2/11/2007

Is this what parents are paying for to send their kids to private school?

(Note at www.ontheborderline.net they are pointing out a few of the realities of life in public school. The OTBL'ers are questioning what the get for the "$11,000" annual cost per student they allege it costs in the local school district. Keep in mind that no officials agree with the figure. Whatever the cost, there are problems in public schools. Are public schools the cause of these problems or do the problems come to school from home? A little Googling on the issues they mention shows that private schools face the same problems. Of course, the OTBL agenda is to point out the warts and scars within the public school system and ignore the fact that the same issues face private schools...but the would require "a balanced" review of the issues. Followers of the OTBL blog are more likely to associate that blog with the word "unbalanced.")

Michigan: Private school bomb threat
Classes resume at Plymouth private school after bomb threat
CANTON TOWNSHIP -- A handwritten bomb threat found on the floor this morning caused about 500 students at Plymouth Christian Academy to spend more than an hour in a nearby church while police searched their classrooms.

Georgia: Private school bomb threat
"As for discipline and uniforms, did the students that called in the bomb threat have their uniforms on when they made the call?"

New York: Private school students protest
The eighth-graders, dressed in combat fatigues, marched from their school on East 96th Street to the military recruitment center in Times Square. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day march is an annual tradition at the small private school.

"We are taking MLK's stance against the Vietnam War and using it as a symbol for what is going on today," said 14-year-old Brandon George.

Toronto: Sexual assault at private school
Toronto private school looks to improve security after girl, 7, attacked
Parents and officials at a local private school were struggling to come to grips Wednesday with the sexual assault of a seven-year-old student inside a school washroom — and how to ensure such an attack never happens again.


Teen arrested at private school
A 13-year-old student at St. Sebastian’s School was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 24, on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon – a box cutter – according to police.

Private school teacher acquitted of sexual assault
Mr. Hanson was charged in October 2005 with one count of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency and was suspended with pay by the private school.

Private school educator jailed for sex crimes with students
Private-school employee from Pownal, Maine, charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault of a juvenile male at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Conn. In July 2006, she was sentenced to 18 months prison.

Private School Teacher Charged With Unlawful Sex
A Redwood City private school teacher is in custody on $175,000 bail for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student, the San Mateo County district attorney's office reports.

2 comments:

KKKurt D Weasel said...

You commie liburls probably believe that the parents bear some responsiblity when our kids threaten to bring guns to school, or when they are sexually irresponsible, or when they get get busted for drugs, or for stalking and making terroristic threats to their ex-girl friends. You probably believe that teaching personal responsibility begins at home.
Well the big brains here at OTBL know that it's not our fault it's the damn goverment skools!

critical mass said...

Towncrybaby:

If you knew as much as you think you do about what goes on in this town you'd realize that St. Pat's had a bomb ( and death threat ) the same week as the middle school. So that blows your stupid ass theory of Govt.
schools being responsible for the moral decay of our youngins.
It's a sad commentary that this sort of thing should happen at any school.
In days past it might have been dismissed as a prank. But today, with the the easy accessibility of guns every potential threat must be taken seriously.
Maybe our kids should watch some more of the fine violent TV and Video game faire that the Free Market makes so abundantly.
available. Try to watch just one evening of television on the networks where there aren't multiple murders depicted or even glorified and you wonder why our society is screwed up?

But no Towncrybaby, you blame the goverment schools because the little one's are being feed awful notions of global warming.
What a fool!!!!!