I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This… But.
I don’t know who needs to hear this… but, some of the things that our students are being exposed in school are unbearable. As a school leader, one wears many hats. One of those hats is a protector. I think it is crucial that school leaders understand the role that they play in education. It is essential to know that you set the tone of the school. If anything goes wrong, you’ll also be the point person for parents to reassure them that your actions and the actions of teachers in your school or by the best interest of children.
In More Recent News.
Moreover, one of the more recent incidents in education involves teachers and a noose. If I have to explain to your the historical pretext of a noose, you shouldn’t be in front of any kids of any kind. Especially Black and Latinx students, given what the descendants of slaves had to endure some 400 years ago. Yet the adults we choose to put in front of students give us constant reminders. From students being made to re-enact slavery, to slave auctions, and now we have noose sightings. The video below captures the story behind the noose. The lack of care exhibited by these five individuals is more than just a bad joke. It permeates the systematic racism and damaging systems that happen in schools that are unfit for students.
Consequently, the photographer in this picture (allegedly) is the principal of the school. I mentioned earlier that the principal sets the tone of the school. If the principal is involved in such a tone-deaf act as this, what does that say about the school? One of my latest blogs talked about a principal that took advantage of a young teenage girl. We are starting to see more and more miscarriages of justice committed against our kids, and the people that are supposed to protect our students from harm are the same folks that are committing evil acts against our students.
Protecting Kids At All Costs.
I want parents to have a plan of action for when these events occur. Especially given the frequency of occurrences. Schools deflect, and often times aren’t accountable for the damage they cause. People aren’t sorry about the harm that they cause to kids. They are sorry they got caught. So, as I stated in the title of this blog post, “I don’t Know who needs to hear this”, but we have to do a better job with protecting our most valuable parent resource, and that is our children.