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"This class isn't a Democracy, it's a Dictatorship. &qu

Yeah, real quote from my grumpy-as-hell History teacher. And to beat down our rights, she said I was disturbing the class when I was saying "Rights are like muscles, if you don't exercise them, they'll disappear." And then she said that she had the right to silence us.

Idiot. Noo

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Newtown Wrote:Yeah, real quote from my grumpy-as-hell History teacher. And to beat down our rights, she said I was disturbing the class when I was saying "Rights are like muscles, if you don't exercise them, they'll disappear." And then she said that she had the right to silence us.

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what a bitch people like that are the people who live alone with noone but there cats and mold infestations to keep them company.

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She's just having a power trip. If you really want to push the issue, stage a walkout of her class the next time she acts out. One quarter of my Child Development class walked out one day in my senior year, after a student was kicked out. It shook her up. After that she lightened up.
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My English teacher does this disturbing smile all the time and half-jokingly declares herself the Dictator of the classroom.

I would have put in a little about how the public "impeaches" dictators with bullets, but I wasn't in the mood.

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Ayliana Wrote:She's just having a power trip. If you really want to push the issue, stage a walkout of her class the next time she acts out. One quarter of my Child Development class walked out one day in my senior year, after a student was kicked out. It shook her up. After that she lightened up.
Too bad i'll most likely get suspended. Any other ideas?

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my LA teacher does that to.... WHO ARE YOU?!!?!?

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Most teachers support the dictatorship mentality because they're impotent in their own lives, so feel the need to make their captive audience miserable.

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I've known several teachers who have said that over the years, though I don't think any of them have ment it.
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Somebody needs to exercise their right of punching her in the face.

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Newtown Wrote:Too bad i'll most likely get suspended. Any other ideas?

So what if you get suspended? I must've been suspended for at least ten days between my junior and senior year. And thats not including the days I just said to myself "You know, I just don't feel like going today."
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Ayliana Wrote:
Newtown Wrote:Too bad i'll most likely get suspended. Any other ideas?

So what if you get suspended? I must've been suspended for at least ten days between my junior and senior year. And thats not including the days I just said to myself "You know, I just don't feel like going today."

Well I just don't want to get killed by my dad...don't call me a wuss.

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HA! my teacher does the same thing, pisses me off something awful
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I used to have a teacher like that but now im in year 6 and dont YAY!!!! Laugh
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Heart of shadows Wrote:Somebody needs to exercise their right of punching her in the face.


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Your DJ Parents Wrote:And then she said that she had the right to silence us.
Ohhhh, the Constitution disagrees. I think I'm going to print out a copy and keep it in my pocket. Next time a teacher tells me to shut up I'll point to that nice little amendment at the very beginning providing me freedom of speech. Then I'll ask when they were granted authority to override the laws of their founding fathers. :]

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and they'll say either "when i became a teacher," "you're not really a person so it doesn't count," or "sit down and shut up or i'll give you detention."

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(11-13-2007 09:58 AM)Rebelnerd Wrote:  and they'll say either "when i became a teacher," "you're not really a person so it doesn't count," or "sit down and shut up or i'll give you detention."

And then I'll run out of the building,screaming some "incomprehensible gibberish" about the 14th amendment.

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"This class isn't a Democracy, it's a Dictatorship. &qu

A lot of teachers do this, along with some parents
My English teacher is great tho, today he told us that despite how it is in fact a teacher-student sort of thing, he always tries to be humble and recognizes that we are equals as we are all human

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I remember learning that constitutional rights are suspended in schools.

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(03-19-2017 06:20 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I remember learning that constitutional rights are suspended in schools.

And it's a shame, really, and not the way it should be, especially since a right taken early on is a right unlikely to be reclaimed.
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"This class isn't a Democracy, it's a Dictatorship. &qu

To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years they'll have openly armed dudes guarding us, while we have to go through metal detectors.

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I've heard of some schools that already do that.

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No kidding, they actually do out in New York and other cities. Right before I graduated it was seriously proposed at my high school. I wonder if they actually implemented it.

Then again, they were broke as fuck.

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