Growing up in Florida, I was taught that the right to an education was a privilege and well-respected. My parents respected the teachers, because they knew that teachers were highly-trained to educate my three brothers and me. Teachers were allowed to discipline students and parents supported it. Corporal punishment was used, but not as often as one may think. Realistically, it was used as the last resort before suspension. Parents preferred that corporal punishment was used rather than suspend their child from school. There was a code of discipline we followed. When a rule was broken, punishment was delivered. Remember, a lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.
Now days, there is still a code of rules and procedures, but it’s not implemented. Sure, it’s signed by the parents, but it’s not enforced. It’s not supported by the ‘powers-that-be.’ Teachers must be allowed to be the one in charge and students must learn to respect that! Recently, I watched a videotape of a teacher being assaulted by a student in the classroom on YouTube and this whole scenario was caused by the student having a cell phone in class.
Students are required to keep their cell phone turned off during classroom instruction. It’s a rule that must be followed and the teacher was doing his job. At that time, no one tried to intervene. No one called for help. The students just stood around and watched. Why didn’t someone do something? The reason is that they didn’t respect the teacher or they were afraid of the aggressive student. Once again, the lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.
I believe that the reason discipline in many schools has gotten out of control, is due to money. Who stands to win from allowing students to become disruptive, which destroys the right for our children to have a public education? What better way to destroy society than through the lack of receiving a quality education. Without an education, how can one read between the lines? How can one question or to understand their unalienable rights and that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, and as stated in this document, when the government is not functioning to keep our society safe, then it’s time for a new government. I’m repeating this statement again, ‘the lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.’
When it comes to gun control, who stands to win? The tragedy that happened in Parkland increased the stock price for the maker of the AR-15. According to research, shares of stock rise following a mass shooting, because that’s when people want to buy guns and ammunition.
Out of curiosity, I decided to examine President Trump’s massive investment holdings to determine if he would benefit from the sale of automatic weapons. Well, unless it’s hidden in some hedge fund, there’s not any sign of him benefitting from the sales of the AR-15. Unfortunately, Federal employees, such as our senators have the option of investing in a retirement fund which benefits from the sale of guns. The finger is being pointed at certain Democratic senators, as well as former President Obama. However, they have tried to do something about gun control. So, due to common sense, if the Republicans aren’t trying to protect the safety of our people after 346 mass shootings had occurred in 2017 (the worst year in U.S. history), then their hand is deep-down in that cookie jar. If they’re so worried about having a retirement income, then why aren’t they investing in rebuilding our infrastructure or in universal healthcare through the use of new CBD competitive, healthcare products?
Despite all of the flaws in today’s society, involving a crumbling educational system and greased-palm politicians, many students, parents, and teachers are working together to put an end to gun violence. For the first time, in a long time, our citizens have a common goal. Hopefully, while they’re working on this issue, they’ll take into consideration the rebuilding of our educational system which includes considering the needs of students and giving respect back to the teachers.
There’s a national school walkout planned for March 14th. Another is planned for April 20th, the anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred at Columbine High School. For more information, go to http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/18/florida-school-shooting-survivors-plan-march-demanding-end-to-gun-violence.html
For when there’s a lack of boundaries, there’s a lack of respect. Boundaries must be taught and respect should be given as needed so all can benefit!