The article I am about to share is bothersome on so many levels, but what bothers me the most is how three students’ academic career is getting disrupted from what seems to be a clash of adult personalities.
“Student Body President Asks to be Allowed to Attend School”
“A student and her siblings this week had their permission to attend school within the Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) revoked. Maia Wu is the president of the 8th grade class, and an excellent student. She and her younger brother and sister live outside the District boundaries, but until recently were allowed to attend by way of an inter-district transfer, which has now been revoked. So what has transpired to lead the District to give her the boot? According to Ms. Wu, the District is reacting to her outspokenness.”
Please read the whole thing here: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2014/02/student_body_president.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS3
Education is supposed to be about the best interest of the students! I do not care who is ultimately to blame because it seems like some very petty reasons in the first place. Another sad thing is that this kind of thing happens more often then we realize but we do not see it.
Personal politics have no place in a child’s education; we need to be putting their needs ahead of our pride and egos because it is all about them.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III