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2013-03-05 12:31:13 AM
Silly subby, a "chalkboard" is what they called a "blackboard" in the 1950s. Now they call it an "African American board."
 
2013-03-05 01:20:10 AM

show me: Silly subby, a "chalkboard" is what they called a "blackboard" in the 1950s. Now they call it an "African American board."


and even before that, they called it a nubianboard
 
2013-03-05 01:21:40 AM
"What's a chalk board?" HAH! Somebody's never spent time in a university mathematics department.

/No idea why they never switched to whiteboards
//Goddamn can math profs write fast with chalk
 
2013-03-05 01:22:21 AM
It's the thing that when teachers write on it, it sometimes creates a loud scraping noise that you hear whenever you read the word "chalkboard" and must attempt to gouge your ears out to make the pain stop.
 
2013-03-05 01:23:41 AM
See also: Early premodern torture device. Colloq. "her voice was like nails on a chalkboard."
 
2013-03-05 01:24:44 AM
dauntlessmedia.net

approves
 
2013-03-05 01:25:44 AM
Simple answer: we call our number 2 pencils "guns".

In math class, we bring our "guns and ones". It's really quite simple.
 
2013-03-05 01:26:13 AM
shiat, it's not even dry-erase white boards anymore. most schools are using SMART boards now.

god I hated clapping erasers. you either did that if you were a teacher's pet or if you got in trouble. I used to throw them at the teacher's pet. nice, thick, dusty, striated eraser mark on their shirt.

/I clapped a lot of erasers
 
2013-03-05 01:26:16 AM
If everyone were armed with chalk, this could have been avoided.
 
2013-03-05 01:28:25 AM
Did anyone else hate BlackBoard?
 
2013-03-05 01:30:21 AM
ftfa : The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages

What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web, what has this to do with education ? buy more books and hire more teachers and fire this farker.  and mind your own damn business, facebook is not school property.
 
2013-03-05 01:34:21 AM

calbert: shiat, it's not even dry-erase white boards anymore. most schools are using SMART boards now.


Smart boards are bulsshiat that break down all the time. No school has the money to spend on buying complicated equipment that costs hundreds of dollars to fix on a regular basis, not even universities.

Mimic_Octopus: What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web,


Maybe schools are no longer meant to educate people, but merely to keep them busy while they are unemployed.
 
2013-03-05 01:36:29 AM
The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages and saw the picture then reported it to school administrators.

FAP FAP FAP
 
2013-03-05 01:38:51 AM

show me: Silly subby, a "chalkboard" is what they called a "blackboard" in the 1950s. Now they call it an "African American board."


No, it's an attractive and successful board.
 
2013-03-05 01:38:53 AM
My kids' school has a "smart board." I don't actually know what that is. I assumed it was a cross between an overhead and a dry erase board. Now I must look it up.
 
2013-03-05 01:39:47 AM

Yogimus: The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages and saw the picture then reported it to school administrators.

FAP FAP FAP


Who the fark friends the school cop?
 
2013-03-05 01:41:02 AM
FTA:  "The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages . . ."

Not on my farking watch.
 
2013-03-05 01:43:57 AM

crabsno termites: FTA:  "The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages . . ."

Not on my farking watch.


He doesn't want the students to think of him so much as an officer, but a brother...
 
2013-03-05 01:46:25 AM
Wait... there is a dude who gets paid to look for threats on facebook?

he probably has a 90K a year pension waiting for him when he retires, too.
 
2013-03-05 01:46:58 AM
It is a piece of slate on which information is conveyed through the use symbols written with pressed coccolith cylinders.
 
2013-03-05 01:47:02 AM

Mimic_Octopus: ftfa : The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages

What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web, what has this to do with education ? buy more books and hire more teachers and fire this farker.  and mind your own damn business, facebook is not school property.


Back in 'the old days' things you published that were available to view were also public. I see the educational system failed you as well, although I tend to doubt it's because they didn't have enough books. Education and parenting are not dichotomous jobs.
 
2013-03-05 01:47:06 AM
I never want to hear that funding cuts are going to destroy vital services again.
 
2013-03-05 01:49:42 AM
If you read that article and concluded that someone has a job who's sole purpose it is to look for threats on facebook, congratulations, you're not very smart. I don't work in the public sector, so my opinion is not a defensive one. It's purely pointing out that you're straight up stupid.
 
2013-03-05 01:51:47 AM
"The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages"

The fark? They actually pay some dipshiat to do this? And don't you have to be friends with someone to see their pictures and comments?

"My daughter is scared to go to class," one parent said."

Horse farking shiat! You're just trying to lay the groundwork for a lawsuit. The kids didn't even take this serious, which is why they didn't report it and it was only discovered when one of them posted the pic on Facebook.
 
