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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:16 AM

From a school. Simple and healthy. It's not asking too much.



Taken from a school teacher friends Facebook page.

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Reply From a school. Simple and healthy. It's not asking too much. (Original post)
Heartstrings Aug 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Aug 2019 #1
LuckyLib Aug 2019 #2
calimary Aug 2019 #3
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #4
ecstatic Aug 2019 #5

Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:40 AM

1. Sadly ... beautiful ... (nt)

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:41 AM

2. Years ago, I was teaching in a Los Angeles school with Mexican and Mexican American

children. Immigration and Naturalization (INS) now known as ICE was said to be paying $50 bounties for undocumented families turned in. A mother working in a factory heard the raid, ran up a ramp to a mezzanine and toward an exit. She ran out an unsecured door -- into thin air. She died. She had two small children. It was devastating for family, neighbors, and their school community. The principal sat all staff down and said words I still remember: "We are teachers. We are here to build relationships and educate children by connecting with them and their families. We are NOT La Migra (term used in Spanish speaking communities for INS). The legal status of our students is not our concern. We teach. Let's get to it."

There was resounding silence. Then applause.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:51 AM

3. This is how it should be.

Especially the last part. “We will get through this day, this year, together.”

We ALL need that one.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:14 AM

4. K&R

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:36 AM

5. I know the teacher means well, but some

of the statements bring up the harmful, hateful slurs from trump. So everyday, for example, the Mexican American students will be forced to see their cultural background listed side by side with the toxic words "rapist" and "drug dealer." That's not OK nor is it appropriate for children. It doesn't matter that the word "not" is there. That's not how the brain works.

A better idea would be to address each group but then use the message that was addressed to "all" the students.

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