Respect & Dignity

<a href=”http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2008/03/cell-phone-came.html”>These videos</a> show the lack of both. How many times have I heard people loathe the draconian-style of the early years of teaching in this country. Yet when I see videos like these I am reminded that much of the disrespect and indignity is a result of the lack of family at home. 

I remember when I was in high school I got a rise out of thorning the side of my teachers. Pride and a desire to be respected by my peers fueled the disrespect. There is a whole lot more going on in these videos than just kids lashing out at teachers lashing out. There is a systemic problem with our education theory. There is a root that has dug deep in the soil of individuality and tolerance which overturns the dignity of the individual and respect of tolerance.

(HT: <a href=”http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/”>Seth Godin</a>)

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