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Discipline? We Don’t Need No Stinking Discipline!

September 6th, 2006 | by Ken Grandlund |

This, friends, is the reason our schools and future generations are going to hell in a handbasket. It seems that schools are no longer to be a place of learning, but rather a place of walking on eggshells so as not to make anyone upset.

Roy Culberson, director of youth services for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, told teachers at a recent back-to-school inservice meeting that teachers need to be more tolerant of students who verbally acost them with swear words in the classroom. Calling on teachers to “increase their personal ‘F*ck You meters,’ Culberson advised teachers that students today have less respect for authority than they did when many teachers were in school and consequently, some teachers have unrealistic expectations of their students.

According to Culberson, many teenagers come to school with baggage from problems at home or other areas of their lives. Culberson described these students, who are prone to disruptive behavior, as “kids in chaos.”

Culberson noted that teachers need to be more sensitive to students feelings and body language so as to interpret if asking things like “Did you finish your homework” would be likely to provoke some kind of four letter onslaught, and if so, then to “not push that kids button.”

Sure, and then when they get into the real world and their boss asks them why they didn’t complete their task and they tell their boss to go f*ck themselves, they should get a promotion and a raise too.

[tag]Roy Culberson, education, profanity[/tag]

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  1. 6 Responses to “Discipline? We Don’t Need No Stinking Discipline!”

  2. By Paul Merda on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    That’s the problem Ken isn’t it?  The fact is, most Urban schools are nothing more than baby-sitting centers.  The parents don’t care, the students don’t care and now the NCLB legislation wants to hold schools and teachers responsible for all of it.  The biggest problem facing our schools in Urban areas is that there are no more reform schools where the problem students can be re-directed so that the remaining students can actually get a quality education. 

    My message; quit blaming teachers and administrators for all of the school failures out there.  Sure there are some bad ones, but the biggest problem is that too many parents don’t give a shit and don’t value education, so how the hell does a teacher make the student value education; answer, they can’t.

  3. By Tom Harper on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    Well, I guess teachers will just have to adapt to the changing times.  They’ll have to not only increase their tolerance for “F#&K You” outbursts.  They’ll have to start being more openminded about stabbings and shootings in the hallway.  If a troubled student kills or wounds one of his classmates, the teacher will need to reach out to the poor assailant and ask him if he’s having a nice day and if there’s anything he’d like to talk about.

    Unfortunately it isn’t just schools that are blamed for this.  Conservatives use stories like this as a brush to paint all liberals with, and an excuse to turn the clock back 50 years.

  4. By Jet Netwal on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    You can’t teach respect if you don’t demand it for yourself. Culberson is an idiot, and those teachers deserve some support for their effort.

    Personal F*ck You meters? Hope Culberson has his dialed up. Coming at ya, Big C. In triplicate.

  5. By Froenx on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    This is as bad as that one school who wanted to teach a class in ebonics.

  6. By tos on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    I know someone that used to deliver food to NYC schools and one time there was an ambulance there because a mother of one of the students came to school and beat the crap out of her kid’s teacher. Even threw her down the stairs. So the teachers not only fear the students but the parents as well.


  7. By Liberal Army Wife on Sep 6, 2006 | Reply

    are these schools?  or are they zoos?  and I don’t care who these brats are, how much or how little money the kids/parents have.  Excuse me, you use that kind of language, you deal with the consequences!  Those poor teachers.  and that superintendant…. needs a good swift kick in the brain.


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