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School Principal Defends Dafa Disciple at a Meeting

November 30, 2003 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) A female teacher started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. Based on the background of her students, she used flexible teaching approaches. She often advised her students not to do bad deeds or bully others. She taught her students to become sympathetic of the weak, to treat lives with compassion, and to learn to tolerate and endure. After following her advice, her students changed dramatically. Their school performance and moral standards improved tremendously. The school and the students' parents speak highly of her. At the end of 2002, she was elected "Excellent Teacher of the Year."

The school then submitted her materials to the upper level for further approval. At the meeting someone raised a concern, saying she is not eligible for participating in such a competition because she is a Falun Gong practitioner. The principal refuted such a comment. He listed enough reasons testifying how this teacher had become a morally noble person and a backbone of the school after taking up the practice of Falun Gong. He continued, "Because she is sincere and works hard, she has turned a chaotic class into an orderly class. The school, parents and society are all very satisfied with her performance. She is a good teacher and is well respected and loved by her students."

The principal asked, "Why should such an excellent teacher be deprived of her right to participate in the competition just because she practices Falun Gong? Isn't this unfair? People who practice Falun Gong are very good people regardless of the evaluation criteria. Why should we keep good people away? What benefit would such action bring to our education system?"

After listening to the principal, all the leaders became speechless. Even the one hosting the meeting felt very inspired. Later on, the leaders all agreed that she deserved the "Excellent Teacher of the Year" award, and promised to further submit her materials to the city education bureau for her to participate in the competition of "Excellent Teacher of Year" at the city level.