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Tag: JOHN ROSI

Sep.
4th

BULLYING: Teacher, district and union failed leadership test

Re: “Records describe bullying incident” (TNT, 9-2).

I commend Debbie Cafazzo and The News Tribune for the research regarding the recent Kopachuck Middle School teacher, John Rosi, and his classroom abilities.

Rosi should have been terminated immediately. Also, the superintendent at the time should have been more forthcoming in his leadership abilities for the school and the Peninsula School District. The union, whereby agreeing upon the discipline, really should have represented the very able staff and stepped back, thereby promoting professional, ethical and appropriate classroom leadership.

A teacher must provide leadership, as well as ethics and knowledge of the

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Sep.
4th

BULLYING: A word gets misappropriated

Re: “Records describe bullying incident” (TNT, 9-2).

Fifty years ago, the word “appropriate” was restricted to matters of decorum. It was inappropriate to talk with your mouth full or to use lewd language in polite company.

Today the word “inappropriate” has replaced the word “wrong,” effectively stripping behavior (formerly known as “conduct”) of any moral quality. People don’t act right or wrong any longer; they merely behave appropriately or inappropriately.

So what? So now a politician caught in a bald lie can sidestep the moral implications with an apology for “speaking inappropriately.” Or a Peninsula School District superintendent can

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