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Old 08-26-2019, 01:18 AM
 
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Should teachers, administrators, etc. impose their "religion" on their students in public schools? I was just looking back at my life/thinking there were a few teachers I knew (really old, retired from years ago) that thought they could get away with scaring students with their version of "God" in the classroom. Sure, it instilled discipline in students, but there were better ways to do that.

It's true and it's outstanding that we live in a free nation, but think about this: years ago (maybe now in some places), a teacher or administrator's of "God" was imposed in a public school classroom. I don't think was right. You know, there's a reason we have special, private, religious schools. What are your thoughts? For the record, I am talking about religious conservatives only.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:28 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Should teachers, administrators, etc. impose their "religion" on their students in public schools? I was just looking back at my life/thinking there were a few teachers I knew (really old, retired from years ago) that thought they could get away with scaring students with their version of "God" in the classroom. Sure, it instilled discipline in students, but there were better ways to do that.

It's true and it's outstanding that we live in a free nation, but think about this: years ago (maybe now in some places), a teacher or administrator's of "God" was imposed in a public school classroom. I don't think was right. You know, there's a reason we have special, private, religious schools. What are your thoughts? For the record, I am talking about religious conservatives only.
Dude, worry not, public school teachers and/or administrators do not get to share their view of God with students in a public school setting. For pity’s sake, in a large percentage of school systems teachers aren’t even allowed to say the word Christmas. Additionally, they are more than free to share their view of secularism or the evils of religion. Your team won this one already.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:19 AM
 
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Yes there is; They preach statism every day govt school is in session.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:52 AM
 
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Should teachers, administrators, etc. impose their "religion" on their students in public schools? I was just looking back at my life/thinking there were a few teachers I knew (really old, retired from years ago) that thought they could get away with scaring students with their version of "God" in the classroom. Sure, it instilled discipline in students, but there were better ways to do that.

It's true and it's outstanding that we live in a free nation, but think about this: years ago (maybe now in some places), a teacher or administrator's of "God" was imposed in a public school classroom. I don't think was right. You know, there's a reason we have special, private, religious schools. What are your thoughts? For the record, I am talking about religious conservatives only.
Probably best if the government were to blow uo all religious symbols. We can't take the risk that some atheist might see a religious symbol and completely fall apart.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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People can use an entire day of the week to worship their favourite diety but they'd rather pollute the air with nonsense...maybe they think they can use that spare day to go to best buy...
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:18 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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"One nation, under GOD", was a daily occurrence until High School.
I think it still is, here.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Should teachers, administrators, etc. impose their "religion" on their students in public schools? I was just looking back at my life/thinking there were a few teachers I knew (really old, retired from years ago) that thought they could get away with scaring students with their version of "God" in the classroom. Sure, it instilled discipline in students, but there were better ways to do that.

It's true and it's outstanding that we live in a free nation, but think about this: years ago (maybe now in some places), a teacher or administrator's of "God" was imposed in a public school classroom. I don't think was right. You know, there's a reason we have special, private, religious schools. What are your thoughts? For the record, I am talking about religious conservatives only.
My thoughts are that you use the word "impose" a lot.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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If you like your govt schools you can keep your govt schools, just dont make everyone else pay for them. There is no one size fits all education model and nor should there be.
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Vouchers are the way to go.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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If you like your govt schools you can keep your govt schools, just dont make everyone else pay for them.

We all benefit from an educated populace. Pay up.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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"One nation, under GOD", was a daily occurrence until High School.
I think it still is, here.
That was added in 1954 to stave off the "communist menace".
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