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Received this from “John” the other day. Not sure if it is true – but a wonderful story nonetheless.

 – Rourke

 

 

NOW  SHE IS A TEACHER!!!

    In September  of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren,
A History teacher  at Robinson High School in  Little Rock, did
something not to be  forgotten.
On the first day of school, with the permission of the School
Superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she  removed
All of the desks in her classroom.
When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there
were no desks.
“Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?”


She  replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the
Right to sit at a desk.’
    They  thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’
‘No,’ she  said.
    ‘Maybe  it’s our behavior.’
She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your  behavior.’


    And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third
Period. Still no desks in the classroom.
Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early
Afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to
Report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her
Room.


    The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found
Seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom.
Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout  the day no one has been able to tell
Me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks
That are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell
You.’


    At this  point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her
Classroom and opened it.
Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that 
Classroom, each one carrying a school desk.
The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would
Walk over and stand alongside the wall.
By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids
Started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives,
Just how the right to sit at those desks had been  earned.


    Martha  said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. 
These heroes did it for you.  They placed the desks here for you.
They went halfway around  the world, giving up their education and
Interrupting their careers and  families so you could have the freedom
You have.
Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn,
To be good students, to  be good citizens.
They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an
Education.
Don’t ever forget it.’

    By the  way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded the
Veterans of  Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of 
Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a  WWII POW.


     Do you think this email is worth  passing along so others won’t
Forget either,
That the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by our 
U.S. Veterans?   ………………. I did.

Let us  always remember the men and women of our military and the
Rights they have won for us.

 

 

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