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Earn a desk




In September of 2005, a social studies school teacher from Arkansas did

something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with

permission of the

school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she

took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first

period, they walked in; there were no desks. They obviously looked

around and said, "Where's our desks?"


The teacher said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you

earn them."


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



And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the

classroom. Second period, same thing. Third period. By early afternoon

television news crews had gathered in the class to find out about this

crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The

last period of the day, the instructor gathered her class.


They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the


She said, "Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn

the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily. Now I'm going to tell



She went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she

did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that

classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those

school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. By the time

they had finished placing the desks, those kids for the first time I

think perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks.


Their teacher said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys

did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to

sit here responsibly, to learn, to be good students and good citizens,

because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever

forget it."

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