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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #16
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Public humiliation calls for public apology! There is no comeback from this in my opinion. Cruel and insensitive
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
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One of the definitions of graduating is: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one . . .That was a REALLY mean trick to play.

1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #18
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The one teacher showing it to another 8th grade class so they can all laugh at their peers really crossed a line in my opinion. Stick to educating the kids, not humiliating them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #19
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Hypocritical too, because if the students had played a trick of the same size/ type on the teachers, I think they would have been heavily punished for it.

FTR, we celebrate graduation when we are sixteen. Then when we leave all education at aged 18. But even moving from Junior High to High School isn't really a graduation in my eyes. We don't have anything like that here. I was surprised that kindergarten graduations even existed.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #20
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This is, simply put, awful. How cruel.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #21
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
Right from merriam-webster.com, the intransitive verb version of "graduate":
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1: to receive an academic degree or diploma

2: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

3: to change gradually


#2 seems appropriate.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #22
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
I got the definition word for word from the Miriam-Webster website! I also said in my post ONE of the definitions lol

: to receive an academic degree or diploma
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: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one
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: to change gradually
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #23
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I truly hope the teachers lose their jobs for this. It was utterly inappropriate and shows a complete lack of judgment that none of the teachers thought "maybe we shouldn't do this"
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #24
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A local school in my area had the teachers play a very cruel joke on the grade 8 classes. Just wondered what you thoughts are and if you ever played any "Disney pranks" on anyone? Here is the link to the article from the paper

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/02...liation-tears/
That's horrible. Absolutely awful.
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Are you seriously arguing about whether it should be called a graduation??? That's not even the issue. It can be a regional thing. My daughter had a Pre-K graduation, she will have others as she moves goes into middle school, etc. The situation is that the teachers were totally out of line and did something really stupid and hurtful to 60 kids to make an example out of something ONE kid did.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #26
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As a teacher (2nd grade) and the mom of an 8th grader I am horrified at this story. These teachers should be ashamed of themselves.
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This was completely wrong of these teachers. They need to be suspened just as a student would be. I think that just like a student would have to they need to write individual letters to apploogize for this and maybe even have some one monitor them. This is unacceptable and very inappropiate. The school needs to tell the kids that this was wrong. This is one time I feel that the parents do not need to be telling the kids that this was wrong.

I am for teaching is done at home and school but this is beyond wrong and the parents should not have to deal with this.

Cruel joke back.... all the kids need to go on the year end trip someplace better than where they will be going and not invite the teachers. Just the parents take charge. Those teachers would not be welcolm.

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Are you seriously arguing about whether it should be called a graduation???
You've been around long enough to know that's what we do here.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #29
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i htink disney should ban the teachers for life....joking about going to disney is no joke
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #30
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that is just cruel. I don't believe she should be able to keep her job.
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