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Old 02-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #46
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This reminds me of the classic Peanuts cartoon "football gag." Lucy would hold the football and Charlie Brown would attempt to kick it. But Lucy would remove the ball just before Charlie Brown got to it, and he would have a nasty tumble. Over the years, Lucy would do this time and again, always convincing Charlie Brown to "trust her." And always abusing that trust.

Teachers are in positions of trust. Young teens rely on their teachers to be "day parents." This "joke" was played at the innocent kids' expense. Highly immature and Sad.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:31 PM   #47
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I wouldn't be surprised if Disney heard about this and offers the kids free tickets. Maybe even free rooms. Parents would just have to pay for tickets.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #48
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Something similar happened to me in grade school. we were told we were going to Disneyworld. They had us write a card to Mickey that we attached to balloons. We were taken out in a big field to release the balloons. We were told the purpose of the balloons was to let Mickey know we were coming so he could get ready for us. A week later was field day and it was Disney themed, and that was our "trip to Disney". I remember being so disappointed.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #49
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The student teachers involved in the prank should receive an F for their student teaching and not able to graduate on time. They will need to repeat the class. The teachers involved should be suspended for a period of time without pay.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #50
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Just mean

I agree with MamaTTx2. What kind of adults sit around and think this is a good idea? Pitiful. I hope at least one of them reads these boards to see what others think of their great plan.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #51
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I don't know if I'd agree with PP who called this prank bullying, but it's certainly in poor taste, and a shining example of a complete lack of mature judgement. I'd agree with reporting the teaching students as "non-satisfactory", with an explanation to the universities (assuming more than one) of why that rating was given. I don't know that I'd want them to lose their shot at a teaching career because of one serious lapse of judgement, aided, encouraged, and led by professional career educators.

Those career educators, now... One of the responses there said it best:

I think someone should tell all the teachers to take tomorrow and Friday off, with pay, and then come in on Monday to work with only 2 classes, and a 25% pay raise.... and then follow it with "just kidding, you're fired" Now that would be funny.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #52
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After thinking about it, I think these teachers should be reprimanded. I'm not sure about firing them but what a horrible and hypocritical thing to do! It deserves consequences. I think the above quote really does show potential.

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as a teacher, i am disgusted by this prank.
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Wow. Talk about low class.
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Originally Posted by StitchesGr8Fan View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if Disney heard about this and offers the kids free tickets. Maybe even free rooms. Parents would just have to pay for tickets.
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:07 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by mesaboy2 View Post
In my day, not that long ago, you graduated from high school and if you were fortunate and driven you graduated from college--that was it. I'm with Bob Parr on this one.

But I agree, the prank was cruel--especially from teachers.
Maybe it's a regional thing. My sons are 35 y/o and 31 y/o and I still remember them dressing up in their little suits for kindergarten and 8th grade graduation ceremonies. For eigth grade they just wore suits and the girls wore nice dresses, but for kindergarten it was little caps and gowns with nice clothes underneath.

I agree this was a very cruel, mean spirited thing for the teachers to pull on those students. They should get more than a simple reprimand.

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:51 AM   #57
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this is just AWFUL. yes, I used CAPS.

how sad for the kids.

I attended a 40th bday party. the guest of honor received a "fake" lottery ticket . saying she won $10,000. she was SO thrilled, saying how she was going to buy something for everyone at the party.

it was a prank.. yeah. very funny.

not a funny joke at all. those involved in the "joke" should have had to pool their money and take the kids, as promised.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #58
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Mark my word, those kids are going to Disney.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #59
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The teachers should lose their jobs for this. You don't do play a cruel prank like this on people. Humor rarely works on me, but this isn't a joke when you mess with kids like that. They have learned a lesson in cynicism, which will serve them well in the world at large though.
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Shame on those teachers! As a fellow educator, I am also disgusted. I can't believe one of them didn't have the insight to think that it wasn't a good idea, especially with the planning and preparation involved.

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