Schools are for learning

Published 1:01 am Sunday, March 25, 2012

School — noun 1. An institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age. 2. An institution for instruction in a particular skill or field. 3. A college or university. 4. A regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction.

Disrupt — vb 1. To throw into turmoil or disorder. 2. To interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc.). 3. To break or split (something) apart; fighting.

Disruption: Noun 1. A battle or combat. 2. Any contest or struggle: 3. An angry argument or disagreement.

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When these fighters/agitators grow up and attempt to be productive members of society and use the skills of fighting and disrupting as they have in the school system, they are going to be in for a rude awakening. If they can, and do, get a job, and attempt to use these traits they will be unemployed in a second. And when asked by the next company where they are seeking employment and explain they were terminated for fighting/disruption they will be turned away.

I hope that the superintendent and the board of education deem this unacceptable and expel these individuals. It’s time the board and superintendent made unscheduled/unannounced visits to the schools to see if the principals/coaches are manning the hallways, bathrooms, cafeterias and other areas of the school in an effort to control and provide effective discipline in dealing with students who aren’t there to learn.

Hopefully if this were to happen the teachers might get the support they haven’t been getting in dealing with all the discipline problems, which unfortunately they have to handle themselves.

Dan Hall