mouth. I don't want to be known as a trouble-making substitute teacher. I feel bad for the patriotic students who were being shown disrespect by the talking, laughing and joking students. (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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