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16774, do you experience much opposition?
Posted by thebigfunk, Mon Mar-05-01 04:04 PM
In terms of dealing with kids, getting some truth out there, opening minds, do you experience much opposition?

A high school teacher of mine, one who inspired me to teach, was always very open about his views, and would often spark discussion about current events, etc., and pose really thought-provoking (and often controversial)... but he also got into loads of trouble on several occasions. I'm thinking, "my god, these are AP high school students... they should be able to deal with a sophisticated discussion." Apparently, that's not an excuse to high school administration...

"And you may ask yourself... what is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself... where does that highway go?
And you may ask yourself... Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may ask yourself... MY GOD! WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!" - "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads

"Trouble in transit/got through the roadblock/we blended with the crowd
We got computer/we're tapping phone lines/I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students/we dress like housewives/or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle/so many times now/I don't know what I look like!
You make me shiver/I feel so tender/we make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted/I'll do some driving/you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions/follow directions/then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow/Maybe the next day/Whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks/What good are notebooks?/They won't help me survive...
My chest is aching/Burns like a furnace/The burning keeps me alive..." - "Life During Wartime" - Talking Heads