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Old 06-15-2010, 03:31 AM
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Two teachers at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School have touched off a firestorm after holding up an "End War" sign at a school assembly where six students who've enlisted in the military were being honored.

Many in the community say the teachers crossed a line and treated their own students with disrespect.

The students received a standing ovation, but at that point the two teachers sat down refusing to clap.

Teacher Marybeth Verani defends her protest saying, "I'm showing students in a democracy how to exercise dissent."

Some students responded by leafleting her classroom with signs saying "Support Our Troops."

The honored students were stunned.

"For people to not really show support… no one has to agree with your decision, but they can help you along with your decision," said Evan Tuohy-Bedford, who enlisted with the U.S. Marines.

"Now it's hard to see them as a role model if they're not supporting their students," said Ashley Jacob, who's also enlisted with the U.S. Marines.

Students say Marybeth Verani talks frequently about her political views, and choosing this public forum now has principal Ken Jenks taking a closer look."
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Very inappropriate behavior,these teachers should be suspended..
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Very inappropriate behavior,these teachers should be suspended..
Like the congressman who jumped up and called obama a liar while he was speaking to a joint session of congress, (I believe it was the State of the Union speech,) these teachers just chose the wrong venue to vent their frustration.

I don't think they should be suspended at all, but merely reprimanded and told to be wiser next time they wish to protest the war.
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Have I mentioned that the Government should never have been allowed to control education? This is what you get.

Hey, how about we show the kids how to exercise dissent in a republic and have their parents send them to accountable private shools.

Oh, and fire the bitch.
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School is not a place where kids can come and go as they please.
Captive audience.

And since it is a captive audience (or at least that's one reason) this sort of crap should not be allowed.

Perhaps if these teachers have a family event (wedding, bar mitzvah, family reunion) the kids can choose to protest that?
While I am being sarcastic, somehow I doubt the teachers would hold to the same standard...
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Education is not optional, school is. If the parents don't want their child around teachers like this (or the conservative version thank you my hometown), then they can either pay for a private education or home school the child. There are always options.

The only reason we have government controlled/sponsored education is because parents are either too busy or too lazy to do the job themselves.

I suggest not blaming the government for the failure of the individual and not blaming the system for the actions of a few.

Tacky? Yes. Illegal? No. Cause for termnation. Hell no.
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Like the congressman who jumped up and called obama a liar while he was speaking to a joint session of congress, (I believe it was the State of the Union speech,) these teachers just chose the wrong venue to vent their frustration.

I don't think they should be suspended at all, but merely reprimanded and told to be wiser next time they wish to protest the war.
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