Originally posted by Thimp
Now that is what I am looking for. It is my belief that if we as a nation can learn to be more responsible and accountable for our actions, and teach
these qualities to our children, then we can get on track to becoming a society that values moral principles and beliefs. I am a principal of a
middle school in Tennessee and all too often I hear "well it's not my problem", "it's someone else's fault", "what can I do?" To sum it up
on-one wants to accept responsibility for anything these days. We must start accepting responsibility for our share of the problem. Someone has to
own the problem before we can solve it. We all have a part to play in this process, not one individual! Not one group! All of us!
I wish I had you as a principal at my high school. When I was in high school, I was constantly in arguements with the principal. She constantly
treated the students like crap. Her mentality was "the teacher is always right no matter what" and she even told me this several times.
I remember one time I was pulling into the school lot. It was wet out, so my tires skid a little. No big deal. A teacher came up to me, and told me
that I was driving like a maniac and that I was being revoked my parking permit and was getting detention. Well, I went to the office and the
principal proceeded to tell me that the teacher said that I went 60 mph around the turn. Keep in mind that this turn is 90 degrees. I proceeded to
explain to her how it's not possible to do this in a Chevy Celebrity, let alone any car. I even broke it down to physics. She wouldn't have it,
and I ended up losing my parking priveledges, and they even gave me a violation for wreckless driving and I had to do community service hours. Even
the judge was on a high hat and wouldn't listen.
There were many, many, many times that I would argue with my principal and her little goon teachers. Most of the teachers that weren't blind
actually were on my side most of the times, but the others were too busy up her ass that they just listened to whatever she said.
I never regret it though. Most of the kids in my high school went on without saying anything and making any kind of change. Almost 5 years after
I've graduated, my name is still remembered in that school for all the stuff I brought to the surface. 3 teachers were fired/left willingly after I
brought up to the school board how they treated the students horribly.
My brothers have taken after me. They're good students, but they know when they're just being picked on by the administration there. My sister is
an all-state soccer player, so my principal (who unfortunately was never fired) doesn't dare do anything to her. My sister is front page after most
of the soccer games, so if she doesn't get to play because of some crap pulled by the principal, my sister gets to tell the paper what happened (she
pulled that with me.. unfortunately I wasn't as good as my sister in sports, so I didnt have as much say the next day).
Originally posted by Thimp
I am often told that our young people are the problem and many statistics would indicate that. It has been my experience that our "youth are not the
problem, but the solution".
Oftentimes, when a problem arises, one needs not to look at the problem but to look past it. Why are our kids acting like this? Why are they doing
drugs? Why are they fighting all the time? We need to blame who's responsible for causing it, not just who's responsible for doing it.
Parents now a-days are playing the friend role instead of the parent role. It's like they're almost too scared to talk to their kids about drugs
and sex and alcohol. You have those stupid commercials on tv telling parents to talk to their kids. We shouldn't need commercials telling our
parents that! They should know that when they brought the kid into this world, that this issue would come up.
They need to be mature enough to have this talk. They shouldn't need some commercial pressuring them into it.
The whole family role in society is breaking down. No longer is your family your blood, but just another group of friends. That can't be so.