Monday, April 16, 2007

Twist My Arm

Ms. C. from Teach You a Lesson is learning about what it means to depend on the kindness of strangers. Her administrator agreed to suspend a student who assaulted her. That's her arm on the left.

Last I heard, assault was a criminal act. I don't have much sympathy for kids who assault their teachers (or vice-versa), misunderstood though they may be. Apparently, the administration is looking into a "more restrictive setting" for the young person who left her with that memento.

I suggested Rikers. Do you think that fits the bill? Ms. C. has a history already, and her administration's tepid responses have not seemed to help all that much.

When do you call the cops, even at the risk of muddying your administration's figures (or imperiling your principal's all-important merit-pay bonus)?
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