Sunday, July 1, 2012

THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION CAUSES MORE INJUSTICE « Teachers Fight Back

THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION CAUSES MORE INJUSTICE « Teachers Fight Back:


THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION CAUSES MORE INJUSTICE

Four New York seventh-graders whose bullying of a bus monitor grandmother went viral on You Tube have been suspended for a year, a school district official said Friday.
They must complete 50 hours of community service with senior citizens and will receive behavioral training, according to the Greece Central School District in upstate New York.
The You Tube video showed four teens bringing Karen Klein, 68, to tears.
Here we go again. Because a school district was embarrassed and people were outraged by a viral video, the district over reacted when it came to a punishment. Suspended for a year ? You can’t be serious. What those students did was outrageous, but not that unusual. Any junior high teacher can tell you the cruel behaviors that many students are capable of. If every student who bullied a bus monitor or a substitute teacher were suspended 

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