The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124679 Message #2755209
Posted By: Lox
29-Oct-09 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
The difficult thing is to compose the petition and to be clear what it is requesting and what it is challenging.
I would suggest that the main priority is to avoid harming childrens education and development by involving the police in disputes between small children.
The second priority is to ensure that bullying of any sort is treated equally.
The third Priority is to ensure tht race related issues are taught constructively in schools as part of a package of modern cultural issues faced by everyone in society.
Race Gender and religion are the three most obvious areas of social diversity to be taught in schools, but the idea of social diversity as a cultural norm runs deeper than just "rights for women/blacks/moslems" etc.
The best way to approach this type of education is to teach HISTORY in an engaging and analytical way that kids will find interesting and from which they can learn learn the skills to help them understand their context in a meaningful way.
I am utterly offended that somebody thought bringing the police in was either a solution or good for kids education.
The headmaster of the school should be sacked.
Should that be included in the petition?
I think I'm actually serious on this point.