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To the editor: I am the mother of six children, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. When my children were young, I told them if they got spanked at school they would get another when they got home. If there was any doubt, I could always talk with the teacher or principal.
Now, you can’t spank or discipline children because of fear of lowering their self-esteem. Now our children are out of control. I thought we sent our kids to school to get an education, to respect those in authority and use self-control.
Young Jarrod’s parents should have gone to visit Mrs. Gore with their son and explained that his misbehavior would not be tolerated by them. Mr. Danka, please realize that children do not always tell the truth and I’m afraid Jarrod has learned that you blame the teacher and the child becomes a victim. All children are not angelic beings.
And now, grandpa, of the child who wet his pants, have you checked the reason for the teacher not allowing him to go when he asked? Some children will try anything to leave class. Sometimes teachers must use their best judgment about it or the whole class would be at the restrooms. Teachers are not there to be loved by everyone. Some expect students to do their work and not disrupt the entire class. Some children are bullies but their parents can’t see it.
I believe problems in the school should be solved in the school and not make headlines in the newspaper. This is my opinion and I’m not running for the school board!