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Thumbs up to White Pines Middle School Assistant Principal Bob Coyne ...
Jan 22, 2014

 

... who allowed himself to be duct-taped to a pole at the school as a way to reward students for their positive behavior.

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Comments

sirhansalot

We used to have a bully in school that did that to other kids.... Great idea to show the students.

Citizen

It does seem a bit degrading, in contrast with my elementary principal shaving off his beloved mustache, or the one who much more recently camped out on the roof (in cold and rain, I presume.)

Lanivan

This takes the cake for being one of the stupidest things I've read in a long time. For the love of God, just what lesson is to be derived from the honor of duct-taping your principal to a flagpole as a reward for good behavior? Really - I would love to hear the justification for this sorry excuse of a "reward".

watchingyou

Whoa Whoa Whoa, easy now Lani, better grab your book and go relax a bit. There was another report on this a week or so ago with photo's that explained it. I had a little fun fishing in that one but got no bites but this thumbs up churns it up.

Citizen

In that last article, you brought up a good point about the damage that was likely done to the nicely painted wall and the waste of school resources. I think there was a bit of facetiousness when you cast your line, as if 'tens of dollars' is not worth worrying about.

But I'm sure the assistant principal has already repaired those damages on his own time with his own materials, and probably bought the tape himself as would be the proper thing to do here.

Lanivan

I missed the report. I confess - there really is no reasoning that would make me change my mind on this. I hear about this kind of thing all the time, and I think it's totally wrong. Duct taping the principal to a flagpole, or any of the other goofy, disrespectful ideas that are being used as "rewards" simply perpetuate the current lack of respect and politeness many kids have for their elders - especially their teachers, and other school authorities.

It brings to mind when, many years ago, it was reported to me that one of my kids remarked to their kindergarten teacher, "you aren't the boss of me". That's when we started with the training on being respectful and polite to your teachers, and that the reward for good behavior or a job well done was that there was no punishment.

Barry Soetoro

Surprised to hear anything could get past you, L.

Lanivan

I'm sure it must have been when you were diverting and distracting me with the sarcastic t-shirt thing. Sigh.

Barry Soetoro

Perhaps I should have gotten you these:

http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gum...

watchingyou

I can't stop laughing at the 4th review down. Oh it hurts.

Lanivan

So THIS is how you spend your days, productively trolling Amazon for funny things to fall off laughing about....I think the construction crews had you and watchingyou in mind with this......http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/...

watchingyou

Hey, that's not ADA Accessible. And the paper would be a B to get to.

Barry Soetoro

They did indeed. You are familiar with the term "Bathhouse Barry", yes?

Lanivan

Hey, guys - does the hand line art above have a rubber glove on it????

watchingyou

Okay, over the line now. :)

Lanivan

Yep.

Citizen

Yes, disrespect of the school and a supposed authority figure seems like something that shouldn't be used as a reward, much less encouraged.

I'm curious about the specifics of the 'good behavior' being rewarded.

 

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