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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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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 

Read here of a teen's courage....

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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 here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

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

Horace Mann

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Touch for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

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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Not "waiting for Superman," demanding he come NOW...

Cut from a message written to my brother, an assistant principal.

"(School's name) is MOST DEFINITELY caught in the hellish tension of high stakes standardized testing. (School's name) is (city's name) only standard public middle school.  You know (city's name) has this county's wealthiest citizens.  Its mayor is by far one of the wealthiest and he's taking action.  He's pretty much saying: "Get it together or I will insist this school becomes a charter school."  To that end, the superintendent and his cabinet, the mayor and all the city's commissioners came to (school's name) recently for a "tour."  The city held focus groups as to why people do not send their children to (school's name). On and on it goes.  And I know (and the school district knows too) that the reason (school's name) became a "D" school--and only through some manipulation of data was it raised to a low "C"--is because it had poor leadership. That principal "led" the school into the ground.  She blocked all creative efforts and just, in general, did not know what to do.  She also had no personality and did not like many of her employees and certainly did not want parents inside the school.  

Under her leadership--and she was the principal for almost 10 years--the school became truly dangerous.  Graffiti spilled out onto the walls of the hallways.  I once took pictures of it to show her.  Teachers were being targeted with, "Ms. L is a FUCKING BITCH!" kinds of comments.  It was shocking that she turned me away from her office with a "go see someone else" comment.

She is also friends with the psychopath for whom I worked..and they are both friends of a woman second in command to my superintendent.  In fact, I have been told by someone who would know that neither of these individuals actually interviewed for their principalships.  They were, I am told--and I have no confirmation of this, but I believe it--were place in their positions by their buddy.

So if that's true, then there's your real reason for the conundrum of (school's name).

Anyway, I work now for a really nice, fun, and smart man.  He's got a big job.  He trusts me.  He sees that the work I do--and the vision that I have-- are what all parents really want.  They want their children to learn and to be safe.  It's really that simple.   Leadership is the key and the district will not admit EVER (!) that they, and the crappy leadership they place in our schools, are the reason for this parental uprising."

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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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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.


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