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(Class forced to crawl on track) Junction investigates 'uncalled for' school punishment


Junction investigates 'uncalled for' school punishment
Class forced to crawl on track

By Jennifer Rios
Posted May 4, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.


SAN ANGELO, Texas Parents of Junction Elementary School fifth-grade students thought twice about sending their children back to school this week.

Their children came home Wednesday with scraped knees and palms, injuries they told their parents were the result of punishment meted out by teachers who forced them to crawl 100 meters slightly more than the length of a football field on the school running track.

The parents took their complaints to the school as well as local law enforcement authorities.

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Parents said their children told them the punishment was in response to an incident earlier in the day when a few fifth-graders "meowed," making cat noises after being told by their teacher to be quiet.

More: http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2012/may/04/junction-investigates-uncalled-for-school/


Michael Moore - The Times They Are A-Changin'

http://soundcloud.com/occupy-this-album/01-michael-moore-the-times

I had no idea he had it in him.

Here's a copy of his email:

A Little Treat ...from Michael Moore

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Friends,

Here's a free song for you.

It's my contribution to "Occupy This Album", a compilation CD (99 songs!) featuring David Crosby & Graham Nash, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco, Third Eye Blind, Immortal Technique and Jackson Browne to be released Tuesday, May 15th. All proceeds from this album will go to fund the Occupy Wall Street movement (all the musicians and songwriters have donated their time and music).

They asked me if I'd like to record a poem or maybe make a music video of some of the songs. I said, "I could just sing a song."

When the laughter died down, I recorded this.

I hope you enjoy my first try at this new profession (though I have no intention of giving up my day job).

And thank you, Bob Dylan, for your contribution, and for approving this, my debut.

Enjoy!

Michael Moore
MMFlint@MichaelMoore.com
@MMFlint
MichaelMoore.com
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