A Thessaloniki high school teachers' association yesterday sought the expulsion of seven pupils after a group of schoolchildren locked 31 teachers and the school principal in a classroom for two hours.
The schoolchildren locked the teachers in the classroom to protest a decision to expel two pupils and temporarily suspend another two alleged to have cursed the school principal after she forbade them from sticking up posters on school walls.
Although the two pupils who faced expulsion reportedly met with regional education officials and accepted their expulsion, their classmates decided to protest the move. After locking the teachers and principal in the classroom, the pupils staged a sit-down protest in the schoolyard.
The pupils released the teachers after they threatened to take legal action against them.
Seems to be a fairly peaceful and adult way to protest.
Perhaps your average UK chav would have just punched the principle.
I have to say, there were many teachers from my past schooldays, that I would have quite happily locked up for a lot more than 2 hours
Message posted by secondhome on 19 February 2009 at 12:08pm - IP Logged
Yes have to agree Denis. My boys are in school here and they do seem to have more freedom of speech as such, but don't tend to throw furniture and threaten to hit or actually hit teachers as was the case in some places in school in the UK...........
Message posted by km on 19 February 2009 at 12:10pm - IP Logged
I may offend saying this, but why do people always have to have ago at the youngsters in the UK, sure there are a few that don't toe the line, but there's millions who are no trouble at all.
I don't know about others , but I was no goody two shoes as a kid at school back in the 1940's and 1950's and was punished for it, but it seemed be be OK for the wood work teacher who knocked me unconscious with a lump of 2x2, or the teacher who opened the skin on both my hands with a cane.. and they wondered why I was a unruly and a problem child that they had to expel and send to a special school.
Me, I'm proud of the youngsters in this country, because they are no different from all the other past generations of youngsters
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 19 February 2009 at 1:44pm - IP Logged
I am always sticking up for our youth here ~~ they are not all bad !! Yes, I agree we have some really bad cases, but for every bad case there are ten good ones
We have a very large extended family 1 Niece is a professional ballerina at 15..
One studied for 6 years and is now in a very well paid job with Shell
another is stewardess for virgin (this same one has travelled all over)
Another is a midwife
Another a senior dental nurse
Another an officer in the army
2 Nephews fighting in Afghanistan
3 more at uni
I could go on ~~~
but the point I am trying to make is this~~~ our Youth are not all bad. It is the minority
Message posted by Yvonne and Bob on 19 February 2009 at 3:07pm - IP Logged
I agree too, and I think a lot of the problems stem from the attitude some people take with them, a little respect goes a long way, on both sides. Too many people forget that they were young once themselves.
Message posted by tackou on 19 February 2009 at 3:36pm - IP Logged
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