2013-03-05 01:52:23 AM
What kind of teacher?????????? needs to use that many question marks????????
and he wrote them all by hand!
 
2013-03-05 01:53:19 AM

howdoibegin: Mimic_Octopus: ftfa : The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages

What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web, what has this to do with education ? buy more books and hire more teachers and fire this farker.  and mind your own damn business, facebook is not school property.

Back in 'the old days' things you published that were available to view were also public. I see the educational system failed you as well, although I tend to doubt it's because they didn't have enough books. Education and parenting are not dichotomous jobs.


what the hell are you talking about ? 1: i didn't say it wasn't public, i said it is of no farking concern to a school if it does not happen on their particular campus.  2: the system failed me ? yes, my downtown Portland window office while still holding full telecommute privilege is a real horror !! if only i had learned more i could work and live comfortably in the modern era  !
 
2013-03-05 01:54:12 AM
Things to put in writing pop quiz:

Pre-nuptial agreement  ☑
Last will and testament ☑
Employment contract    ☑
Lease agreement          ☑
Threats to teenagers with cameraphones  ☒
 
2013-03-05 01:59:32 AM
I, too, noticed it: "The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages..."

What a soul-sucking job. The psychological equivalent of cleaning the toilets. (But at least the latter serves a healthful purpose.)

As for the parent whose daughter was "scared" to go to class: Someone needs to be the grownup here, and if it's not you, Mom/Dad, maybe you can pay the wino down the street to escort your snowflake to school.
 
2013-03-05 02:00:43 AM
A few things:

1. shiat-hot resource officer. Identified problem before it escalated, and will most likely result in the help the teacher needs.

2. great parenting from whomever that kid's parents are. Obviously set the standards of facebooking, and child complied. (No snark)

3. What the fark are kids doing with cameraphones in school? Take the toys away, give them back at the end of the school year.
 
2013-03-05 02:02:28 AM

The Downfall: My kids' school has a "smart board." I don't actually know what that is. I assumed it was a cross between an overhead and a dry erase board. Now I must look it up.


It will actually work interactively with a PowerPoint presentation, either allowing markups on the PP itself, or advancing to the next(or previous) slide by double-tapping on the board, or by another gesture. It also works as a regular dry erase board, of course.

There are probably a million other apps tat work with it, but the PP was an easy one.
 
2013-03-05 02:06:04 AM
since Sandy Hook, the local schools have hired additional 'resource officers'. their job is to sit at a desk in the front hallway of the building and monitor the front doors.

they do not get up to let people into the building, the people in the office are in charge of that. they are paid to remain at that post for their shift. they always have their smartphones out. when some parents complained about this, the principals and district informed the parents that the additional security is to remain at the front doors all day, they are not to leave to guide a parent through the building, or to help carry in something heavy for the librarian, they are to remain visible at the front door.

since you never know when someone is going to enter the front of the school, the security person cannot leave their area (except for lunch, and then someone from the front office has to fill in).

I can see this person utilizing their time to scroll through Facebook for the 'good of the school'.

this is exactly what the parents wanted and asked for after Sandy Hook.

/I regularly attend the public forums for the school district
//there is less derp in the Politics tab than there is at a school district public forum
 
2013-03-05 02:07:15 AM

Yogimus: 3. What the fark are kids doing with cameraphones in school? Take the toys away, give them back at the end of the school year.


Why? First off, pretty much every phone has a camera in it now. This happened about 2004, seriously, you wouldn't believe the issues my father in law had finding phones WITHOUT cameras, since he worked for Boeing.

Second, both my stepsons have phones, and they've had them since they were about 12, and started walking places by themselves and riding the schoolbus. It's even more important now, IMHO, since my older stepson now drives, and I don't want him breaking down and having to wander the streets looking for the last surviving payphone.

Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century, alot of people have cell phones with cameras on them.
 
2013-03-05 02:11:27 AM

tortilla burger: and even before that, they called it a nubianboard


Board, please.
 
2013-03-05 02:12:51 AM
"We're not saying in fact that there is a threat. That's what we're determining by interviewing the students, the staff," police chief Kevin Garber said.

Really? If this had been a student online, he'd be suspended at least, most likely expelled, he would have been arrested and taken down to the police station for questioning, news anchors from all over the country would be lamenting the sad state of affairs amongst our youth, and some jackass would be blaming video games and movies. They'd also go to the ends of the earth to find SOME connection between the student and a gun. Any gun. The kid would have something on his record that would follow him for life.

Instead, this is a teacher, and it's in the farking classroom on the chalkboard. Not only is the guy an adult that should know better, he's the goddam authority figure in the class. Nice example, asshat.

And thanks to the teacher's union, this guy will skate. Even if he loses his job, he won't go thru half of what a student would.

