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To the editor: I am seriously considering home-schooling my child next year. I am asking for the support of other parents.
I cannot, without there being serious changes, send my child into such an environment.
Recently, South Brunswick kept students an extra 30 minutes. It was nearly 5 p.m., and my daughter’s school bus had not arrived to bring her home. We do not live close to the bus stop.
Worse yet, there have been many times I have had to drive from Bolivia to Boiling Spring Lakes because she was sent to South instead of West, which is closer, but not necessarily better.
You may be thinking: “Why doesn’t she just send her on the bus?”
Gee, I sure would like to do that, but sometimes the bus doesn’t even come to get all the children on this route. Once, my child was among those deleted from the route but not picked up by another bus.
This may be the result of the new policy that has middle schoolers and high schoolers sharing the same buses. I hear the pay for drivers is low and they are offered no benefits.
Apparently, the state lottery is making some people rich, but it is not doing our children any good. Should it have made compulsive gamblers out of any people with children, it will hurt an already hurting society.
We are supposed to have money from the lottery to make the schools better. No one in the administration is complaining about the pay, so it must be all right. Teachers may go into education with dreams that all too quickly become nightmares.
We have the police in our schools, but what for? Discipline is worse than ever.
I dropped my grandson off at Shallotte Middle School one morning. Another student got out of his parent’s car with a McDonald’s bag and began to kick another child several times, in full view of three teachers who stood like statues.
I’ve already gotten myself scolded for raising my voice there once. The police are there to keep us sheep in line. The government is increasingly becoming self-serving.
Yes, there are problems with parents. I’m sure some of your readers will point out these problems, but I have met very few who didn’t care. Maybe some of them have resigned to raise inmates.
My kids know I am not your typical soccer mom, but they do know if they break in an old woman’s house, they will not be getting any visitors.
We have standards and one of those is to raise human beings with a conscience, instead of the vacant stare and childish handwritings of those who are only for themselves.
We need a popular culture that is positive for all.
And God help us now that prayer has not been included as free speech!