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Thursday, June 9, 2011: 3:14 pm
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|Wow, thank you Aaron Blevins for speaking the truth. Absolutely we have this going on EVERY DAY in Martinsville and much much worse that you describe! these things have been brought to Martinsville's Admininstration and they are going to do their "best" to monitor the issue. Many parents involved wonder who will be watching this particular coach to be sure the "action plan" is being followed and no retaliation against the players that brought it to light is done. We shall see. You talk about winning....however, this one doesn't even have to win to keep their job. Again, great article. You may find this link interesting: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/Content/Articles/Issues/Coaching/C/Crunch-Time-Confronting-Coaching-Bullying.aspx|
Thursday, June 9, 2011: 3:54 pm
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|Thank you for putting into words what so many athletes experience -- and it happens here in Matinsville - by coaches that are also teachers. I am not only concerned for the High Schol athletes but also for the young minds and spirits that perhaps are being damaged. We should choose our coaches and teachers very carefully and if they mistreat students or athletes, they should be history no matter what the legal ramifications. The wellbeing of athletes and students should be the number ONE Priority - Bullying CANNOT be allowed at the coaching / teaching level.|
Thursday, June 9, 2011: 4:07 pm
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|Aaron. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Your story was written with some humor in mind, but on a serious subject. The pressures on young athletes are enough without a grown bully being in charge.|
There are those who probably will say, "don't be a wimp! Life is tough, so teach them toughness early and often. I came through it and am the better person for it." And I suppose that point can be made.
But your point is excellent. What is it about the football field or baseball diamond that differentiates them from the classroom? Would we put up with humiliation, vulgar language, and physical abuse in the classroom?
I look at just two men, Nick Mangino and Tony Dungee. One things that stands out is, you don't have to have a certain style of coaching to win. Both were winners on the field. In the field of life, another thing altogether.
Each word we say, each action we take, teaches someone something.
Thursday, June 9, 2011: 6:40 pm
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|You can't tell me that a coach/teacher is going to act one way on the field towards kids/athletes and then turn that off and treat a student/kid completely differently in the classroom setting. They can't change hats back and forth that easily. I say if they are a bully on the field then you are a bully in the classroom. Parents beware. Also great topic for Aaron. He tackled it well.|
Thursday, June 9, 2011: 8:42 pm
More from Liberty
I had never been more humiliated in my entire life
Anyone outside of the government school system that has worked with young people can tell you of the standard practice of the government teachers who uses humiliation as a corrective and vindictive action in their class rooms. I've counseled many including my own. One of the worst was a county High-school teacher that made fun of a boys large Adams apple in front of the class to embarrassed him into doing something.
Young people don't normally share these embarrassing moments with others. I agree with you Aaron, but I believe in taking action on ones beliefs so if I had children today, government schools would not be on any list of choices. In fact, why is anyone worried about how teachers and coaches bully before we deal with why, or how, a parent lets strange adults talk to their little girls about their vagina's, stripping them of all modesty. I correctly term that molestation because if it took place on the public sidewalk in front of the school the same adult would be convicted of sexual molestation of a child.
Just an absolutes truth that a real parent must must question.
Nice piece Aaron.
Thursday, June 9, 2011: 10:57 pm
More from booger
|Imagine if a kid did that...wait, they DO! And nothing happens to them.|
Imagine if parents were held responsible, too?
We could all sing songs, rainbows and butterflys all across the skies.
I especially like this piece being right next to a Bob Knight advertisement on-line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, June 10, 2011: 9:32 am
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|"Booger": I'm afraid you have no idea how bad its gotten in town w/this issue. It's widespread but I am speaking to a specific sport at the HS. The ADULT TEACHER coach has mentally, physically, and emotionally bullied/abused the KIDS. I'm pretty sure that the ADULT should know better. And I KNOW my daugther has NEVER bullied the coach. |
Not asking for rainbows and butterflies; just asking for my child not to be abused. Pretty simple.
Friday, June 10, 2011: 12:30 pm
More from Liberty
|I think we have seen a perfect illustration of how union-government teachers place themselves equal to or above parents when it comes to having rights of actions and control over the children, or baby goat as many union teachers call them.|
This doesn't happen in private schools leagues or home school leagues where build character and confidence is the focus rather than winning a meaningless childs game at any cost. The coach would be replaced if it did. This coincide with the same extreme pressure the union-government teachers and supers place on the children to make a D- for the school accreditation test. (ISTEP).
There is only one remedy but it seems the majority (for now) of the parents are too weak to make use of it.
Friday, June 10, 2011: 1:54 pm
More from Liberty
U.S. Department of Education to Host LGBT Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. ( CLICK HERE)
This may explain how our local schools now have a homosexual activist books in the first grade class room and future curriculum reading materials. Thanks to our local P.R.I.D.E organization.
Also, now the same government that runs the school prisons are recruiting homosexuals to adopt and pervert children in foster care around the country.
HHS Official Tells Youth Summit: We're Recruiting LGBTs to Adopt Kids
Thursday, June 09, 2011
(CNSNews.com) - David Hansell, who runs the federal government’s Administration for Children and Families, told a group of high school students at the U.S. Department of Education’s “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)” youth summit on Tuesday that the Obama administration is recruiting “LGBT parents” to adopt children.
“[O]f course, we’re also trying to recruit more foster and adoptive parents who are lesbian and gay,” Hansell said in a general session of the summit held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. (As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Department of Education barred reporters from attending the summit’s breakout sessions, which were also held at the hotel.) VIDEO CLICK HERE
Parents, it's your God commanded responsibility to train your children. Get them out NOW. When school starts back up this year the class rooms for the young will have an homosexual activist child's author book being taught with more to come. The federal government has started the forced homosexual agenda on the system. We will be held responsible for what our children are taught. The teachers will lie to you when confronted like the masturbation classes at Monrovia. They will make fun of you as they do me. Don't take it and do the write thing. It may be too late.
Foster care, Government schools, and next because of open homosexual activity in the military and the resulting drop in the recruitment of straight solders the homosexual recruitment will become a necessity to fill the military's needs.
Sounds scary doesn't it but it's not. It's real and a parent must deal with it.
Friday, June 10, 2011: 10:21 pm
More from booger
|The adult coach at the HS for main sport, football, doesn't teach at all. I don't know who you are referring to, but maybe you should contact the AD or speak with coach personally, or transfer your kid to another school.|
Saturday, June 11, 2011: 8:39 pm
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|Bullying, they cant practice what they preach. Those are some of the biggest hypocrits in the community! My son played for him in football so I have first hand knowledge. What a disservice to the community for putting so much of our tax dollars into a turf field!!! Holy crap do we really need that right now??? Who are we trying to please here, and now i hear they are messing with junior football! I think they better worry about their own program first! Nothing like an outsider moving in and suddenly knows it all and the local butt smoochers attach themselves to this one hit wonder!|
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