/Totally support unions, just get tired of the bullshiat teacher's unions and police unions pull on a daily basis.
 
2013-03-05 02:15:47 AM

Mikey1969: just get tired of the bullshiat teacher's unions


Biggest threat to education today.
 
2013-03-05 02:20:57 AM

Mikey1969: Yogimus: 3. What the fark are kids doing with cameraphones in school? Take the toys away, give them back at the end of the school year.

Why? First off, pretty much every phone has a camera in it now. This happened about 2004, seriously, you wouldn't believe the issues my father in law had finding phones WITHOUT cameras, since he worked for Boeing.

Second, both my stepsons have phones, and they've had them since they were about 12, and started walking places by themselves and riding the schoolbus. It's even more important now, IMHO, since my older stepson now drives, and I don't want him breaking down and having to wander the streets looking for the last surviving payphone.

Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century, alot of people have cell phones with cameras on them.


I'm pretty sure his point wasn't why they had a phone with a camera, but why they had them in school. A lot of schools don't allow students to bring them to class.
 
2013-03-05 02:34:15 AM

Mikey1969: If this had been a student online, he'd be suspended at least, most likely expelled, he would have been arrested and taken down to the police station for questioning, news anchors from all over the country would be lamenting the sad state of affairs amongst our youth, and some jackass would be blaming video games and movies. They'd also go to the ends of the earth to find SOME connection between the student and a gun. Any gun. The kid would have something on his record that would follow him for life.


So you think that should have happened to the teacher? I could agree if the note on the board was more like "I've got a loaded gun and I'm gunna kill every last one of you motherfarkers" but that's not the case is it? Like most so called news articles these days, this one isn't exactly overflowing with details. "The guns are loaded" could be referring to a lot of things. Unless the teacher has other issues on his record I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

Personally I think these kind of knee jerk reactions are part of the problem these days.
 
2013-03-05 02:38:42 AM

calbert: since Sandy Hook, the local schools have hired additional 'resource officers'. their job is to sit at a desk in the front hallway of the building and monitor the front doors.

they do not get up to let people into the building, the people in the office are in charge of that. they are paid to remain at that post for their shift. they always have their smartphones out. when some parents complained about this, the principals and district informed the parents that the additional security is to remain at the front doors all day, they are not to leave to guide a parent through the building, or to help carry in something heavy for the librarian, they are to remain visible at the front door.

since you never know when someone is going to enter the front of the school, the security person cannot leave their area (except for lunch, and then someone from the front office has to fill in).

I can see this person utilizing their time to scroll through Facebook for the 'good of the school'.

this is exactly what the parents wanted and asked for after Sandy Hook.

/I regularly attend the public forums for the school district
//there is less derp in the Politics tab than there is at a school district public forum


How many decades are they going to do this?
 
HBK
2013-03-05 02:46:34 AM

ReapTheChaos: Personally I think these kind of knee jerk reactions are part of the problem these days.


BUT GUNS!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
 
2013-03-05 02:53:18 AM

Mimic_Octopus: ftfa : The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages

What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web, what has this to do with education ? buy more books and hire more teachers and fire this farker.  and mind your own damn business, facebook is not school property.


Yeah, I was pretty much Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on that as well. What happens to a student who doesn't have a FB account or who refuses to give up their password?
 
2013-03-05 02:54:16 AM

StoPPeRmobile: How many decades are they going to do this?


at the last forum, it was stated that there will be a security officer (unarmed) present at the front door of all middle schools and high schools (not at the elementary schools) until the remainder of the school year, and then the district will reevaluate their policies.

at a forum right after Sandy Hook, a parent asked the district what they were doing to secure the local regional airport. she wanted to know what steps the district was taking to ensure that someone couldn't get into a Cessna and fly it in to a school building.

another parent brought up the valid issue of what happens if the school is in lockdown and the 'shooter' pulls a fire-alarm? the response was that the kids are to remain in the locked classroom. the follow-up question was what if it is a real fire? the response was that firefighters and police will extract the kids through the windows if they have to get them out. the follow-up question was, "how do I know that the person smashing the windows and grabbing kids is a real firefighter/police officer"?

another parent was concerned that her child's P.E. class was outside during a lockdown drill and their safe point was at the Community Center across the street. She wanted to know why her child's class wasn't allowed back into the building to get to a secure classroom.
 
2013-03-05 03:03:56 AM
Fear is a terrible basis for policy. Just look at pre-9/11 and post 9/11 america. Different world.

