For us who surf the net to read our daily dose of news across the country, it never ceases to amaze me how much violence there is within schools. In one month I remember reading about a grade school child shooting another child, the heightened circumstances of how bullying leads to suicide……What is the State of our Schools? I pose this question in all seriousness. My son is now a student in a new grade school. Before he started I tried to warn him to avoid going to this school at all costs. Well of course he did not heed the warning and was withdrawn from his previous school. Well now he realizes what I meant and unfortunately the reality is in large tablespoon….
He was baffled by the constant use of profanity among the students in their daily interaction with one another, the lack of respect for the teacher who is anxiously trying to do her job, how students help themselves to another student’s possession with no remorse, the daily fights and the visits from police officers……What Is the State of our Schools? The continous disrespect and disparaging remarks has me floored that our youth would think to treat one another in this manner……What is the State of our Schools? Is this what we can expect from their generation or is there hope? How does a school change the mindset of such troubled minds? One day on the playground a child’s shoes were tied together and on another day a child’s pants were pulled down…How and why do children act this way? What is the State of our Schools? What triggers this mean behavior? I wish there was an instant solution and a silver lining but I feel discouraged the school dynamics will never change. For my son, he is anxious for June to arrive….If nothing else I hope this experience gives my son a sense of appreciation for what you have in front of you! What Is the State of our Schools? Schools make efforts to promote anti-bullying environments but is the message heard or is it dismissed as a joke…. I applaud teachers who put their heart in to making a difference!