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Old 28th December 2007   #6
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Default Re: School, students, and misplaced priorities

I too am appalled at the drop in SAT scores. As a plus-size teacher[...]I speak with my students on a daily basis about respect and acceptance...

Unfortunately, some parents do a good job of tearing down their children's self esteem. I have students that start the year trying to hide themselves. Once they realize that acceptance is required in my classroom, that I accept and love my plus-size self and that no one will bother them (under penalty of dealing with me,) they open up. I wish that all parents would encourage their children to accept themselves instead of planting the seeds of insecurity.
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