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Published: Friday, Jan. 11 2013 9:14 p.m. MST

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dwayne
Provo, UT

The parents reaction to her comment is actually a good reason that what she says might be true. What does it teach children? That even teachers cant say anything against them when they are outside of school. Hardly something we should want our children to learn. Theres no reason for the reaction or her firing. She expressed what she thought was a legitimate concern and wondered why she wasnt allowed to take troubled children to a scared straight program. Lets assume for a minute that there are certain behaviors which she witnessed and was talking about (i.e., temper tantrums, hitting and punching teachers and other students, crying unreasonably in attempt to manipulate others into giving them what they want). Some of those are examples but the worse example is that of "feigned emotions" in order to get what they want. That is the makings of a sociopath and teachers should be able to tell the parents "if you give your young children what they want when they turn on the tears only to immediately turn them off when they get their way you are making a criminal

Teachers have a right to politically advocate for changes in school policies

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@dwayne
the lesson to the children is that name calling (a form of bullying) will not be tolerated even if its a teacher doing the bullying.

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Tolstoy

You are being absolutely silly if think first graders are spending their after school hours on facebook, a more mature activity

Once again we have another example of the extreme left advocating or supporting punishment for any who do NOT exercise their first amendment rights as the left proscribes.

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