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katrina

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This has been posted before, but I'm posting it again...
>
>The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine
>lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked
>me a rhetorical question,
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>''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''
>
>I replied: I had a drug problem when I was young:
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>I was drug to church on Sunday morning.
>I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
>I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.
>I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
>I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a
>lie,brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill
>of the teacher or the preacher, or if I
>didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.
>I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I
>uttered a profane four-letter word.
>I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs
>out of dad's fields.
>I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some
>poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop
>some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime
>as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.
>
>Those drugs are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in
>everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or
>heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America
>would be a better place.
>
> ~author unknown~
>
 

Mike

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Good job katrina! More of these drugged out kids today need their asses drug out to the woodshed. Rehab? My Dad was the best at it!
 

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Thanks Mike, I never wanted to let my folks down....Just got back from parent teachers conferance and was a great time. Wonderful teachers who teach for the right reasons and even though my kids are not perfect, the teachers have a true interest in there education.
Our kindegardener is doing simple math and reading from books, has a spelling test every week and has science fair next week.
Our eighth grader is doing a speech for Modern Woodman, is through his math book and will start on some trig and has aced his spelling word test since Christmas.
 

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katrina said:
Thanks Mike, I never wanted to let my folks down....Just got back from parent teachers conferance and was a great time. Wonderful teachers who teach for the right reasons and even though my kids are not perfect, the teachers have a true interest in there education.
Our kindegardener is doing simple math and reading from books, has a spelling test every week and has science fair next week.
Our eighth grader is doing a speech for Modern Woodman, is through his math book and will start on some trig and has aced his spelling word test since Christmas.

Katrina,

I would also bet you are from the state with one of the lowest teacher salaries in the US. Once again it goes to show that money doesn't buy education. I am not against starvation wages for teachers, but just throwing federal dollars at something does not necessarily fix a problem.

SD has many super teachers in the state but, if a group or organization (NEA,SDEA) has the word "education" in their name, you can bet their main concern is teachers/benefits/wages and keeping sorry teachers on the payrolls. I can speak from experience.

Thanks for the good post.

BB
 

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