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"Kiteman" proves theory of Reverse Evolution!!!!! Answered

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210029/Humiliation-science-teachers-Funky-Chicken-dance-class-highlights-YouTube-threat.html

Ok, my mistake. With the headlines, and the (initially) grainy photos, I thought this was Kiteman- Demonstrating the FACT that intelligent beings can "de-volve" into funky chickens.

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I had a teacher who was so terribly awkward and clueless that people would make videos of him doing insane socially bizarre thing and post them, and he was so proud that his students cared so much about him he would show the videos in class. Just terrible teacher by the way, American Gov, he would give extra credit points if you went to Catholic Mass, and no this wasn't a Catholic school.

Hey, it takes all kinds. But I understand the "Mass thing". I had a teacher who would give special to consideration to kids who went to a Baptist "revival". I wasn't Baptist, and felt it was a bit unfair. I don't think religion should be absolutely purged from the classroom, but for the teacher to ENDORSE a particular type of faith (over another), and grant special treatment to others with whom they agree seems a bit out of bounds.

I think there are laws regarding the separation of Church & State are there not? L

"Seperation" is kind of a relative term. The original laws basically just prevented a state sponsored religion, and protected peoples rights TO implement their religion as they saw fit. More recently, there has been a push to completely remove any traces of faith from anything that involves government in any way. THe problem is that it ends up damaging our right to free speech. Certainly NO religion should EVER be forced on anyone, especially by government. But to erase any semblance of faith from peoples lives EVEN where government is involved actually breeches the spirit of the intent of our 1st amendment.

Yes, you would know more about the specifics than I. To return to the previous comment, would the original laws not apply to that situation? L

They would probably apply to that situation. In a public school, a teacher giving extra credit to "church goers" would at least be breech of school district policy (in most areas). I'm not sure if it is a technical breech of the 1st amendment, but it is definitely contrary to the spirit of that amendment. Probably the only way for it to be acceptable, would be for the teacher to assign it as a "cultural/social" study, AND to give a suitable alternative to those who stated that this assignment violated their conscience/religion/faith.

That is why mobile phones are banned from my school.

Typical Daily Mail, though - file a report about something terrible being posted on the net, then include a link - here, go see the teacher being embarrassed.

Hypocritical road-kill journalism.

So, you'd want them to create the report, but not demonstrate that they were not just kidding, and here is the evidence? ;-)

The stills (including a YouTube screenshot) were evidence enough.

As one of the comments said; Most of us wouldn't have known about this video if it hadn't appeared here.

So in short, Daily mail is just viral video hounds masquerading as a newspaper?

Hmm, ok, I will make note of that ;-)

Yeah, when I read the article, I was like - "So what?"

Personally, I applaud the man for being comfortable enough in his own skin to have a bit of fun with his students. What's the big deal?

It is the stuffed shirts in management that will care, the board, the parents questioning the sanity of such an act......and all others that think the world should be colorless *sigh* I have to agree with you here LR

It would be a shame if any proffessional had to wear a mask (for the sake of anonymity), every time they felt like bustin'a move.

Yeah, If you're too insecure to do the funky chicken in public, what does that say about your character?