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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

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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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.

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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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 Workplace bullying or workplace violence? 


"We reserve the term workplace bullying for repeated, harmful, abusive mistreatment — a form of workplace violence."  The Workplace Bullying Institute.

Other bullied educators from my former school and I have experienced surreal, "unbelievable-until-you-have-been-there" abuse. I keep calling it all bullying, but it's not.  According to OSHA, it's workplace violence and, unlike workplace bullying, it's against the law.  

Here's a link to OSHA's training on workplace violence: 


Here are a few examples of my former principal's violent behavior as defined by MDCPS and OSHA's workplace violence prevention and intervention policies:
 
 1. Use of abusive and offensive language:  To me: "JESUS CHRIST! Why the F@#$% can't you stay out of things!?" To an AP: "GET THE F@#$% OVER HERE!" To children: "SHUT UP!"

2. Exhibit of disorderly conduct: "THIS IS MY SCHOOL!" as he threw out a parent and called 911.

3.Use of verbal harassment:  "I may have to write you up"; "That's not the way we do things around here, honey"; "That's strike two;" "We have to talk.  There have been complaints."

I felt so unsafe--knew in my most inner being that I was not safe-- that I asked the police to accompany me into the school to retrieve my office supplies...

Here's a link to my district's workplace violence policy:


If you've been following my story--and my story includes so many other targeted educators--then judge for yourself if we're talking "mere" workplace bullying or illegal and health and life threatening workplace violence.

For me there is no question.

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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.

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

Horace Mann

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