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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

A Piece Full World.

Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!

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"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
--Gandhi
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"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement 
 
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Ten things that irk me about public education. No particular order.


1. Obfuscating school and district leaders
Yesterday I had a brow furrowing, head shaking, jaw dropping "here we go again" direct parental experience of perky and pleasant... administrative obfuscation (or was it outright lying to widen her eyes and nod her smiling head as she listened to my concerns without telling me that two of my child's teachers would not be there when school started, even though I directly asked about those classes?!). "Now you know that this is a TENTATIVE schedule, correct?" she said.  "Your children may see changes...." Oh yeah!  Like NOT EVEN HAVING THOSE CLASSES?!) 

I truly was perplexed at her pushing "Dance".... 

Why not just look at an involved (and supremely respectful) parent--me--and say something like this: "Ms. Werner, we know how important these (certification earning!  Governor Scott supported!  College and CAREER ready, Missy!) electives are to you and your children. We, too, regret losing two wonderful teachers.  We will do everything we can to find new teachers to lead those programs. Please be patient with us."? 

Even this would at least have been honest: "Start lookin' elsewhere, sweetheart. Ain't happenin' here."

Instead I was led to believe that everything was "hunky" AND "dory"!
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More stuff that irks me (obfuscation, I think it's obvious now to you AND to "surprised-I-got-so-heated" me, is more than irksome to me.  It just makes me mad):

2.Defensiveness.  
3. Obfuscating again...Oh, yeah and lying too.
4. Status quo
5. Politicians in general
6. Erik Fresen in particular
7. Jeb Bush too
8. Common Core/"Florida State Standards";...written with a whiny sneer. If I were speaking, my face would be contorted, my voice would be annoyingly sing-song, and my neck would be twisting my head from side to side like a 2015 mean girl. "Hey don't do that, woman!  Sneers on YOU are unbecoming!  You are NOT Donald Trump!  You can't even do sarcasm like Jeb Bush and he looks like a practiced, scripted "sarcastic" stiff! Give it up and give it up NOW!"
9. Charter schools
10. School choice--choices my community's families wouldn't make if our community's schools were excellent, as we deserve.  Wouldn't choose to eat up hours each morning and afternoon driving to and from these choices we've made. Ha!  There's you your family time!  In a car!  Not around a dinner table!  

Oh yeah, she's preachin' now!

If I had a pulpit and if I had me some "Amens!"  I'd be spillin' the beans on all this public school "reform" nonsense.  Why don't ya'll come on down from up on high Tallahassee?  Why don't ya'll come on over here to my house? I'll fill your ear.  Oh I got me some stories to tell!  I got me a pile of lying principals stories!  The latest just another! Why I sat right there with her and spoke directly about my children's classes!  Their teachers... 

Ah, but she's just a squirt of the whipped cream!  Not even close to that maraschino, cancer causing, unnatural thing called a cherry on top.  She's just another squirt. Another squirt... She's just another conspiring, conniving, cover-upping squirt of public schools' "whipped cream.  It looks good. 'specially with that neon cherry on top. It sure looks good.

 But, boy, it'll kill ya.

 

 

 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.


School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.

 

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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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