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SCHOOLS: What are they thinking these days?

Letter by Colin Guthrie, Puyallup on Sep. 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 25 Comments »
September 17, 2012 3:59 pm

I wonder what are schools thinking these days. One school (TNT, 9-16) has a teacher yelling at a parent to get off the property while he and his 4-year-old daughter wait for an older child to get off from school. Another school (TNT, 9-14) has an administrator telling two kids to take the fight elsewhere.

Policies do restrict staff from physically intervening when students get into fights. That is understandable. However when parents want to support their child in school and are there to do school things, the school should expect them to be there, not order them off campus. Parents should have full access to that child’s classroom at any time and unannounced.

I am guessing the premise to this is all men who are alone or single are automatically considered pedophiles. I see this in children’s behavior when they fear men and don’t know how to interact with men.

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