Recently, Quillette ran a piece that helps explain the problem in American education. Having discussed my own problems with poor students that cop a bad attitude and an administration that lets them skate, I find this article both infuriating and refreshing.
Recently I recounted a personal experience, A Lesson from Absurdist Academia. In that entry, I detailed the lack of support I received from school administrators when faced with a discipline problem. The reality of physical violence in schools is often foreshadowed by improper behavior, violent or antisocial ideation, and open defiance toward established rules and lessons.
In a recent article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the failure of the Parkland High School administration to properly identify and seek help for Nikolas Cruz’s expressions of violent ideation and behavioral problems contributed to the subsequent mass murder on campus. The problem behaviors exhibited by Cruz should have raised multiple red flags and required psychiatric intervention.
The discipline problem in the classroom must be considered carefully. After high school, problem behavior in the classroom does not have to be tolerated. The authority of faculty to preserve the safety of their students and the integrity of their class must be recognized. It will help prevent bloodbaths in the future.
This is what happened to me recently at West Georgia Technical College in Carrollton, Georgia. No names have been changed because these are the facts. No libel or slander is committed because what is presented here is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I post this as witness and warning to others who might seek employment at this institution. This post will not be deleted as it is protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech and freedom of the press.