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Emily Post, Where Are You?

September 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Most of you have probably seen or heard about the three incidents in the sports, political, and music world over the past week.

  • Tennis player Serena Williams using profane language to threaten a line judge
  • Congressman Joe Wilson’s disruption during a Presidential Address
  • Rapper Kanye West’s rude interruption during the MTV Awards.

Before these events took place the Lane Staff had made a commitment to focus more on student manners or “soft skills.”  If we are going to help the whole child become successful then we need to make sure students know how to act appropriately.  Some might say this sounds “old school.”  Whatever we want to call it, it makes sense to me.  Hopefully some of our more public personalities can help us out.

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