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skeetbum
05-10-2016, 08:28 PM
Not fishing related but a lot of eyes need to see this so if the moderators deem it necessary to move it, so be it. I receive a few emails a day and some I never open, but those from a CDC brother of mine are always read. In these days of the things we all grew up with in school being taken away I thought this a fantastic lesson delivered by this teacher. I'll say no more. Thank you for reading this to the end.


In September of 2005, a social studies schoolteacher from Arkansas did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period, they walked in; there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, "Where's our desks?"

The teacher said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them."

They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades."

"No," she said.

"Maybe it's our behavior."

And she told them, "No, it's not even your behavior."

And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing. Third period. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in the class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The last period of the day, the instructor gathered her class.

They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. She said, "Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily. Now I'm going to tell you."

She went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. By the time they had finished placing the desks, those kids for the first time I think perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks.

Their teacher said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here responsibly, to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."

elkhunter
05-10-2016, 08:39 PM
Great post skeetbum. Thank you.

Redge
05-10-2016, 09:18 PM
Wow, super post, thanks Skeetbum!

jaxsprat
05-10-2016, 09:27 PM
Great post skeetbum. Thank you.

Yes 2X & 3X great post thanks skeetbum

Eatmorecrappie
05-10-2016, 09:39 PM
theysaid Very nice post. Thank you so much for sharing.

Crestliner08
05-11-2016, 04:47 AM
Thank you.

fishervet
05-11-2016, 02:18 PM
Thank you.....:,)

prefers shiners
05-11-2016, 02:35 PM
Smart teacher.....

Ketchn
05-12-2016, 07:26 AM
that is some very cool stuff ....

Fatman
05-12-2016, 09:43 AM
Excellent!!!! Thanks Skeet!!!

DaveB40
05-12-2016, 01:33 PM
Great post! I'd like to see more educators do the same. Maybe it would
make our youth somewhat more respectful and make a greater impact
on the value of their education.
To all that served - "THANK YOU" - Dave

StratosFS5
05-12-2016, 02:25 PM
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

cevans
05-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Awesome post! Thanks.

chaunc
05-13-2016, 08:00 PM
So true Tim. Hope they never forget what it took to get them.

Fatman
05-29-2016, 10:29 AM
A follow up to this:

Skeet - after I read this I sent it to my wife at work and she went through the the powers at her school and read it in their assembly Friday morning. Her High School kids who knew she was a mil brat and military spouse got it about half way through and stood up, it went over big time!!!

Thanks Buddy!!!!!!!