Shameful, If the Adults Involved Were Actually Capable of Experiencing Shame

Working in a school where things like this happen doesn’t exactly cause my heart to swell with pride. Casual brutality is part of the culture of this school: teachers know it, students know it, and parents know it. The administration of the school is apparently ignorant of it.

Needless to say, I am already planning my departure.

2 responses to “Shameful, If the Adults Involved Were Actually Capable of Experiencing Shame

  1. Two thoughts: 1) maybe they need you now more than ever? 2) is there anywhere to go where things like this do not happen? Not being ironic. Sincerely wondering about both.

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    • Jeez, Terry, I’d like to think the school needs me, but I don’t think it does. The principal of this school, for the record, had made it clear to me that I’m not really needed here. As for your second question, for heaven’s sake, I hope I can find somewhere to work where this sort of thing doesn’t happen: assaulting students, to the best of my knowledge, is bad pedagogical practice.

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