Check out this story about a young lady who, stricken with an asthma attack, was told to stay in class by her teacher, upon which a young male student disobeyed the teacher and took her to the nurse himself. First of all, well done, Mr. Ruelas! As someone who grew up with asthma myself, I know too well how scary it can be when your lungs get tight and you start wheezing. There are times when you ignore procedure and do what needs to be done, and shame on the teacher for refusing to get the girl to the nurse more quickly.
Scarier yet, in my opinion, is this quote from the teacher:
As I waited for a response from the nurse, the student fell out of her chair to the floor. Anthony proceeded to go over and pick her up, saying 'f-k that, we ain't got time to wait for no email from the nurse.' He walks out of class and carries the other student to the nurse.
Now let's parse that out a bit; I can excuse a 15 year old student for using poor grammar, but look at that sentence by the teacher. Apparently using the past tense in verbs is beyond her ability; there are bigger reasons than the asthma attack to suggest she might do well to find a different vocation.
The patterns are here. I am not a prophet. - I am not a shepherd or a dresser of sycamore trees. I am an academic psychiatrist, sitting in an airport lounge. Sweet life, you say. But over the last two...
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