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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
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    Emmett, Idaho

    True or not.... is a wonderful example story....

    A lesson that should be taught in all schools. . and colleges

    Back in September, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a
    social studies school teacher at Robinson High School , did something
    not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission
    of the school superintendent, the principal and the building
    supervisor, she removed all of the desks from her classroom.

    When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there
    were no desks.

    'Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?'

    She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the
    right to sit at a desk.'

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

    'No,' she said.

    'Maybe it's our behavior.'

    She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

    And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third
    period. Still no desks in the classroom.

    By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in
    Ms.Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken
    all the desks out of her room.

    The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats
    on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout
    the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to
    earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this
    classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

    At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom
    and opened it.

    Twenty-seven (27) War Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that
    classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the
    school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside
    the wall... By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place
    those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their
    lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned..

    Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These
    heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up
    to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good
    students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could
    have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it..'
    to those who

    God Bless our folks in uniform
    "We the People, have your backs"

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE DirkaDirka's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Clarksville, TN
    man DD that is a great story. It is a shame how people today dont even think of all the soldeirs that have fought for our freedoms.
    Its all fun and games till someone loses a nut!

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