posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:29 AM
Originally posted by starshift
Not sure if it was mentioned before but here are some updates from khow
This lady wanted the kid to scrub her office and the gym floor as a form of punishment.
The school is claiming that the rules (absolutes) were posted on their website and the parents are bad for not knowing these absolutes. There are
screen caps that show that the school added these rules to their site after the situation!
www.mary-blair.net..." target="_blank" class="postlink">original link
Principal Mary Blair Elementary School
Last I heard her email was kicking back the flood of emails she was getting. Feel free to give her a piece of your mind.
When are people finally going to say enough is enough. Letters and emails don't work. Neither does posting on a forum. The kids are being conditioned
to be obedient non violent slaves. "Authority" is absolute. Comply or be cast out. But this only seems to happen to the kids who are generally good
kids when they pretend there is some weapon, you know like kids have been doing since the dawn of time. You should FEAR the weapon and HOW DARE you
let your kid play like that. However, when a kid is a real trouble maker .... they pick on other kids, are disobedient and disruptive, etc ... it
seems they let it go on until parents finally make it clear they've had enough. As long as there is no imaginary weapon involved. These are the kids
to watch because they show a real propensity towards violence and act it out, but we can't make them feel bad so just 'deal' with it.
When my son was in first grade there was this kid who picked on him. Now, we always taught him not to hit people, bully people or generally be mean to
others. So we complain to the school. Nothing. It keeps happening. Others complain, because it wasn't just my son being picked on. (Pushed, hit,
jumped on, etc ...) Finally I tell my son that since the school isn't going to do anything about, that he needs to defend himself. If this kid hits
you again to teach him a lesson.
So, it continues. I ask him why he lets it go on and he tells me it's because he doesn't want to get in trouble in school. This gets me going. He
was so afraid of offending the system that he was willing to take abuse. Reluctantly I realize I need to teach my first grader some things about life.
I don't want to teach him such things at such a young age but I not going to raise a non thinking robot subservient to the system.
Then me and my wife went to see the teacher. I told the teacher that if it happens again I instructed my son to defend himself, and that I taught him
how, and if the school complained we would be there the next day with a lawyer asking why my son was subject to repeated physical assault and the
school did nothing after repeated complaints from multiple parents.
Things quickly changed.
Anyway the point of this little rant is that the schools, at least from what I've seen and heard, are teaching the kids to be non questioning
pacifists with just a rudimentary education. It's up to you as a parent to raise them the way you see fit, to think for themselves, and to not regard
authority as absolute simply because they are told so.
The schools teach kids about great people throughout history and how they changed the world, then train them to be the exact opposite.