2. You lie to your students in order to violate their rights to be protected from an unreasonable search. Shame.
See above. Constitutional rights don't end at the school yard steps.
Because the employers aren't handing that information over to law enforcement to prosecute.
Respectfully, I disagree. The kids were the parents' choice to have. They are the parents' responsibility to feed, clothe and educate. Far too many people are forced to pay for a public school system that provides poor service, bad education, and serves as the first stop in the school-to-prison pipeline. I'm all for eliminating public schools entirely.
Don't get me started on the education majors that can't write a coherent paragraph. I tutored many education majors when I was in college. I worked in the writing center and the absolute worst students I ever worked with were education majors. It should be embarrassing.
Great. I am a busy father with two masters' degrees (Mass Communication and MBA) and a J.D. My wife has two masters' degrees (Communication and Leadership and MBA) and left a very lucrative career to stay home with our kids. My oldest son goes to private school. He is six. He reads at third grade level and is currently working on multiplying and dividing fraction. My youngest two kids are also being prepared for school by my wife. Children are work. It is part of the duties you take on when you have kids.
That said - I have seen far too many public schools crush students academically, mentally, and certainly legally. I welcome your difference of opinion, but I will vote to disband, defund, or destroy public schools at every opportunity until and unless they are changed from "free" daycare to actual institutions of education. They aren't.
And, oh by the way, I went to Mass public schools with a short side visit to Catholic schools-- I wouldn't wish that on the Taliban. I dropped out and joined the Army.
To be clear, TD, the drug-sniffing dogs during the lockdown procedure wasn't my idea...nor was I even consulted. I am so far down the ladder when it comes to actually making any decisions that, except for my obvious wrinkles and significantly better taste in attire, you would almost mistake me for a student.
From my experience, we do not "hand over" students caught with drugs, alcohol, or paraphernalia to the police, although I expect that might depend on the quantity with which they were caught. For example, we had a student who brought drugs to the prom last year. Not only was he (and his date, his companion and HIS date) asked to leave...they were prevented from taking part in Senior Week activities (trips, field days, etc) and were not permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. It was on the news, in the paper, even a Change.org petition went around about it....and the school stuck by their decision. And I bet that a lot of kids will think twice before trying that this
Just as I clearly wasn't referring to you as one of the barely literate parents who shouldn't homeschool (you are obviously articulate and form well thought-out arguments), I know you aren't referring to me as one of the education majors who cannot write a coherent paragraph. I never said that NO parents are qualified to homeschool -- but I think too many parents do it for religious reasons rather than educational ones. In those cases, you have poorly educated parents who don't know what they don't know
teaching their own kids, usually just to isolate them from this religion or that race or that circumstance. It is their legal right, but it is the children who are ultimately left behind.
One point where we do agree is that education should happen at home. I see my job as an extension of the cumulative education my students have achieved up to this point. Many parents treat school as the only learning environment, which means you have kids entering school at varying levels of educational development. My son went to public school, as did I. Both of us learned to read when were three. You know why? Because my parents taught me and I taught my son. He now has a 3.9 a the end of his sophomore year in college, which is, ironically, private (but I think our debate has been up to the secondary level, right?).
I am a dedicated teacher. I stay after school every day for hours beyond dismissal with students, and I work hard to create thoughtful and engaging lessons. I work in a school that is over 80% free lunch, so I cringed a bit at the public school-to-prison comment. Many of my students cannot wait until Monday because they get breakfast and lunch at school and often don't eat all weekend. I know our system isn't perfect, but if we didn't have the public school system, so many of my kids would be lost. Lost to gangs, lost to prison, lost to the never ending cycle of welfare. And this is the next generation who will be running things in the not-too-distant future. For my part, I want to cram as much knowledge into their brains as I possibly can as long as they let me.