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Featured School apologizes after boy with autism given ‘most annoying’ award

Discussion in 'Autism Spectrum News, Events and Research' started by Butterfly88, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. paloftoon

    paloftoon Well-Known Member

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    With all the publicity, even if they don't want to investigate, they have to. No worries there.
     
  2. paloftoon

    paloftoon Well-Known Member

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    This situation was caused by extremely poor judgment on one teacher's part. Can't determine how people will stupidly make bad decisions, but we can control how we deal with such situations. I hope this teacher learns from his/her mistake. Very likely would lose their license permanently with all the publicity.
     
  3. paloftoon

    paloftoon Well-Known Member

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    Interesting you mention that.
    Apparently, not "all" the white people have moved away because the family of the award affected has a Caucasian appearance.

    Your statement does indicate that lack of resources lends itself to lack of knowledge and breeds lack of common sense. That could have an affect of the people the district has been able to hire. There is so much knowledge through the Internet as a resource that even people's minds overall in Gary can be changed. The "grit" impression that comes from a town being formerly industrial such as steel gives off a vibe that many people in the community could become quality tradesmen at professions such as plumbing and repairing cars.
     
  4. SeanDIdgeridoo1996

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    Another item on my comprehensive list of "why I hate society."
     
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  5. oregano

    oregano is on I-5 btwn Calif and Jefferson

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    Actually, the steel mill that Gary was built to house workers for is operating today...albeit with only 20% of its peak employment back in the 60s due to technological advances. The mill is owned by ArcherMittal, a company based in India that is run by zillionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who some may know for his 21 story skyscraper house in Mumbai.

    The workers that work at the mill live in distant suburbs and drive to the Gary waterfront each day to work. The only way to get to the mill is to drive down Broadway, which today is a creepy four lane boulevard of 100% abandoned commercial buildings. Pix can be had easily online, take a look, it's creepier than Detroit in some ways. The pix I've seen show buildings that are mostly intact, unlike Detroit, but completely abandoned, as if a plague or neutron bomb killed all the people and left the buildings untouched.

    American industrial unions refused to allow for upgrades and improvements to factories, since that would mean layoffs and thus fewer dues paying union members. So the companies simply closed the factories and moved them to Asia. Instead of having 40% fewer members, the unions wound up with 100% fewer members. Utterly stupid.

    And yes, I doubt that excellent teachers would want to work in someplace like Gary. Gary does have a couple small pockets of whites and Latinos.

    As for The Music Man, that movie shows that Gary was a joke even 50 years ago before US Steel went bust. The main character claims to be "Class of 1905" from some technical school (can't remember the name) in Gary. Gary was founded in June 1906.
     
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  6. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    That was part of the scam in the play/movie.
    Marian tore out that page so he wouldn't be found out.
     
  7. novart

    novart Active Member

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    I wonder if they had a "most anoying female" award since that specifies male. In such a case the teacher may not have been even picking on him for being disabled (at least outright), but more focused on singling out the gender. Bad regardless obviously but I am curious.
     
  8. grimmy

    grimmy The lights are on but no one's home..

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    Maybe we should start a petition so the school gets a "least understanding award"