About four years ago, I read an interesting article in a Home Schooling online newsletter. It seemed a parent who chose to Home School her kids in Denver CO, area was discussing that one of the reasons was the violence in the schools. She took her kids out of school long before the Columbine Massacre there not more than 25 miles from her home.
One gentleman online determined; "The Liberals have neutered our Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice systems."
Clearly this statement comes from the perspective of a Christian Home Scholar parent and of course he is speaking to the issues of the concept of nothing being wrong or right, simply perspective based.
Many would agree with him and the lady from the Denver area also, as this could be said to be at least partly true, political correctness, takes away personal responsibilities. It is not Johnny's fault that he bought a knife to school, because he grew up with a rough childhood. Indeed that is a consideration.
I spoke recently at a High School in TX to a noon-time FBLA Club and they had metal detectors in the school as I went in. Interesting I thought. The kids seemed fine, I did not feel threatened but that reminder of the metal detector made me think about the changes over the past 20 plus years.
I think as a parent I would be concerned indeed. I asked about it and they said that nothing had happened this year only one incident after a football game in the parking lot, but hey its Texas right and you know their football. Almost a couple of years back there were a string of accidents, gang related there. The teacher-advisor of the club did not go into details, but said the faculty was afraid too, it got that bad.
Yes, you are saying so what, one HS right? Well if you read the local newspapers as you travel the nation, these are not uncommon occurrences anymore; happens all the time. Perhaps one of the very good reasons for home schooling; allowing your child to get a bus should not have to be a risk.
One bus driver from Little Rock, Arkansas told me that the new seatbelts self-retract, but as they are to protect in an accident and keep kids in their seats, they are also being used as a weapon and used like a sling to hit other kids crossing in the isle.
There will be problems there too. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.