Thursday, October 3, 2019

Weapon at Richland Northeast H.S.

The State newspaper is reporting today that two students at Richland Northeast High School were arrested yesterday for firearms violations. The students, ages 14 and 15, were not identified by The State, because they are minors.

THIS IS WRONG. Those punks should be identified, so that other students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members can know who they are.

Richland Northeast High School is located at 7500 Brookfield Road (29223). That's east of Decker Blvd. and near the high-crime area of after-hours bars where the Sheriff's Department has investigated many "shots fired" calls.

The school's SRO was involved, although the article does not provide detail.

What kind of rocket scientist do you have to be to take a stolen pistol to school with you? One kid was allegedly carrying the pistol, and the other was allegedly carrying the magazine for it.

What will be interesting to learn is the criminal background of those two. Also, how many times they have been disciplined and for what circumstances. Are they products of Richland 2's Code of Conduct that seems to be somewhat like the PROMISE program of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida? Were they treated with kid gloves to help them avoid the school-to-prison pipeline?

Now would be a good time for all parents to read Board Policy AR-JICDA-R, which is found as a sub-section under Board Policy JICDA. An analysis of that Policy will be published on this blog in the near future.

The Board should be expelling these two students for violating Level III - Criminal Conduct. The names of the students will not appear in the Board Meeting's Agenda or in the Minutes, but the action will be taken.

Show up at School Board meetings and insist on an analysis of the disciplinary records of those two kids and what treatment, if any, they received earlier that might have revealed their propensity for this serious school crime sooner.

Newest math - coming to a school near you soon?

There is arithmetic, and then there is math. And then we learned it's not spelled "mathamatics" but mathematics. And then there was New Math, which I still haven't figured out.

Now there is Math Ethnic Studies. If you are a K-12 student in Seattle, Wash. and are having trouble adding 1+1, your worries are over.

As part of the headline in an article on The Daily Wire yesterday reads, "Who Gets To Say If An Answer is Right?"

All too often, some craziness that starts on the West Coast works its way east.

Do parents really have any idea what goes into approving a course of study or class content? Some parents do; there was something in the news a week ago, after a parent took notice of a child's homework.

Read "Seattle Public Schools Teaching 'Math Ethnic Studies' " here.