IJMC Question Authority

			IJMC - Question Authority

I'm just wondering how true this is in some of our schools today. Not the 
high schools mind you, as they do nothing but...but you know what I mean.


      The professor grasped the edges of his lectern in time-honored
fashion. His students sat before him, all in strict rows, all dressed in
the school colors (though one daring girl sported a non-regulation bow in
her hair).  The professor took a deep breath. 

      "Question authority," he said, and waited. 

      And waited.  Not one student raised a hand. 

      His class gazed at him attentively, all pens poised at the correct
angle, his first two words, in black or dark blue ink only, written neatly
at the top of each notebook's page. 

      And waited.  Eventually he sobbed, once, into the microphone. 
Sometime later, the monitors came to the front of the classroom and led
him away. 

      The students waited in their chairs for the monitors to come back
and tell them they could leave. 

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