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Subject: Re: Take A Look At This Date: 4/11/2001 11:28 AM
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<CNN) -- Recent student shootings have prompted educators to consider adding lessons on what is right and wrong to curricula in the nation's schools. >

I was just discussing this topic with a friend of mine. We both have kids in the Minnesota public schools so what I say reflects my experience with this school system. I can't speak to others in the nation. Anyway, we were at a gathering with our kids and one of them said something to another that was way out of line and so the child was taken aside for a discussion about why it was wrong to say that. This lead the grown-ups to a talk about the use of the word "appropriate" in our schools. One of us said, "At my kid's school that would have been referred to as inappropriate." We all had a good laugh since what had been said to the other kid would not have been appropriate in any setting. But our schools don't ever tell a child they were right or wrong. Only that their behaviour was inappropriate.

I can just imagine classes that "teach" right or wrong. :o)

Teacher: "Class, Cindy just called Joe a zit faced cretin." Was that appropriate?"

Class: "Oh, no that wasn't appropriate. But it was wrong of Joe to pull the gun on her."


Oh, yeah. I can't wait to spend my 2.5 million on those classes.


Michele
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