A Conversation for Louisiana, USA
Crescent Started conversation Mar 15, 2000
... a school pupil must, by law, call their teachers sir or ma'am. That just came up on Radio 4 quiz, so must be true
BCNU - Crescent
26199 Posted Mar 15, 2000
At highschool we always called the male teachers 'sir' and the female teachers 'miss'... at college it's a lot more friendly, most of 'em (the teachers) have us call 'em by their first names.
*grin* Off-topic after two posts... not bad going, even for us
J'au-Ã¦mne Posted Mar 15, 2000
My grandmother had such a go at me when I referred to my teachers as "Miss", she especially hated the "Miss said.... " sentences!
At uni I avoid calling the lecturers anything. Ever.
Afgncaap5 Posted Mar 16, 2000
that law, while it is currently on the books, is unimportant. I mean, it is important that students respect teachers, but
1) No one ever bothers to enforce this.
2) If it ever was enforced, the law would be removed and classified "unconstitutional" as it violates the First Ammendment.
However, until anyone gets in trouble, the law will stand. However, you and the radio are correct.
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