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Re: [IP] in teachers' shoes/ kinda long!
Carrie...WELL PUT!! I'm not even a teacher yet, but I am an aide in an
elemtary school special ed classroom, and this is exactly what I see every
day. Even I need to watch what I do or say for fear of someone
misinterpreting and suing!! The fear of lawsuits is so prevalent in my
school...it's really sad. I wish it wasn't that way. Kelly
In a message dated 2/18/00 6:12:13 PM Pacific Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< While I agree that it is difficult to get some educators to understand
things, and that they may seem reluctant to be a part of somethings they
may be unsure of and uncomfortable with. And while I do agree that ALL
PARENTS ARE TEACHERS, I must say that unless you are in a overcrowded,
lawsuit friendly classroom day in and day out... you do not know what it
is REALLY like to be an educator today.
We, diabetics and parents of diabetics will tell people that unless
they walk a mile in our shoes, they really do not know what it is like
to be diabetic. My daughter is diabetic, but I am not... I will never
truly know what it feels like to be diabetic. Nor would I presume to
say that I understand it. IT IS THE SAME THING WITH BEING A TEACHER.
Unless you sit in a classroom day in and day out, you truly cannot
understand what it is like to be an educator today. The fear of
lawsuits is so prevalent, that we are stuck fearing our own actions.
Can you blame someone for being uncertain about giving someone and
injection? Educators are told, don't touch a student, you might be
sued, insert this catheter or you will be sued. Educators are in a
catch-22 about the safety and care of students. >>
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