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Old 09-20-2012, 06:22 AM
 
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I'd have this teachers room wired....And take it to the school board, or the County Education Dept, or to a lawyer... I wouldn't trust the principle to do the right thing....Principles know who the good teachers are.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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Charter school again. The school says it was 60, done in 3 sets of 20. The child says it was 100. Either way I'm not sure how a normal healthy kid ends up in the hospital for a week. Does he have sickle cell? Some other general health issue? If he does, the school should have known about it and should not have given him the choice to do push-ups!
The point is that the school should not be giving out this type punishment, period.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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The point is that the school should not be giving out this type punishment, period.
Not in a regular public school for being late to class.

A rowdy boy who is at risk of dropping out or being sent away may respond well to being given the chance of getting out of detention by doing some push-ups. Kids should be treated as individuals by professional educators who know what they're doing. But if the kid has real health problems then push-ups should not be offered as an alterative to detention.

You know, when my kid had detention he had to scrape gum off the bottom of desks and stuff like that. I'm sure he would have jumped at the chance to do push-ups instead! I would.

Note: The original topic was a math teacher "forcing" a kid to do push-ups for being late to class. That's wrong.
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