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    Cool story from email

    Not for sure if it's a true story, but I like it, so I thought I would share

    > I FOUND THIS TO BE AN INTERESTING STORY AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE!
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    > MORE KIDS NEED TO EXPERIENCE WHAT THIS TEACHER HAD THE GUTS TO DO!!!!
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    > I HAVE CHECKED IT ON 'SNOPES.COM' AND IT IS A TRUE STORY!
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    > http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp<http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp>
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    > Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren,
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    > a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock,
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    > did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the
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    > permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building
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    > supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom. When the
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    > first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no
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    > desks.
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    > Looking around, confused, they asked, 'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'
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    > She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me what you have done
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    > to earned the right to sit at a desk.'
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    > They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'
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    > No,' she said.
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    > 'Maybe it's our behavior.'
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    > She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'
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    > And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period.
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    > Still no desks in the classroom. By early afternoon, television news crews
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    > had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this
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    > crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.
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    > The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found
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    > seats on the floor of the desk less classroom, Martha Cothren said,
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    > 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done
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    > to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom.
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    > Now I am going to tell you.'
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    > At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and
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    > opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into
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    > that classroom, each one carrying a school desk . The Vets began placing
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    > the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside
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    > the wall.
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    > By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place, those kids
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    > started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how
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    > the right to sit at those desks had been earned.
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    > Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These
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    > heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to
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    > you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good
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    > students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have
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    > the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'
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    > This is a true story....
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    Re: Cool story from email

    I liked it



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    Re: Cool story from email

    Check out truthorfiction.com

    It's true.



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