Why else would schools put up with some of the behaviors and attitudes that seem to rule the school?
Why are certain sets of parents allowed exceptions and privileges for their kids, when other parents can’t seem to “win” no matter what they do or say?
Why are so many kids with dangerous behaviors allowed to sit by innocent, well-behaved children and terrorize them day after day?
Why don’t the well-behaved kids get any perks? The bad kids certainly get a lot, even when they injure another child, do worse than just talk back to the teachers, and destroy everything in their path.
Why do communities put up with highly paid administrators and twelve principals per school when there aren’t enough books to go around and only one of the toilets on the first floor will flush?
Why are janitors who “don’t do vomit” kept on the payroll?
Why are secretaries who “don’t do computers” still sitting in the office?
Why are teachers who don’t grade anything, who have poor basic skills, who can’t construct a simple sentence, who dress like skanks and bums and bag ladies, and whose personal lifestyles are not good examples for young people, in our classrooms at all?
Why do communities build four full-size gymnasiums yet don’t seem to care that their classrooms are stuffed so full of kids that there isn’t room for that many desks?
Why do we as a society allow the lowest common denominator to be the privileged group?
Why are our educators no longer permitted to show small children the affection and love that they so badly need, for fear of misinterpretation?
Why have standardized tests and the drill “necessary” to score big on them, become more important than encouraging the love of actual learning?
Why are students who refuse to do any work at all no longer given the zeros they so rightfully deserve? Some little kids have to work really hard to get a 60%, and here are these willful losers being gifted with points? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Why do we not rid our schools of those who present a danger to the kids who truly want to learn? Why do we put up with it?
Why are the same kids allowed to disrupt and spoil and ruin the learning experience for the good kids, day after day, year after year? Why do we allow it? Why are we afraid to do anything about it? Why is the self-esteem (don’t get me started!) of a dangerous disruptive kid with no citizenship skills whatsoever more important than the safety, education, and self-esteem (it’s real only if it’s EARNED) of a nice kid?
I’m not finished. I’ve got more.
And it just seems to me that it ain’t rocket science to realize that the inmates have taken over the institution, those who pull in the highest salaries don’t give a tinker’s dam about genuine education, and the badly-behaved kids are valued more than the sweet kids. Say it’s not true all you want; I think most schools are afraid to take back the order they once had for fear of losing state and federal money, being sued by “those” parents, and being labeled “politically incorrect.”
Which, as far as I’m concerned, is a big wad of batshit crazy.