Advertisement

Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together

Teacher Tells Student What Words She Cannot Say!

Some things defy common sense…here is one of them. Be ready to be outraged!

Maybe you heard the story last week.

High school senior Kendra Turner was suspended in Dyer County Tennessee for breaking a class rule. You might be thinking, “OK, teachers need to keep control of their classrooms.”

But here was the rule: Students are not allowed to say, “Bless you” in the classroom. And the teacher listed other phrases not allowed in the classroom–words like, My Bad, stuff, dumb, etc.

A student sneezed, Kendra instinctively said, “Bless you!” and the teacher suspended her, claiming her comment was disruptive to the class. The teacher also told her “Bless you” was for church and not the classroom!

Advertisement

Bless you is disruptive? I thought it was a social grace!

Get out your whistles! The thought police are alive and well in Dyer County Tennessee. And they are determining what WORDS people can and cannot say. And Kendra didn’t even mention God!

Last time I checked, “Bless you” was a common response to sneezing, said to be empathetic to someone. Apparently we need to guard against those empathetic remarks. In the classroom, empathy is disruptive. Instead we need more self-centered, uncaring students who only watch out for themselves!

Is this not ludicrous? Ms. Turner has every constitutional right to say, “Bless you” in a classroom. The teacher is way out of line and playing God even if she doesn’t like God!

Teachers are to stimulate thought, not regulate it. I’m recommending an in-school suspension for the teacher for lacking common sense and infringing on a student’s constitutional rights! Maybe a day in the Principal’s office would create a little civility in her.

  • Linda Mintle

    It just seems we are so easily offended. It’s just a way for someone to be kind and show concern. That is something I would think we would want to encourage in our culture.

  • billtoth

    As an Atheist I am offended when I sneeze and someone says “god bless you”. Using the standards for sexual harassment if it is repeated and unwanted it becomes religious harassment.

Previous Posts

Thrive Vs. Survive Your Life
Is your life a great adventure or are you just trying to survive the day? Be honest. When it comes to everyday living, most of us would opt for more adventure and less boredom. We waste too much time fretting about things we can’t control and ...

posted 7:00:00am May. 02, 2016 | read full post »

Going Home, With Realistic Expectations
Sitting with women friends at coffee one day, the conversation turned to the topic of mothers and daughters. There we sat, discussing how to feel like grown ups around our moms. Visits home often left these women feeling like they were ...

posted 7:00:23am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Helping Our Children Keep the Faith
So many parents feel tremendous pain at having children who leave their Christian faith and do not go to church. According to studies by both Barna Group and USA Today, the staggering numbers are almost 75% of Christian young people. The ...

posted 7:00:51am Apr. 27, 2016 | read full post »

God, Where Are You, Do You Care?
About a month ago, I visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. The experience was sobering, frightening, and chilling. This was clearly one of history's darkest chapters. At the end of the tour, I was struck by one of the survivors ...

posted 7:00:01am Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

Stress Help: Think on These Things
Stress affects people differently. Some people carry stress in their physical bodies. Others are more stressed because of their thoughts. They worry and become anxious. When stress originates from your thoughts, you need cognitive strategies ...

posted 7:00:54am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.