The school I work in suffers from bullying like nothing I’ve ever seen. The kids don’t even realize or at least won’t admit that activities they engage in such as making of fun of each other is bullying.
But who am I to tell them? I am just a bully who ignores their needs and tries to stuff a prepackaged curriculum down their throats. What’s going on in the world or their own lives makes no difference, because if I’m not on the prescribed page on the prescribed day…..
The real bully is the federal government who has taken over the schools from what was considered a state obligation. Bureaucrats view our schools as entities and rate them by test scores. Gone are the days when schools were filled with individuals whose needs teachers would strive to meet. Now, instead of teachers and schools having value, it’s the child that has value, but only if their test scores can improve the entity.
What kind of society are we creating where children are valued based on what they can do for us?
Anyone smell something burning.