October 6, 2010, - 1:03 pm
Last night, I screened the much buzzed about “Waiting for Superman,” about the failures of American public schools, made by the same guy who made Al Gore’s propaganda flick, “An Inconvenient Truth.” I can’t post my review until it debuts later this week. Stay tuned. But related to that topic, this video is what every American public school teacher should be able to do with unruly and/or disrespectful students, but can’t because of various “child abuse” laws and coddling of American kids.
I respect this professor a great deal for having the guts to do what most would not dare. On the other hand, she’s somewhere in Asia, where they can get away with these things and don’t have a million trial lawyers and useless parents lining up in protest. That’s why I think the second video is probably a fake (though I hope it isn’t). The third video appears to be in a Slavic country (or Greece?), but I cannot place the language (maybe you can). The last video appears to be a college professor, so maybe you can get away with that at an American institution of higher learning. But I doubt a high school teacher would get away with it. Perhaps I’m wrong. I wish I could do this to people at the movies.
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