** I couldn't watch more than 30 seconds when it popped up on my facebook feed. A school bus aide is taunted and bullied until she's left in tears. Read the article and see the video here.
"That is what happens when you let kids socialize kids in a school system that is dedicated to the notion that truth is relative," wrote Michael Farris on HSLDA's facebook page. "The formal definition of socialization is passing the values of society from one generation to the next. These kids should be listening to this woman for her wisdom. Instead, they abuse her in the extreme. Who wants their kids socialized in THAT atmosphere?"
Okayyy, Mr. Farris. So. What if I had a video of the young men who used the church TV/VCR rolly cart combo to watch pornos a few years back at the church up the street? Would it be a fair deduction for me to post it and say that the socialization one gets in church is bad and "who wants their kids socialized in THAT atmosphere?" rather than going, "R***** Church stinks! They really aren't watching their kids very well there!"
The kids on this bus should be punished, and really more than that, the first person to act out should have been handed a consequence right there. Allowing the aide to be verbally abused simply emboldened the other students to think of more harsh words and cross the line into physical abuse. I submit to you that the problem should be dealt with by the parents, the police and guess what? The SCHOOL. I firmly believe the school is NOT the parent of these children, and it does NOT teach religious values. It doesn't follow that the school can't set consequences for socially unacceptable and harassing behaviour, however.
Everyone should be ashamed of this video, really. I notice at least there is no blustering about the "no video recording on school property" at least. Maybe the school will take this seriously.
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