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Old 09-30-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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LOL Exactly!
were administration in the classroom or were they basing their statement solely on the words of the offending teacher? If indeed the students were faking the sneeze to disrupt the class then why weren't the deduction of points placed on the students faking the sneeze instead of the ones saying "god bless you"? That fact alone tells me it's his anti-Christian bias that is the issue and he's now trying to make excuses.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Would there be an issue if both the sneezer and the blesser were docked 25 pts? Or were both docked?

Do Muslims have a similar saying when one sneezes/ or is it just christians that bless sneezes/
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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He should have said he docked points from students being disruptive in the classroom....period....he turned it into a big controversy when he brought religion into the punishment....I'm with you on this one sailordave
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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It would be a non issue if he wasn't making it into a cause of getting rid of "God Bless You" all together! I agree with not in the classroom if it was disruptive, but leave it at that. To go on to try to argue and dissect the saying and its use in modern society is a bit much, IMHO. There is a difference between controlling your classroom and trying to spread leftist propaganda to your students.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am Christian, i do not say it after someone snezes. My sons were not taught to say it. Just because something was done hundreds of years ago, doesn't make it right.

My theory is, God knows to bless me after I sneeze, he doesn;t need a stranger to remind him.

I think the God Bless you thing is stupid, and meaningless.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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As an agnostic, I say right on to the kids and the parents. It's not the teacher's job to regulate that behavior unless it is inflicting physical harm on others.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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As an agnostic, I say right on to the kids and the parents. It's not the teacher's job to regulate that behavior unless it is inflicting physical harm on others.
Is it not the teacher's job to maintain order in his classroom?

I do think that his explanation was a bit convoluted and totally unnecessary, but, no doubt he subscribes to the nonsensical theory that kids need to have a reason for being asked to do something when no explanation should have been necessary.
They were acting out. They were told to stop. Should have been enough.

But, clearly they've learned who really has the power in the classroom.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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were administration in the classroom or were they basing their statement solely on the words of the offending teacher? If indeed the students were faking the sneeze to disrupt the class then why weren't the deduction of points placed on the students faking the sneeze instead of the ones saying "god bless you"? That fact alone tells me it's his anti-Christian bias that is the issue and he's now trying to make excuses.
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"It was brought to the District’s attention a few days ago that students were disciplined for beingdisruptive in class. The teacher believed that students were dramatically sneezing and responding inrepetitive fashion “Bless You”.
Both were being disciplined for being disruptive.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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As an agnostic, I say right on to the kids and the parents. It's not the teacher's job to regulate that behavior unless it is inflicting physical harm on others.
Seriously?

So kids can be disruptive as they want and teachers shouldn't say anything unless other children are being physically hurt?
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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I suddenly thought of Red Skelton's response when he was asked why he didn't say "god, bless you" after a sneeze---

He said "Who am I to tell god who to bless..tha is his business and he knows better than I..."
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