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Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-16-2004 at 10:08:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not one to brag about my kids even when one of them gets out early for good behavior, I got to talk about at least one of them.
A few days ago my daughter, with the five children of her own, had had enough. She call the school principle and wanted some action upon the school’s part to put an end to the harassing one of her boy’s was having to endure because several playground bullies were trying to goat this son into a fight, telling him his mother was ugly and some such miss-appropriate behavior. The a$$ told her could not do anything about it until it had become physical. Hearing this she told him she was going over his head. Now, there is a county school superintendent. Did she call him? Hell no! She went just a bit higher calling Lansing, Michigan.
Roughly about a half hour later the school principle called my daughter back and asked her, “How well do you know Governor Grandholm?” My daughter replied, ”A wee bit better with each passing day. Why?”
In other matters with an opened line of communication between a parent/parents and teachers, heavy home work requirements also have been reevaluated and reduced. Children in her school district can once again have a rural farm life again, along with intensified campus security for their individual person’s.

~Lenore    Posted 09-16-2004 at 20:40:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
If more parents did that things might just change!

Ksredman    Posted 09-16-2004 at 19:48:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
My hats off to your daughter, and you did a great job raising her!

Darryl (Mo)    Posted 09-16-2004 at 16:30:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good for your daughter!! My family includes many teachers and I was one for a short time. I'm sure you've heard the expression, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." Well, in my family of teachers the saying is extended to include, "And those who can't teach become administrators." Seems that no matter what a school district's financial distress, there's always money for just one more administrator. Each one more jug-headed than the last. As one of the other posts said, many of them are little demigods who view the district as their fiefdom and the taxpayers as a mere herd whose only function is to provide money. Glad your daughter was able to confound some of them!!


KellyGa    Posted 09-16-2004 at 13:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
You tell her for me that I am proud of her for standing up to that man, and going above him when he didn't help her with the problem. I tell ya what would have happened. If it had come to blows between the kids, they almost always both get suspended, especially if the kid that is being beat up tries to defend himself, they would just consider him fighting too! How obsurd!!

Red Dave    Posted 09-16-2004 at 12:11:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good for her Fern. I'm all for supporting the teachers, but some of these higher uppity-ups in school administration need to be brought down a peg or two. They seem to think they have become omnipotant and we should be glad they walk amoung us.
Sounds like you raised a good daughter there.

Len....NY    Posted 09-16-2004 at 10:42:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

Kudos to your daughter Mr.Fern. In my day situations like that were mostly settled by students themselves. Unfortunatly with a seemingly lack of respect for human life, that is not always an option anymore. These well paid administrators need to be held accountable for the safety and well being of children while in school. No child should have to fear going to school because of a bully. I'm sure she will keep his feet to the fire til' this is resolved. She sure got his attention now.

Larry 8N75381    Posted 09-16-2004 at 10:32:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

There is an old expression, "Sh(excrement) flows down hill!" And like a avalanche, the higher up it starts the more "impact" it has since it gathers more as it desends. IT even gets big enough so it is able to wipe out even the biggest things (usualy only trees) in it's way. Or in your daughters case, a stubborn bureaucracy.

Good for your daughter!!!


~Lenore    Posted 09-16-2004 at 10:22:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Brag away!!
She did good; REAL good!

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