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Date: 12/16/11 10:28 AM

52 Responses to New York: Teacher Causes Outrage, What`d She Do?

  1. Profile photo of MCMXCIII
    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Link: New York: Teacher Causes Outrage, What`d She Do? - One guess, I-A-B. But ask yourself, is 7-years-old in the classroom the appropriate place for this bombshell?
  2. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:37 am
    omg.... there`s no santa...... omg, omg....
  3. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:37 am
    First-world problems...
  4. Profile photo of BlazingBird
    BlazingBird Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Seems fine to me. If you hold any of those beliefs after 5 years old it`s kinda weird.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:04 am
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Yes, the reality is that there is no Santa Clause.

    Yes, she was cruel in revealing that to the kids (although it had to happen at some time).

    Does that mean she can not teach information to 2nd graders? No.

    Does that mean she probably doesn`t need to be teaching 2nd Grade? Could be.
  7. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:06 am
    pleez.. how is this an issue??? Phenominally stupid "news"..
  8. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:08 am
    dirty pool, old man!
  9. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Bitter old maide couldn`t let other`s be happy.
    No, she has to crush the dreams of children as her own
    dreams were crushed by men who plied her with promises of love
    but only led to the back seat of numerous cars, sweaty groping hands
    and empty declarations of love that were forgotten as soon
    as the clothes were back on . . .





    what were we talking about? Oh, Santa... stupid cow.
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Santa must exist. How else could you so readily recognize his picture. And many are in correspondence with him.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Dick move
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:39 am
    What a grump!! No, you`re right it doesn`t make her incompetent as a teacher but somebody needs to have a real talk with her. That`s unnecessarily cruel. Doesn`t she remember how exciting it was waiting for Santa to come with your presents?? I`m still get presents from my parents wrapped to me from `Santa` and I ALWAYS get one toy. Even though I`m 23 hahah
  13. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:44 am
    So what? Teachers are supposed to lie to kids? That actually explains so much about this country.
  14. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:45 am
    ...they was 7-8 years old. I bet only couple kids in that class still really beleved in him by then.

    Lets flip the coin!
    "IF" the lady is a good teacher, this stupid thing could ruin her career if the perants push the issue. It could possibly be ruining her life`s ambition, all because she dropped a spoiler on a few children a year or two early.
    If she`s not then just who cares all round.
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    its not her place, but its also not her place to protect kids from their parent`s lies. It seems to be quite the gray area since it was brought up in her class, but she could have gone around addressing santa claus.
  16. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Telling kids there`s no Santa is for amateurs. Its the one about Jesus not being born on Dec 25`th and the wise men not even visiting him in a Manger when he was born, that`s trickier. Oops spoilers.
  17. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    wait... these kids still haven`t figured it out? they teach at the `special` school?
  18. Profile photo of Wowummwow
    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Oh the "shocking" things that happen when parents expect teachers to raise their kids.
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Wow.. now thats harsh!
  20. Profile photo of InTheNameOf
    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    I refuse to "Click Here to Launch:"
  21. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    December 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    jeez, they`re only 7 years old; at least give them SOME hope.
  22. Profile photo of bentley22
    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    a few weeks ago, my 5 year old daughter`s classmate said he doesn`t believe in Santa - that he`s fake. Not taking that crap, my daughter replied "I don`t think Santa believes in you either." (retold by teacher)
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    But I love the comments section on that site. So many people think that someone else has the god given right to tell my children the "truth" and it is ok because they are doing them a favor because it is the truth and we the parents of children are wrong because we are telling a "lie" Sounds to me like some butt hurt folks who had a poor childhood and now think they need to wage a crusade against "lies" we tell our children. Don`t read a book or watch TV it`s all LIES! Cuz you know anything not real is a lie right...
  24. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Nobody is at fault here... only those people complaining.
  25. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    "Nobody is at fault here... only those people complaining."
    yes, them and the teacher, of course.

