I moved to a small town in Idaho over the summer and yesterday was my first day to substitute teach at a nearby middle school. The students watched the Channel One news and saw the story about the football player who wouldn’t stand for the National Anthem. Immediately the class burst into a buzz of comments about how disrespectful that football player was. Patriotism is alive and well in Idaho!
So good to hear that. Thanks for sharing that story. Makes me think of my high school and college days of the late '60s and early '70s when the Star Spangled Banner was played at the football stadiums none of us ever had problems with singing along.
Good for you and the kids.
Tell them someone in Texas said hey y'all.
Yeah the flyover states are pretty much an intellectual and cultural abyss from which only professional wrasslin can escape.
The KKK capital of the country... Not a black person for miles in Idaho. How is Mark Fuhrman?
August 24, 2016 at 12:19am
“No job requires you to take work home with you.” Except teachers……
August 24, 2016 at 12:16am
I am a Spanish teacher and I can tell you that what homework I used to give didn’t do much good. The students copied from each other and nothing went through the brain. Unless Spanish is spoken in the home already, most students have no one at home that can give a little assistance. My students are better off listening to as much comprehensible input as they can get each class day. (Can you tell I am a TPRS teacher? If you don’t know what those terms mean, look it up.)
 August 22, 2016 at 7:50pm
It may have been common, but did they consent to it or did society force that upon them? Lots of girls are getting married at a young age in third world countries, but I doubt that most of them want to or understand what they are getting into and most of the “husbands” are way older men. Sounds like it’s just legalized rape in those countries.
 July 15, 2016 at 7:48am
Um, that should be “martial law.”
 July 8, 2016 at 6:08pm
This dad is awesome, but I’ve got one up on him. When my son was in the hospital at age 15 months, I put him in the parent cot with me. The nurse didn’t like it because she was afraid he would fall out, but then she informed me that the hospital crib was large enough and strong enough to hold an adult and she said I could get in his crib with him. Which I did. It was hard raising and lowering the side rail from the inside, but I did it and the nurses were happy and I was happy and my baby was happy. My baby is now 31 years old and still happy.
 July 5, 2016 at 8:58am
I hear so many people screaming about how young people disrespect the flag, but give them a break. No one has taught them anything about flag etiquette. PARENTS, teach your children flag etiquette! SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS, teach your students about flag etiquette! I would do it with my classes, but I am a Spanish teacher. How can I fit flag etiquette into my curriculum without administration coming down on me and saying, “That’s not your job”? I could teach them the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, but then I would have parents and all you guys screaming at me for doing so. I may be a Spanish teacher, I may speak two foreign languages in addition to English, but I served my country in the military and my blood still runs red, white, and blue. Instead of getting mad when people don’t know how to treat a flag, or when to put their hand over their heart, or when to take off their hat, or when to stand up, gently and kindly teach them what to do because no one else has bothered to do so.
flag etiquette should be taught in civics and if you're asking parents to teach it, that's a laugh. Most parents now days don't know. I was taught in school but my sister who's 10 years younger wasn't taught. and I'm only 46.
Well said... My thoughts exactly.
 July 4, 2016 at 1:39pm
That’s not the problem. The problem is, most of these stories start with, “they went to a bar….” Does that give you any clue? I don’t go to bars. They could disappear from the face of the planet and I would never know it. There *is* life outside of bars.
You are correct bars are not the safest places in any country.
 June 17, 2016 at 11:11pm
And he donates his entire salary to charity, but I don’t remember which one.
 June 16, 2016 at 10:50pm
A hundred years ago, graduating from 8th grade meant something because most people didn’t go beyond that and they were better educated during those 8 years. Anyone ever see an 8th grade exit exam from 100 years ago? Even college students couldn’t pass it now!
 June 13, 2016 at 8:56am
I find all these negative comments about short men to be absolutely infuriating! My husband is 5′ 3″ (I’m 5′ 2″) and we have five grown children, three sons, two daughters. Our tallest son is 5′ 7″, the next is 5′ 6″, and the shortest is 5′ 0″. Our daughters are 5′ 5″ and 5′ 1″. We are real, we exist. And we DON’T want to be “patted on the head” or compared to Munchkins or called Lollipop kids! Kudos to Robbins for filling a niche in the market. That is nothing to make fun of.
June 10, 2016 at 11:18am
Joni Ernst for president. Mia Love for vice president.
 June 8, 2016 at 9:28pm
Did anyone happen to notice that now her name is Bristol Meyer?
There is a difference between looking professional and looking like you are soliciting a date. Although I never would have dreamed of complaining to the station, what she was wearing was not appropriate for a women who wants to be viewed as a professional (unless we are talking about a professional hooker). A lot of those viewer complaints may have come from an older generation who still remembers the meaning of the word “appropriate” (and can spell it!).
And if she was raped right after I guess you would say she asked for it.
 May 4, 2016 at 3:45pm
It’s a fancy word for teacher’s aide.
 May 2, 2016 at 10:03pm
In my state a substitute teacher has to be a licensed teacher (usually teacher education grads looking for a job or retired teachers). In other states they don’t have to have a license or a degree. I’d love it if more parents could be substitute teachers and see first hand how kids REALLY behave in the schools. All a substitute really needs is a course in classroom management, not course content.
First class on an international triple seven, it appears.
April 22, 2016 at 7:42am
In all my years, only one celebrity death managed to finally bring tears to my eyes: Alan Rickman.
 April 21, 2016 at 5:52pm
Dano, he said he lives one house away from the school’s BOUNDARY line, the very edge of the district. In a rural school district that covers a lot of territory, that is a LONG way from the school building itself.
 April 2, 2016 at 6:20pm
Um, clearly you did not carefully read the article. She has been accepted into their Career, Independent Living & Learning Studies program, which was specially designed for students with special needs. She will be learning the adult skills she needs to live on her own and she gets a chance to try out those skills away from her family. I know parents of special needs children who are quite concerned about how their child will cope when the parents get older and eventually pass away. They will take great comfort in knowing that their child can take care of themselves some day.
I have two freinds with Down Syndrome children. One was adopted and is working at Safeway the other died in his 20's. Both are/were wonderful people. Both got the training they needed to survive from their parents. A made up degree would have helped them not at all. But ownership of a starter home (the cost of a college degree) will. A good trust, loving parents and friends will do better then a bogus degree.