Dear Edmund, @all who care about the kids, and “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Long time. Here are the final words of one of your threads, part of a comment I posted on Apr, 2014 which probably caused Big Brother to lock your thread (link #1):
“….I wrote many times my belief that anything and everything is possible where there is no accountability, no transparency etc. Fear of retaliation is just one of the very reasonable results of such culture. It is a very slippery road.”
(The thread may change. I have copied today’s version, January 23rd, 2016. I happened to notice situations before where my comments were removed more than a year after I posted.)
I recalled my writing – anything and everything is possible – because of the latest debacle. A nightmare for parents.
I also noted on the same blog, your blog (link #1):
“@Edmund Burke – Thank you for not giving up on fools! Way back I took the huge liberty to comment that given the lack of transparency and lack of accountability, analyzing these policies was a waste of your time. Later, I stood corrected, realizing that your incredible research can, hopefully, be a milestone on the way to transparency, accountability and best practices.
I think it is important to note, again, that many of the most engaged and committed supporters of bullying policies for “all”, regardless of predefined protected subgroup, are those whose personal kids belong to a protected subgroup.
I noted before – while this may seem to be a trivial observation, I think that it points to the detrimental results of bullying. Those who experienced bullying know that one can never know when bullying will present it\’s ugly face….
It so happened that I posted last night my take on the Bullying Policies\’ long and windy and very costly road. Here is a link – Web Link
My post includes also my suggested Bullying Polices. Obviously, my very uneducated suggestion.
LaToya Baldwin Clark words about bullying after the (first) OCR case became public knowledge were in my mind (and heart) when I wrote my post last night.
I related to her words, and noted where she can be watched here – Web Link”
I will try again (soon) to write my perspective about the way my first blog post about the Achievement Gap (back in September, 2013) is related to the events that brought the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) to Palo Alto, to the ongoing censoring, to Jordan’s name, etc.
.Link #1 – http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/p/2014/03/11/the-incredible-shrinking-bullying-policy