Polski3's View from Here

Quote of some personal revelence: "Is a dream a lie, that don't come true, or is it something worse?"

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hello..... How reassuring !

Greetings from the land of "getting ready for the return of the students" next week.

Our district puts out this newspaper to help inform parents about various school stuff. The issue being currently distributed to parents includes a story and picture about the new gym being built at the Junior High. The photo includes several male students, one of whom is flashing the gang signs for one of our local gangs. As a teacher and parent of students in this district, I find this very disturbing. What is the message here( other than someone with authority over content of this district newspaper really screwed up )? Is the message that those in authority have no clue about what this student is demonstrating? Is the message that visible signs of gang activity is acceptable at schools in this district? Is the message that this is ok because it is culturally accepted ? Hopefully, someone will pay the price for such a lack of oversight and accountability.

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