What happens when the ego takes over and it becomes all about me, myself and I? Well, things like this:
You know all those schools being sued for NOT protecting kids from bullying? A California school district is another boat going in the other direction. Parents are suing the Alameda schools for requiring their kids learn to BE NICE to other kids. Gasp!
A friend of mine told me the situation is going from bad to worse. She personally was threatened by the father of a student, a lawyer, that he would sue her were she to give any more homework to his son. Thinking that perhaps she was giving them hours upon hours of homework, I asked her how much homework she gave her 5th grade students.
“About an hour’s worth a night,” she replied.
She then told me about the parent who threatened legal action were her daughter not to improve her reading skills by the end of the school term.
“How am I supposed to do that, when the mother refuses to work with her child and I have to divide my time between 26 students?” she told me. “On top of that, she, too, is against homework, and from what the student told me, they don’t own a single book!”
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, where the world is going.