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What is sad is that as long as their child (children) are not getting bullyed nothing will get done. What is even worse is that the majority of the athletes, cheerleaders, "popular kids"are the ones who make others feel bad or even bully them. I have seen those kids make fun of the other kids. Just the other day I saw 3 young boys and they are athletes making fun of this other boy. I felt like getting out of the car and saying something but I just kept on driving. NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE!!! I have been a substitute teacher and it is those particular groups who make others feel bad. I hate to say it...it isn't just your "gangsters or thugs" who bully. It is those others(athletes, cheerleaders, drill teams) who bully others. I have always told my children not to make fun or bully anyone and as far as I know they haven't. VISD do something to include those who aren't athletes or cheerleaders to make them feel just as important. IT STARTS WITH YALL!!!!
It is time to rid the schools of the gangs, drugs, violence and get back to teaching each and every child at a level best for them. It is not a bad thing to place them in classes taught at levels that challenge them without being to advanced for them to handle.
place students in classes with others at their level, not in classes below or above that ability level. They will learn more and be better prepared to find jobs or enter college. This kind of placement will also allow those with more ability to learn at their level and not be held back by students unable to handle that level of instruction. There is no way to teach all at the same level of difficulty without some being in over their heads and others not getting advanced enough subject matter. Do what's best for all students not what is politically correct.
Of course, this is not an important issue to VISD...the dress code is more important! If VISD doesn't think that their dress code isn't going to open the door to more bullying...they are living in lala land. This dress code is just going to give bullies more ammunition. Kids that are already feeling self conscious about their bodies, now have more to worry about.
People do not ever think about action and reaction...Just what is important to them at the moment. For the first time, I am afraid for my children to go to school. I fear, like pilot, there may be another Harris & Klebold situation. VISD did not consider all the possible problems that they are creating.
The bullies need to be identified, removed, and prosecuted. Hopefully VISD will wake up soon and see that a program needs to be implemented...but the way they handle things...nothing will be done until it's too late.
I had no idea that there were programs available to schools for this...what is wrong with VISD???