An issue I often wonder about too.
I know I risk sounding like the Professor Snape of TLG with all these posts about how kids in Georgia need a little discipline in their diets, but it’s taken me a while to put my finger on exactly how deep the cultural differences go between American education and Georgian education. As I’ve said before, American educational outcomes aren’t exactly something to brag about, but, at least in most places, there are certain expectations about the sort of behavior that is and is not tolerated at schools. Even when you have inner-city schools where these norms are blatantly violated (e.g. the metal-detector schools) everyone still understands at some level that this is not how school is supposed to be. After two school years in Georgia I don’t get that sense at all.
The topic of today’s comparison is that of physical contact, specifically between teachers and students. This is something…
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