A Case of Bullying Where School Officials Responded Appropriately

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2...teaching-staff?lite&google_editors_picks=true

    The abuse was bad, but the school officials fixed the problem pronto.
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh my god, this is awful. Very glad it had a good outcome, but just imagine how much this is going on all over the country. So sad.
     
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  3. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Its sad it comes down to having to record everything you say and do, to prove a point. These are some educators that should loose there teaching certs and tossed out on there asses for crap like this.
     
  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    We tend to assume that people go into the special education field because they truly love children and want to help. I am confident that most special education teachers are like that. Sadly, some of them are just plain evil.

    My son is moderately hearing impaired. We had to take him out of public school because there were a handful of truly sadistic teachers around him, and their ability to covertly terrorize, sabotage and invalidate our boy was astounding. The psychologically normal teachers were mostly blind to these vicious harridans, because normal people have a hard time seeing evil when they coexist so closely with it.

    It's as if the dialogue of The Screwtape Letters underlies every adult interaction with the hapless school-child. Truly, it's an ethical adult's nightmare.
     
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Mrs. Conley's experience is all-too common these days, and it's apalling.

    I know several school teachers who are just not good people. They aren't evil. However, they are just lazy, and that's how these things happen. It's too much work to do the right thing, so they just don't do anything.

    In a completely different vein, my best friend's wife went into teaching, and in her 3rd year she was put in the special needs class. She had no training in this area, no additional support, she was just put into the class. I remember that first year was really tough for her. This is (I believe) her 5th year in that class, and she wouldn't trade it for anything. Just imagine if one of those lazy ones were in the same position. The kids at my friend's school are incredibly lucky to have someone as patient and loving as she is. What if it hadn't been her to be the one put in that position? I suspect that's exactly what happened in this case.
     
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I think lazy can be evil. I know I'm a pretty lazy person, and I hate this characteristic in myself. Last night at about 9:30 I called Bank of America to check on one of my short sales. There was something BoA employees needed to do in order to keep my client out of foreclosure, and while it was supposed to happen within 2 days, 12 days had passed and I was running out of hope. Each BoA employee is decent, but the institution gives each employee so little power and so much oversight that tasks other banks accomplish in 30 seconds can take BoA months. Anyway, 45 minutes after my normal bedtime I learned that BoA had finally done something productive. The ball was in my court. I was tempted to say "Thank you very much." and totter off to bed. So tempted! Instead I consoled myself with a double shot of scotch and worked for another hour to put the ball back in their court. With a "partner" like BoA who might take weeks to respond, laziness on my part is really, really tempting, but yielding to that temptation might drive my client into foreclosure. Due diligence demands that when BoA forecloses on my client, (highly probable and incredibly counter-productive), it be BoA's fault - not mine.

    Lazy people might not be evil, but laziness can have very, very evil consequences. I can't give lazy teachers a free pass. I'm one of the laziest people on God's green earth. You have only to look at the size of our laundry pile to know that sloth is my besetting sin. On the other hand, sometimes laziness is inexcusable. Short-changing students is really, really wrong.

    Guilt is setting in. I'm going to do a couple loads of laundry now!
     
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