Sunday, April 18, 2010

2 wrongs don't make a right

A school assignment from a teacher was that every student was to write a list of children who have bullied them. This sounds inefficient enough, but one kid had the most complaints against him from bullying. This kid  was suspended from school for 2 weeks without recess and lunch recess. Because kids said he bullied them. You may think this kid deserved this, but is it better to punish someone severely instead of making sure that the kid learns his lesson properly? This is just revenge. This school was too strict on this student. Making him public enemy #1got him being bullied, and as Gandhi said" An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." This system is completely too strict, and cannot be fair and will truly help no one. 

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/04/16/dnt.bully.list.whdh?hpt=T2

3 comments:

  1. So your post begs the question "what is to be done?" First of all we may not have all the facts here. Do we know for certain that the student was suspended for a general pattern of bullying or were there specific allegation which came to light because of the process of disclosure? And if it was only because of a general pattern of bullying, how is this to be addressed? Is the school board, for example, legally capable of compelling this student to see some kind of councilor as a prerequisite to continuing in the school system? They may not actually have this option. If not where do we go from here?

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  2. You d'ont even know what I do to my duck

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  3. Don't worry about that bully. He will do just fine, he'll grow up and become a member of the RCMP.

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