By Anonymous - 01/12/2011 05:01 - United States
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He probably saw Bad Teacher, which raised his douchness to over 9000.
So if you know about someone getting bullied, you'd keep quiet? Kids are wanting a cry for help. It's not like everyone understands though, because it's possible to lack sympathy... And a kind heart that's rare these days. (Prepares for the thumbs down) I will admit when i say I'm very disgusted with society these days. Kids are way to god damn cocky.
Bullying is one of the main causes to suicide. If a kid is crying out for help we should help instead of letting them try to deal with it themselves. Not only that, we are not talking about adults here. We are talking about children that can range from elementary school to high school. I wouldn't walk away. I'd speak up.
I think it can teach the kid something. I wouldn't say I was bullied but at the least harassed in middle school. I ended up going to a high school where no one that knew me went and I was able to raise my social standing quite a bit. So basically I think I learned what normal people expect other normal people to be like and now I know how to act that way.
[email protected] "I will admit when i say I'm very disgusted with society these days. Kids are way to god damn cocky." These days? What are you talking about these days? When my grandmother was a child they were just as much of douchebags as they are now. She's told me stories of how her and her friends bullied other kids. Not to mention nationwide racial lynchings were common practice. Society has ALWAYS been horrible. Kids have always been cocky. You sound so naive by saying "these days". I'm pretty sure back then there wasn't this massive nationwide awareness being constantly broadcasted via the media. We've actually made a step forward. *sigh*
This isn't the 50's-80's, #106. It's 2011, bullies are now using intimidation tactics, rumors, horrible insults, even violence. "NO ONE LIKES A FUCKING SNITCH! end of story... If you are bullied grow some balls and man up." Telling someone responsible, someone who actually cares or as you refer it "snitching, would stop bullying, and in the real world it would stop crimes instead of following that gansta "no snitching" crap. grow balls and man up? Like I said, bullied INTIMIDATE, spread vicious rumors, throw horrible insults, and resort to violence. Fighting back or "growing balls and man up" would result either: A) The bully would fight you back or get back to bullying you more norrible than before B) (rare cases) would actually stop. C) More people would gang up on you. Oh and BTW, be in the person being bulied's eyes and what do you see: low self-esteem, shattered self-confidence, fear, and in some cases a broken mind filled with thoughts of suicide, murdering their bullies, and self harm (cutting themselves). I am autistic, so I was an easy targe for bullies in middle school, not much of a problem now in high school. You should be suprised of how much free time I have as a teachers aide right now...
As a private citizen, you have a right to your beliefs. But as a teacher, he is acting as an agent for the school and must adhere to and promote the school policies. The Supreme Court has ruled in several instances that there is a very definite halt to the First Amendment when it comes to schools (if you have a compulsory audience, are acting on behalf of the school, are violating school policy, etc.) Judging by the OP's post, the school policy forbids bullying (which is reasonable as bullying is now illegal in most areas). The teacher deserves to be fired. By ignoring the issue, he's condoning it, which makes him an accomplice (as far as I'm concerned). Also, don't capitalize every word; it makes you look like an idiot.
This has nothing to do with free speech or not. Being a professor he's obligated by school and even state law to act upon any bullying. If they can prove he didn't talk or do anything about a crime that's being commited then I deep water for neglect and even enforcing the crime committed.
I agree except for the fact that being a teacher at a school that has a no bullying policy, he is being paid to teach and follow the rules and regulations set by the school. He has his right toi not care but he also had to hold up his part of the job and atleast tell another teacher or the principal/authority figure, after that is done, then he can continue not caring.