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Teacher disciplined - For advising students of their Constitutional rights before taking a school survey on their behavior

"Dryden said it was just "dumb luck" he learned about the contents. He picked up surveys from his mailbox about 10 minutes before his first class. Seeing students' names on them, unlike past surveys, he started reading the 34 questions.

"Oh. Well. Ummm, somebody needs to remind them they have the ability not to incriminate themselves," he recalled thinking. It was particularly on his mind because his classes had recently finished reviewing the Bill of Rights. And the school has a police officer stationed there as a liaison, he pointed out. Barshinger said the results weren't shared with police.

"I made a judgment call. There was no time to ask anyone," Dryden said. If the survey had been handed out a day or two before, he said, he would have talked to an administrator about his concern.

Instead, he gave the warning to his first-, second- and third-block classes. The test was given to all students during third block.

He suspects it was a teacher who told the administration about what Dryden had done, after the other teacher had trouble getting all the students to take the survey.

But he had also spoken afterward with administrators about the questions. "So I was already on the radar," he said.

Dryden faces having a "letter of remedy" placed in his employment file. He said this week he is negotiating the matter with district authorities."

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130525/news/705259921/

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People still send their kids

People still send their kids to school?

/ end sarc /

This is where

letters and calls from outside the area can have a big effect. These schools don't like to be under national political pressure. We should defend this guy because he did the right thing.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

interesting but no need to post the same

Paragraphs three times, above.

Thanks,

I fixed it. That was embarrassing, thanks for the heads up. :-)