November 8th, 2002

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Massive Culture Shock

Teachers in nearly half the United States can legally beat students black and blue. Including when parents specifically forbid it. And the teachers are immune to being sued for it, even when parents who caused similar bruises would lose custody immediately.

So, um, how many people reading this were beaten by teachers? Or saw other students beaten by teachers?

I grew up as the child of two parents who were both employed in the business of taking kids away from parents who beat them up. Nobody mentioned to me that there are no similar people out there in the business of taking kids away from teachers who beat them up.

Good goddess. No wonder people resort to home schooling.
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