[Article Link, via Star Tribune]
I'd love to hear thoughts from outside my little world and the bloggers I follow.
My questions so far:
- Where is the professionalism from both sides disrupting a calm learning environment where students are making academic gains?
- Why do school board members divide up the schools and only visit them once a year? (Quote from the article, "Stewart said board members divide up the district's schools and visit all of them at least once a year.") Shouldn't they be in the buildings regularly to see what is happening? How can they make decisions if they don't know the students, staff, administrators, engineers and buildings?
- If two people were in the altercation, why is only one on paid administrative leave? The entire school board needs to review this situation. If two students are in a fight at school, the both get suspended.
- What action is the district taking besides putting a principal on leave to solve the situation?
You see, I'm a teacher in Minneapolis but I'm also a resident and parent who pays taxes and will have students in these schools. I'm a tad frustrated that my elected officials and tax dollars are supporting this type of activity in the schools I love. Done ranting. Thanks for listening.