Monday, August 29, 2005
When mindless, faceless bureaucrats run things
you get policies like this one.
Children in public schools in this school district can curse up to five times per day . . . and if they go over that limit, why, they'll get a stern talking to!
Sigh. I guess asking a teacher to enforce discipline, respect, manners and civility is just too much to ask.
And, of course, it is unacceptable to hold a teacher accountable for his or her actions. This chart shows how difficult it is for New York City to fire an incompetent teacher even when parents, administration and other faculty agree the teacher's incompetence deserves termination.