reply to post by lostviking
Here in Texas, those idiots would find a face full of .45 looking at them.
Dont screw with me at home!
I do have some hope though. We just (barely) were able to move our kid to another district where my wife works.
Night and day difference. I didnt realize that common sense was alive in education any longer.
When my wife and daughter went for paperwork, the questions were directed to MY DAUGHTER!?! Kinda freaked us out. They were of the opinion that
since she is the one being educated, she should have the say so (with my wifes approval of course). My daughter was accepted into several advanced
placement classes that she was DENIED while at our local school. (Wrong color?)
When asked about clothing, it was like it was 30 years ago when I was in school. Nothing rude on T-shirts, skirts had a minimum length, sleave
length, hair length (for boys), ect. She (the principle) stated that they found that kids learned better if they were comfortable and happy.
They also (with parental notification) believe in beating ass!
My family was pleasantly surprised as several students walked up to them (middle school), extended their hands and introduced
Now, lets talk about the school where we live.
1. Yesterday, we found out that we are going into state receivership (state taking over when it gets REEEEAL BAD!)
2. A year or so ago, a girl was sexually assaulted by a couple of boys IN CLASS WITH THE TEACHER PRESENT! The parents got NO help from the school
and had to take it to the police. The next school year, they put the same girl in a class with the SAME A-HOLES! The parents are suing the shiznit
out of the school (givem hell!).
3. Random violence. Our local school is among the IDIOTS that believe school "uniforms" (red, white, blue shirts/kaki, blue pants) keep down
problems. Please see number 2.
The blacks were wearing like blue, the mexicans red, and the whites HAD to wear white.
The others would jump your ass if you "broke" color rank.
It happened once to often and a riot broke out. LOTS of parents hit the highschool LITERALLY loaded for bear. The school figured they better act or
else blood was gonna run thick so they started watching things a "little" better.
yeah. uniforms are great. They said "they keep everyone on a level field without socio-economic indicators". Horse shiznit! Kids knew and
clicked off into various bunchs regardless.
All of this from a school system that 30 years ago would have given you GUARANTEED acceptance to Rice University on graduation.
Thats how good it WAS. It wasn't IF you graduated, it was WHERE are you going AFTER graduation?
I've learned that good schools are not a thing of the past. I've learned that administrators are not all commie comissars with jack boots. Their
are still teachers that can teach (though some I'm surprised to see they can breath without instructions
It would seem that something else is different from 30 years ago when I graduated. My school was about 75% white, 25% black/mexican.
We got on famously. Their were only 4 fights in 4 years of high school (usually a new punk from Dallas area that got an "adjustment lesson". There
was only 1 racial fight and it was because some of the "radical" blacks went stupid and started crap with one of the cowboys
The school we went from was 40% black, 40% mexican, 20% white and whatever else.
If this is the case socially at schools, it will play out interestingly in a few years hence.