• Rootin’,Tootin’, Gun-Shootin’ Lori Klein wants teachers to swear?
    posted by Mike McClellan at 28 February, 10:21 AM  0 
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    That’s right.

    Crazy Lazy rootin’, tootin’, gun-shootin’ State Senator Lori Klein’s bill to restrict teacher language passed in  the Senate (you can read about it here).

    It’s an interesting piece of, uh, legislation, in that it uses FCC guidelines as parameters for teacher language.


    Maybe Ms. Klein has not researched the guidelines  very clearly, but they are much more lenient than what schools currently allow.

    One example:  The FCC would allow “Kiss my behind” (well, not “behind”, maybe something a little more explicit).

    Last time I checked, a teacher who said that might have the door hit his behind on the way out of his job.

    As anyone who watches TV knows, a lot of language teachers aren’t allowed to say show up on TV regularly.

    So  Sen. Deadeye actually is liberalizing what teachers can say in class.


    Now, as a former teacher in AZ, I can tell you I’d have loved to tell a parent or administrator to “kiss my behind.”

    But I didn’t.  Probably because it was wrong.  And unprofessional.

    Not now, though.  Now swear away, guys and gals.

    Sen. Klein and her fellow Republicans are about to give you the a-okay!




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