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October 1, 1992 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a student came to class wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with pigs in a sexual embrace, Albuquerque, N.M., teacher Donald Whatley decided to take a stand. Whatley told the sixth-grader the T-shirt was offensive and unsuitable for school, maybe the entire universe. The boy disagreed. Besides, he said, his mother had bought it for him. Appalled, Whatley sent the youngster to the principal's office where his ruling was upheld. The student wore the T-shirt inside out for the rest of the day.
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October 1, 1992 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a student came to class wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with pigs in a sexual embrace, Albuquerque, N.M., teacher Donald Whatley decided to take a stand. Whatley told the sixth-grader the T-shirt was offensive and unsuitable for school, maybe the entire universe. The boy disagreed. Besides, he said, his mother had bought it for him. Appalled, Whatley sent the youngster to the principal's office where his ruling was upheld. The student wore the T-shirt inside out for the rest of the day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1994
Agreeing on shared values, ethical conduct and how to teach them to children remains a challenge in a diverse society, even though sizable numbers of American youths admit to stealing, lying and cheating at school, work and home.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Commission for South Gate Youth has a goal: "to establish a community of healthy young people by the year 2000." The goal may sound lofty, but since its inception in 1988, the volunteer organization claims that its efforts are partially responsible for lower dropout rates in city schools, fewer drug-related juvenile offenses and a drop in the number of gangs.
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February 25, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frank Gordon Goble, an aerospace equipment engineer who launched a character education program throughout the nation's schools and wrote several books about his theories, has died at the age of 83. Goble died Feb. 18 in Hemet, Calif., of lymphoma, said his friend and associate, Russell T. Williams.
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January 25, 1993 | MIMI KO
Before Peter Carmichael heads off to a party these days, he has come to expect a series of questions from his mother, Bev Carmichael: Where is it? Will alcohol be served? Will parents be there? Is there a phone number where I can reach you? Bev Carmichael and about 250 other parents in Corona del Mar are members of Parents Who Care, a group designed to help them understand their children's behavior and combat peer pressure.
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November 12, 1992 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Michael Josephson frets about the hole in the ozone, he isn't worrying about sunbathing penguins in Antarctica. Josephson's concerns are a lot closer to home--right here in the U. S. A., where he says he has mapped "a hole in the moral ozone" that has blinded a generation of American youth to the age-old virtues of honesty, trustworthiness and personal responsibility.
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May 1, 1998 | SANDY BANKS
She'd zipped through her homework and headed outside to play. I glanced at the work sheet, with its "All About Me" heading, above columns of questions on her hobbies and interests, her favorite foods and music, her feelings on subjects like pollution and cheating. Spelling homework, I thought. Or maybe reading . . . . No, my third-grader told me later. This was for her class in self-esteem. Self-esteem . . . as in feeling good about yourself? It's a class these days?
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February 12, 1996 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It once was the stuff of snickers, the butt of those "only-in-California" jokes, like hot tubs and vanity plates and goat cheese pizza. But they're not laughing any more. The gospel of self-esteem has gone mainstream, and that makes John Vasconcellos feel good. Nine years ago Assemblyman Vasconcellos hatched a state task force to improve Californians' self-esteem. His theory: People with a strong self-image are more likely to live productive, moral, law-abiding lives.
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June 2, 1995 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Narbonne High School is Any Campus, U.S.A. Its mascot is a cowboy, and the school itself was named for a rancher who donated land to the school district more than 100 years ago. From its award-winning student newspaper to its respectable rate of college-bound seniors (30%), this Harbor City high school is anything but a stereotypical inner-city campus. It's a suburban spread with pine trees out front and a baseball diamond out back.
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