Friday, June 21, 2019

Repost 1/17/16 A Visit to Pleasure Island HS

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Visit to Pleasure Island HS

  I'm in a new school. I keep thinking I'm in the old Disney movie 'Pinocchio'. One particular scene plays out in my unconscious - the kids visit to Pleasure Island. They visit the Rough
House, (I've been to that high school also), shoot pool, smoke, fight and get intoxicated. Those who run the island turn a blind eye and encourage the behavior. They go on to school and break all the windows. This fun goes on until a remarkable transformation happens - the kids all turn into jackasses. They are then removed from the island and forced into a life of horribly cruel conditions.

   It's time for a resurgence of discipline, order and civility in our schools - not for our benefit but for our students.

**** Update 6/21/18 - The new discipline code is no discipline code. We are the last bastion of hope for students and society. This will insure doom. Build more jails, make more guns and invest in funeral parlors and cemeteries because the DOE will turn a blind eye to criminality and academic fraud. (Perhaps the UFT can co-sponsor a prison or cemetery? They are equally to blame.)

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