Terror in the Streets…or just a little venting on a sunny Thursday afternoon.

I was informed this morning,by a colleague, that students are at times afraid to come to my class. I learned this as I was making students get rid of food and beverages that they were not supposed to have outside of the cafeteria area. This happens because I am mean…I ask them to follow the rules…sort of humorous in a sad way if you ask me…what does that say about other teachers? Do they not ask that rules be followed? I know the answer…and it infuriates me that some people don’t. There are some who do as asked and enforce school code, which is part of our job afterall, and those who feel that it is too much of a hassle.

“The kids get upset and you have paperwork and phone calls…” So I get to be one of the “bad guys”… that’s fine. I do as I am asked, I signed up for the job and I do love what I do. I just get angry when others can’t seem to hold up there end…It sounds funny if not down right stupid, but it is unfair to those students who violoate rules and cheat and do not do their work and get punished for their behavior, while other students do the same things, get caught, but get away with things because we do not want to do our jobs…

God forbid my daughter does something wrong in school and gets caught and punished while others are caught and overlooked…I would be in the principal’s office, the superintendent’s office, and then the school board meetings…looking for someone’s head on a platter. My daughter would still be in trouble with me, big time…wrong is wrong, but uneven punishment is worse. It is a bad message to send to the children.

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