Another example of how the American educational system is going down the tubes fast was a cellphone video recently broadcast by WOIO showing a female student being beaten by a gang of girls in a high school classroom.
Furthermore, the fight was going on while the teacher stood against the wall and watched.
This occurred in a school district that had assured the mother previously that there was no bullying problem and that her daughter was safe.
The 11th grader, identified only as Diamond, escaped with just bruises. Nevertheless, her mother, Sherece Kirby, was appalled.
“I’m disgusted, disappointed, upset. I feel like I failed my child. They made it sound like she was going to be safe. I sent her to school, and this is what happens,” Kirby said. “A teacher opened the door, let them in, and stood against the wall as they jumped her. Another teacher had to run in to try to break it up.”
The fight occurred at Maple Heights High School near Cleveland and occurred over Diamond’s hair color. Kirby noted that her daughter had been bullied over her hair color since the school year began a few weeks ago, despite the school’s assurances that bullying behavior was not tolerated.
Since the incident, the mother was still waiting to hear from school officials. The incident was also under investigation by the police.
It’s a near miracle if any teaching and learning are accomplished in such an environment. To put the blame on uncaring teachers and parents totally uninvolved in their children’s lives only partially addresses the problem.
A general and increasingly pervasive attitude that authority figures, such as teachers or police officers, don’t have to be respected has made classrooms nearly uncontrollable. Additionally, many students think nothing of resorting to violence over issues as trivial as one’s hair color.
The result is that more students graduate from high school in America without the basic knowledge needed to hold a job and make a living.
But … that isn’t considered a big problem by those who believe if they can’t find a job they are then entitled to government assistance.
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