The minority are the kids there that want to learn

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.matthewktabor.com/images/gcs_logo.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. While I was not able to make it to last night’s GCS school climate task force forum at Southern Middle due to a conflict I had, apparently there was some good discussion there.

Katisha Hayes from the High Point Enterprise reports on a little bit of that discussion:

Attendees broke off in small groups for about an hour, discussing everything from how to reduce the number of black students who are disproportionately suspended to how to handle the issue of gangs on school campuses.
The groups arrived at varying solu­tions – more parental involvement, more alternative programs, more con­sistent punishment for breaking school rules –with several agreeing, surpris­ingly, that only a small percentage of students at each school cause discipline problems.
Some believe too much emphasis is put on handling unruly students in the classroom, leaving the students who want to learn at a disadvantage.
“The minority are the kids there that want to learn, who are there because they want to be there,” parent Darilyn Knibb said.

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That last quote is striking. If this not a cry for change in our schools, I don’t know what is.

E.C. 🙂

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