Saturday, March 14, 2015

Who Treats Young Children This Way?

Have you seen the picture of the boy eating lunch at school, with a cardboard privacy shield around him, to ensure he's isolated
Plagued with car trouble, the daughter, Nicole Garloff, knew her son, Hunter, would get detention because of his late arrival.

His elementary school had a policy — in order for students make up work they missed because they were late, they would receive detention for every three tardies.

She was already upset by the situation, so she decided to visit her son during lunch. Once she arrived, she learned that Hunter’s “detention” entailed sitting by himself at a lunch table, separated from all of the other children.
Some people are a little more compassionate than the adults at that school:
Meyer contacted Lisa McClease-Kelly, the owner of a local automotive shop, to see if she would repair the family’s vehicle free of charge.

But after determining the repairs would cost more than the value of the Dodge Durango, another local company, Rapid Repo and Collections, stepped in and offered to donate a van to the family. McClease-Kelly contributed by providing $1,400 in maintenance for the new van.
Stories like this, though with a happy ending, give those of us in the teaching profession a bad name.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Usually the administrators are the ones who set the "tone" of the building. Whether the teacher did this with authorization or not is really not the issue to me - other teachers had to have seen it and said nothing.

That tells me it's the administration. What do you think?

Darren said...

I'm sure that's the procedure.