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Protesting running the mile AND I NEED HELP
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Protesting running the mile AND I NEED HELP

I need help protesting the mile. You know how thqaat is. We have to run it every fricken day I need some serious help on this one! SO ANSWER! NOW!
05-06-2004 02:56 PM
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Well do whatever you like, if you hate the mile then walk slowly or go backwards just to make the teacher mad. If he/she yells and threats you, then just be mute to themRolleyes. They can't do anything without a response form youWink!
05-07-2004 09:30 AM
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Go to the principal and tell him/her that you do not think that running the mile in a timely manner or running it at all has anything to do with your success in life. Inform him that the entire idea of judging a student upon the basis is not only arbitrary but discriminatory towards those students who are challenged in the physical aspect. Put a letter in the principals box every other day ( this will take dedication). use different fonts and titles so they read it thinking its diff. do not stop until they ask to see u in their office. under each letter put your name and phone # and ask him to respond to u. if they dont agree the first few times write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper and state all which i have written above. even say that u have spoken to the principal __ times.
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06-15-2004 02:27 PM
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Running the mile

I know how you feel. I have to run the mile and I'm graded on the same scale as everyone else even though I have asthma. I can't run as fast and as long as non-asmathics, so I think it's unfair that I'm still expected to complete it within 10-12 minutes. I'm not going to put myself in the emergency room to get a good grade in gym class. A the beginning of the year. it took me 13:35 seconds and I ended up with a 75. After 1/2 of a lap, I was wheezing really bad, but I still kept trying. And all the gym teacher said, was that I'd have to go faster next time. Why is that allowed?No
06-30-2004 06:10 AM
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