Wednesday, May 25, 2005

And the reason this superintendent still has a job is?

EAST LYNNE, Mo. (AP) - Seven of 10 classroom teachers in a tiny school district resigned after a colleague was fired for helping an 11-year-old girl who was left alone in a playground to pick up rocks as punishment.

When I saw this story today, I had to read further. Imagine my surprise when the 4th grader was left unsupervised near a road where she could easily be abducted. Don't we have enough problems in this country with kids being kidnapped, buried in trash, raped and killed? And I thought picking up rocks was something prison chain gangs did back in the day. I wouldn't exactly call this "no child left behind."


Blogger Eban Crawford said...

That is completely wrong. It is sad that as a parent you can face prosecution for your child having a legitimate "childhood" accident but administrators like these can put a child in direct danger. With the recent spate of child abductions, murders, and foster care breakdowns it boggles my mind that people are not waking up to the reality that children seem expendable these days. It is just sad. Thanks for the post, I had missed that story.

June 02, 2005 11:17 PM  

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