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TheFolker
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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


Probably should've made them watch Lincoln instead.





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RollTide1987
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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


Yeah...Lincoln would have been a more relevant film to watch.





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Dav
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Django is "historically accurate"?







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Not saying I agree with the teacher but people get so butthurt over the dumbest things.





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manwich
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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


why is this a story? parents get upset over teacher-chosen movies all the time





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Peazey
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Not saying I agree with the teacher but people get so butthurt over the dumbest things.


Pretty much how I feel. A 15 year old should be able to handle the themes in Django. Shielding them from it is stupid imo. On the other hand, going to see a movie like Django as an academic exercise seems pretty crazy to me unless you are in a theater class or something like that.






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SG_Geaux
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A 15 year old should be able to handle the themes in Django. Shielding them from it is stupid imo


Well that is not really for you or the teacher to decide now is it ?






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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


give her a break. she teaches at huffman. god bless her.





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Well that is not really for you or the teacher to decide now is it ?

Life will.






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jacks40
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Pretty much how I feel. A 15 year old should be able to handle the themes in Django


It's rated R, they aren't even allowed in the theater without someone over 18.

I'm sure they could get in theater but assigning a grade to something that requires the student be duplicitous is stupid IMO.







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The only problem I have with any of this is that a teacher thinks Django has anything with any of the real problems of slavery or had any historical truth to it at all.







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RollTide1987
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A 15 year old should be able to handle the themes in Django. Shielding them from it is stupid imo.


That is not for the teacher decide. I think the parents have a right to a say, don't you?







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Peazey
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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


I wasn't defending the teachers assignment. I was just saying that I wouldn't be personally upset by my hypothetical 15 year old watching the movie imo. The rating system is pretty meaningless imo. I think I'm entitled to an opinion imo, don't you? I'll post this again:

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On the other hand, going to see a movie like Django as an academic exercise seems pretty crazy to me unless you are in a theater class or something like that.






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RollTide1987
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The rating system is pretty meaningless imo.


Agreed.

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I think I'm entitled to an opinion imo, don't you?


No.



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Dr. 3
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I havent seen Django , but its prolly a thousand times tamer than watching an abortion like I had to do in HS.





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eyeran
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re: Birmingham teacher gives R-rated 'Django' assignment to students


We couldn't watch anything other than 'G' rated movies until I got to high school and they bumped it all the way up to 'PG'

Meanwhile I had relatives in other places telling me they were watching stuff like Amistad in class






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Qwerty
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Parents have the right to decide yes or no on something like that. I know I wouldn't let my kids watch it at that age. Of course I'll never watch it or any other Tarantino movie myself either.





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Dire Wolf
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Qwert


I don't think me and you would get a long very well.







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Qwerty
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Posted by Dire Wolf quote: Qwert I don't think me and you would get a long very well.


Nah I'm sure there's common ground somewhere -








unless you say something bad about chuck.






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