Something very similar happened at Dade. Teachers got the blame for the lion's share of what happened. Why? Let's break it down. Kids out of class? Teacher's fault. They should have been engaged in a lesson. Kids fighting? Teacher should have had their LO and DOL up. Kids getting pepper sprayed? Why wasn't instruction bell to bell? Bullcorn. Bullcorn I say.
I try to stay pretty even keeled about these things, but this really steams my noodles and not in a good way (huge ramen fan over here). Kids do have social emotional issues that preceede violence, but you can't put that on the teachers. What did the kids say when they got interviewed by the news? That this is no new occurrence. This is common place at Dade. Some kids need to be removed and put in a place equipped to handle their unique needs because they are a danger to themselves and others. Not giving up on them, just trying to get them the services they need.
Also, apparently the superintendent got cussed out by a kid and demanded the kid be removed. If this is true, did anyone ask him where was his documentation? Did anyone say he needed to build a relationship with the student? Did anyone say "sorry, we can't take them without a referral?" Should have. That would have been really funny.
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