Friday, May 27, 2011

Inside Four Walls: This is our future...

A teacher was telling us a story about some senior in her class. Apparently, he ran a Stop sign and missed a day of school to fight the ticket. He took in a picture of the Stop sign and told the judge he couldn't see it because it was blocked by overgrown trees. The judge looked at the picture and agreed with him and dismissed the ticket. Here's the kicker, he told his teacher and friends at school that he just ran the Stop sign, but didn't want to pay the ticket. So he took a picture of the sign and photoshopped in a bunch of trees to make it look like he couldn't see the sign.

So here is a senior going into the real world who obviously sees nothing wrong with lying in court and then bragging about it.

I don't know what is wrong with this generation, but this behavior to me doesn't make sense. Maybe it is our school, because we are hearing rumors that someone broke into the room with the AP exams to steal a test. That's pretty extreme, except we have heard now that this person went through the ceiling to get into that room...true story.


Ricochet said...

Nope, not your school. I had a mother basically tell me I cannot enforce my rules at school because hers are more important. And I have watched the girl not understand the distance that is between us. She acted like a brat for about a month after the meeting (the principal went in ready to throw me to the wolves for upsetting this child - until he met the mother). Since then the girl has tried to be friendly - and the distance is still there. And always will be.

Mr. W said...

in a weird way it is somewhat comforting that the same basic problems occur no matter where you teach. And yet it almost makes it worse.