Affluenza: A psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.
Conduct: The manner in which a person behaves, especially on a particular occasion or in a particular context.
Those involved in the movement to “save” public education do so without considering what it will take to “save” our children from public education.
There is a local endeavor to create magnet schools that will attract students by offering “specialized” academics to a small number of individuals whose parents will take advantage of a segregationist, discriminatory, dehumanizing system of education that offers to some what others cannot afford, making the “haves” believe they are that much more ahead in the game of affluence than the “have nots”.
Magnet schools deprive all students the education all students deserve. We are not teaching children to respect education but that only those children with rich and/or caring parents deserve an excellent education even though we have no choice of who our parents will be.
Civil rights opened the door to public education and in flew “affluenza”.
Symptoms of economic influence which only children of poverty experienced in the past and in the news, are being exhibited in affluent children as well.
The less educated individuals are the more violent they act and react. This is not a reality of socio-economics, this is a human condition.
The Code of Conduct is meant to provide a clear understanding of the offenses that will not be tolerated in the school community and the consequences that will result upon committing an offensive act.
There is only one Code of Conduct that is relevant in any situation, “Respect”.
Our children are not being taught to respect themselves or others. They are being taught that if you have the money, you can get away with the abhorrent behavior that results in arrest however, if you are socio-economically deprived you will be punished.
It is obvious that neither our affluent children or our children of poverty are being properly educated.
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