Can you imagine how the teachers can teach with such nonsense as the recent nonsense of “Charlie Rape Gang” story being circulated among the students? Big deal; they were suspended for “the rest of the week.” What was that? Two days? Then when they returned to class, there was undoubtedly a certain amount of “swagger” and commotion. Apparently our Board of Education needs someone to use a “board” in the cloakroom or the administrative office. We need corporal punishment back in the school system, or at least have it as an option.
In the same day’s News-Times, there was an article about special education students causing physical harm to teachers as well as fellow students. What does the Board of Education do? Threaten the teachers should they press charges against such behavior? How come the Professional Association of Georgia Educators can’t or won’t exert some leverage to protect teachers?
Unfortunately, as long as the students can get away with any behavior they wish, it is only a matter of time until we have a maiming or killing by one of the out of control special needs students. It sounds great to say everyone deserves an education, but education is a lofty goal some individuals are never going to achieve so why allow a student to disrupt the rest of the class to prevent their learning. This applies not only to under achieving students who either can’t learn or don’t want to learn, so they cause a commotion or distraction to delay the teacher from teaching.
Some 60 years ago, if you misbehaved you might get a ruler applied to the palm of your hand (it hurt), have to stand in the hallway and pray the principal did not come, or be sent to the office where the principal was not opposed to applying a paddle to the rear end. Oddly enough, we never had a lot of discipline problems. Even the ones who were special needs were smart enough to behave and not draw attention. At that time the majority of students had no idea of going to college – graduating from high school was considered an accomplishment.