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Hi there!

This has become a heated topic in my area, due to the subject matter and all the issues surrounding it. I have included the Chicago Sun Times story, and I am curious what your views are. I am still shakin' my head trying to reconcile what this movie had to do with elementary education???

Is it any wonder some of our children cannot read, write, or do a math problem???

Jmho.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/383097,CST-NWS-broke13.article

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it shows poor judgement

these kids could not walk up to a movie theater and buy a ticket

what was she trying to teach them?

she knew it was wrong when she said 'what happens in this classroom stays in the classroom'

she was s substitute who didn't want to do any work and so she let them kil a couple of hours watching a movie

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it shows poor judgement

these kids could not walk up to a movie theater and buy a ticket

what was she trying to teach them?

she knew it was wrong when she said 'what happens in this classroom stays in the classroom'

she was s substitute who didn't want to do any work and so she let them kil a couple of hours watching a movie

I agree with you--but couldn't she have shown something just a bit more appropriate!!

I'd sure be ticked off if that was my child.

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This makes me angry - my daughter is a junior in high school and I have to sign permission slips for movies shown in classes - especially "R" rated.

What would be the point of showing this? The sexual acts are pretty graphic. Heterosexual or homosexual - this doesn't belong in an elementary school.

steph

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lol...at least she didn't tell the kids there was a shooter in the school and make them all cry and hide under their desks thinking they were going to die....where do they find some of these teachers???

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wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong:trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :trout: :nono:

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Hopefully the point was to teach how harmful homophobia can be, and the personal cost gay people pay.

I agree that it was wrong to show the movie. However, it's way too graphic and mature for 12-year olds to be shown without parental permission.

They surely knew this would be the end result. Any intelligent person with a brain would be able to figure out if they shows a movie like this a lawsuit would result.

However, this girl who needed counseling probably wasn't wrapped too tight to begin with in my not so humble opinoin. They're (the parents and the lawyer) are being dramatic. It's an academy award nominee.

But they have a case.

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Good grief, what a stupid thing to do!

I saw it, I'm an adult, and it haunts me.

How did this idiot teacher think it would affect a young kid? However angry I might be if the movie was shown in my young child's class, I would still not feel it necessary to sue the school. I would rather assume that if the child was that upset, I would have to think that the child had personal issues that needed to be addressed that the film may have brought to light.

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Thanks you guys for the great feedback.

Sometimes it just slays me what some people will do in the name of education. I am thankful for those who took the time and effort to actually teach me what I needed to know so that I could accomplish all that I have. It's so sad that many of our kids will not have this opportunity because there are some in teaching who have no soul about their work.

I am also thankful I work in such a profession that embraces life learning. Next year, I plan to devote some of my time at the library to help others learn to read....helping someone overcome illiteracy seems to be a way to combat idiocy.

My heart really goes out to these kids who get cheated out of needed time in their classroom. Blessings to you....crni

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It was an excellent movie however , I am....Shocked. Disgusted. Floored. So wrong on so many levels. Oh yes, they would be hearing from ME, no doubt.

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Even if you make a case that it's an important issue to discuss those kids were too young.

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Even if you make a case that it's an important issue to discuss those kids were too young.

Exactly - I'd even venture to say high school students don't need to see this at school.

Do we show R rated movies in sex ed class so kids will know how to do "it"?

What is the point of showing the sex? Can we not discuss homophobia, period?

steph

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