Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Permanent Expulsion - only for Murder?

At tonight's School Board Meeting (5/23/2023) Item 8.3 on the agenda was Student Permanent Expulsion. The student, of course, was not identified.

After the Motion and Second. Trustee Monica Scott launched into how anyone can make a mistake. She said, basically, that no student should be permanently expelled - except maybe for Murder. Her defense of the student starts here: At 1:59:30 on   https://livestream.com/richland2/events/10860996/videos/236321838

You know, everyone makes mistakes. And the board shouldn't sit there in Judgment.

Well, that's was a board does. It makes decisions. She has a teaching and an administrative background. Her defense of students' making mistakes is the reason that crime continues on school campuses. It's why teachers get assaulted, and students get beaten up and bullied.

Because students have learned that there aren't any REAL consequences. 

If Monica doesn't want to "sit in judgment" when a student commits a serious crime on campus, then she ought to resign from the board! Tomorrow!

I started to stand and leave several times, while she was speaking. Finally I did. I wish others had stood and walked out while she was speaking. 

I'll take a wild guess that it was the Ridge View High School stabber who was being expelled tonight. But I don't know. It could have been one of the kids who took a pistol to school. 

I'm tired of hearing about illegal aliens who have been deported many times and return to the U.S. and commit heinous crimes. I'm tired of reading about inmates of prisons and jails being released, only to then murder someone. 

Every principal could write a list of kids in his school who have committed serious offenses and still in school. 

It's too bad the District will not identify the student who was permanently expelled last night. 

R2 should ditch BeSmart

A representative of BeSmart got in the last word at last night's too-long Stay Safe meeting. 

BeSmart led off the program with its boiler-plate information and a less-than-forceful presentation. At the end, after Angela Nash ended the meeting, a rep ran to the front to thank Richland Two for "what they do as a partner with BeSmart". She thanked Richland 2 for "getting information out about BeSmart to the media", etc. 

She got it backwards. It is BeSmart that partnered with Richland 2. It's a tiny cog in the big wheel that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was supposed to be. Richland 2 should drop out of that MOU.

Has BeSmart been effective in helping reduce gun and other violence in Richland 2? Who really knows, since the public is not informed of results.

I'm not a fan of BeSmart, because of its close alignment with Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety and MOMs Demand Action.

Guns are not the problem. Mis-use of guns IS the problem.

What's the difference between 70 years ago and now? 

Then kids had guns and didn't shoot each other.

Now? Kids steal guns and shoot others to resolve disagreements and settle scores. 

That is the problem! What's BeSmart doing about that? Gun locks will not solve that problem.

The DEI Disaster


Watch this October 2022 5-minute video from PragerU.

Christian Watson, host of Pensive Politics, tells us exactly what is going on in Richland Two. Learn what DEI used to mean, and what it means today.

Will the new superintendent call a screeching halt to "DEI" in Richland 2? Will he (or she) disband the DEI department?

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