(There is no In the post 9/11 world. The world didn't change)
 
2013-03-05 03:24:33 AM

calbert: StoPPeRmobile: How many decades are they going to do this?

at the last forum, it was stated that there will be a security officer (unarmed) present at the front door of all middle schools and high schools (not at the elementary schools) until the remainder of the school year, and then the district will reevaluate their policies.

at a forum right after Sandy Hook, a parent asked the district what they were doing to secure the local regional airport. she wanted to know what steps the district was taking to ensure that someone couldn't get into a Cessna and fly it in to a school building.

another parent brought up the valid issue of what happens if the school is in lockdown and the 'shooter' pulls a fire-alarm? the response was that the kids are to remain in the locked classroom. the follow-up question was what if it is a real fire? the response was that firefighters and police will extract the kids through the windows if they have to get them out. the follow-up question was, "how do I know that the person smashing the windows and grabbing kids is a real firefighter/police officer"?

another parent was concerned that her child's P.E. class was outside during a lockdown drill and their safe point was at the Community Center across the street. She wanted to know why her child's class wasn't allowed back into the building to get to a secure classroom.


Hell that sounds more entertaining than most of whats on TV. I'd be there with a tub of popcorn and a 44 oz coke every week.
 
2013-03-05 03:27:18 AM

ReapTheChaos: and a 44 oz coke every week.


Not if you're from New York.
 
2013-03-05 03:28:03 AM
Teacher writes gun threat on chalk board; leaving many people who never bothered with education beyond middle school asking, "what the hell is a chalk board"?

Considering they are still in wide use across almost any level of education in this country, I can't imagine what special brand of retard doesn't know what a chalkboard is.

On the topic of the article.  All I can say is I understand.  I have several friends and a few family that were career teachers.  How those people held on to their sanity is beyond me.  I'd strangle some of the little shiats about 3 days into that job and be in jail.
 
2013-03-05 03:30:31 AM

Spaced Cowboy: How those people held on to their sanity is beyond me.


Silence is golden.

Beer is amber.
 
2013-03-05 03:32:00 AM

Spaced Cowboy: On the topic of the article.  All I can say is I understand.  I have several friends and a few family that were career teachers.  How those people held on to their sanity is beyond me.  I'd strangle some of the little shiats about 3 days into that job and be in jail


Graduate degree in hard science.  Thought about fast track teaching cert. when I retired.  This Is why I didn't get one.
 
2013-03-05 03:38:09 AM

howdoibegin: Mimic_Octopus: ftfa : The school resource officer continually monitors students' Facebook pages

What the fark is this ?  why is there someone paid to surf the web, what has this to do with education ? buy more books and hire more teachers and fire this farker.  and mind your own damn business, facebook is not school property.

Back in 'the old days' things you published that were available to view were also public. I see the educational system failed you as well, although I tend to doubt it's because they didn't have enough books. Education and parenting are not dichotomous jobs.


Available to view, yes.  There was not, however, paid faculty actively following you around and watching what you write and say to your friends in public.  That is the point Mimic_Octopus was making before you tried to feel all superior and miss the point.

You should master comprehension before attempting derision.  Being utterly wrong and belligerent about it isn't really doing you any favors.
 
2013-03-05 03:43:53 AM

ReapTheChaos: Hell that sounds more entertaining than most of whats on TV. I'd be there with a tub of popcorn and a 44 oz coke every week.


at the last forum a few weeks ago, the concept of 'random' security-wanding took 40 minutes of q&a. "there will be random wanding. we don't know when it will occur, or how often. it will vary. one day it may be every 9th kid entering the building. another day it may that bus and the next bus, but not the next 3, but then the first 20 kids off of the next bus..."

"how much radiation will my kid be exposed to"?
"when will the random wanding occur"?
"what if it's the first week of June and a kid is wearing a long trench coat hiding a gun and he counts ahead in line and positions himself so that he's not wanded. Will security just let him walk by because he isn't the 9th or 10th kid"?
"will the white kids be wanded also"?
"can we sign something as a promise of good intent or pay extra so that my kid is never wanded"?
 
2013-03-05 03:45:42 AM

calbert: ReapTheChaos: Hell that sounds more entertaining than most of whats on TV. I'd be there with a tub of popcorn and a 44 oz coke every week.

at the last forum a few weeks ago, the concept of 'random' security-wanding took 40 minutes of q&a. "there will be random wanding. we don't know when it will occur, or how often. it will vary. one day it may be every 9th kid entering the building. another day it may that bus and the next bus, but not the next 3, but then the first 20 kids off of the next bus..."

"how much radiation will my kid be exposed to"?
"when will the random wanding occur"?
"what if it's the first week of June and a kid is wearing a long trench coat hiding a gun and he counts ahead in line and positions himself so that he's not wanded. Will security just let him walk by because he isn't the 9th or 10th kid"?
"will the white kids be wanded also"?
"can we sign something as a promise of good intent or pay extra so that my kid is never wanded"?


If these are legit questions that come up, you need to start recording that stuff for the good of the internet.  My good man, lulz are to be had.  Don't let us down.
 
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