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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, February 03, 2012

East Forsyth Student's Recording Brings Threats

KERNERSVILLE, NC (By Laura Graff, Winston-Salem Journal) - The case of an East Forsyth student whose family made public a conversation he recorded that contains cursing and threats from a teacher and the school's police officer has prompted a huge outpouring of comments and a vigorous debate over how the situation was handled.

Mike Muse, a teacher and coach at East, and James Deeney, the school's resource officer, confronted the boy because Dillon Tschrnko, 15, had raised questions over the number of text messages both men were sending to a 16-year-old female student.


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