    I do think the teacher should be fired or severely reprimanded for this. You have to understand that she is teaching "children" not young adults. PArt of the job is to be able to relate to the children and she clearly doesn`t know how to do that. So how effective can she be as a 2nd grade teacher then?
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Wow. What an non-nice individual! I found out santa wasn`t real when I was 8 or 9, but that was just by my own critical thinking skills.
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Bad meat should be thrown out. Any "teacher" so devoid of human emotions as to crush the dreams of small children should be in lock-up until further notice.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Separation of Church and state. Children go to school to learn FACTS, not to maintain silly superstitions. I`m sorry, but I don`t want an official that reserves my tax dollars to tell children that Santa is real. But if the school passes policy to just not comment on it, I`d be fine with that.
  29. Profile photo of TangoDexx
    TangoDexx Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    We were all told when we were six. We were in class and the teacher basically told us all he didn`t exist, and guess what, we just accepted that. He didn`t do it to "crush our dreams" or whatever, just telling us instead of finding out the hard way which is seeing one of our parents doing it. I think.
  30. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    It`s not the teacher`s job to keep up with the lies parents tell their children.
  31. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    God forbid she teach reality.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    @TangoDexx, the hard way is having no gifts show up under your tree..(potentially because no one told your parents Santa is not real so they didn`t buy you anything)
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    I was told he`s not real by my older brother. I was 8. I wasn`t that crushed. By that age I think I started to figure it out for myself. Most kids do once the parents slip up and let the kids see that wrapping paper, or they use the same kind for a gift that`s from them. A big clue for me was that I noticed to handwriting on the stickers (that say who the gift it for) was the same for her`s and Santa`s.
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    theferret Female 18-29
    136 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    i don`t remember how old i was, but when i started to suspect that the whole santa thing was impossible, i tried asking for something from santa that i didn`t ask for from my parents. i didn`t get that thing.
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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    busted for NOT lying!!?
  36. Profile photo of lawndartsftw
    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    On the other hand, she told the dyslexic kids that Satan isnt real. That should balance things out, no ??
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    Every child is going to learn santa isn`t real in one way or another, this was their time. Why is this a big deal?
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Imagine if she admitted that God wasn`t real.
  39. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2011 at 12:24 am
    It is not her job to tell the kids that painful truth. Its for kids to figure out on their own and tell other kids who will then degrade the kids who still believe. THIS IS THE LAW OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
  40. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    December 17, 2011 at 2:02 am
    There is no room for the truth in school.
  41. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2011 at 2:18 am
    @5Cats

    "Bad meat should be thrown out. Any "teacher" so devoid of human emotions as to crush the dreams of small children should be in lock-up until further notice."

    Belief in Santa is a delusion, not a dream. Correcting delusions is EXACTLY what teachers are for.
  42. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2011 at 5:48 am
    "Belief in Santa is a delusion, not a dream. Correcting delusions is EXACTLY what teachers are for"
    Not a *Second Grade* Teacher you ignorant fool!
  43. Profile photo of lawndartsftw
    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    December 17, 2011 at 6:37 am
    Hmmm, so no one saw what I did there in my previous post on this thread ?? I-A-B, I am disappoint....
  44. Profile photo of Wowummwow
    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2011 at 6:55 am
    At least the kids will still believe in Hannukah Harry.
  45. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2011 at 9:08 am
    @BlankTom

    "Not a *Second Grade* Teacher you ignorant fool!"

    And why not?

    Is there some benefit to be gained by lying to kids for longer?
  46. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
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    December 17, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Santa isn`t real and parents buy your gifts...

    Say it aint so! Santa still lives in Washington DC, doesn`t he?
  47. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    For little kids, the correct "answer" a teacher should give is: Ask your parents.

    Is this teacher going to say: "So sorry Billy, but your Grandpa ISN`T in Heaven because God is a lie." Or other "truths"?

    Jeez, they`re little kids! Give them a chance to dream.
  48. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    December 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Why should she be punished for telling the truth. I don`t think I believed that crap at that age anyway......hmmm..... maybe I did, but I don`t think it was a big deal when I found out it was a fairytale.
  49. Profile photo of jeffwright
    jeffwright Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2011 at 12:11 am
    Guilty of being a mean spirited bitch.
  50. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2011 at 5:08 am
    humbug
  51. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2011 at 10:17 am
    She crossed a line, period.
  52. Profile photo of trippyhippy9
    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    It`s about time they got a teacher that isn`t afraid to tell the truth. We need more like her.

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