I think McCain is right. From a purely tactical viewpoint, this was an error for the Democrats, even if it was the result of understandable frustration.
Is "acerbate" the correct verb there?
Ha ha; point taken.
Last night the Board unfortunately passed a major policy change that ties principals' hands and will make it harder to control bullying.
Mari, if you sat in a seat as one of five board members you would realize how hard it is to change what actually happens in schools, especially on an issue like this where you can pass all the policies you want and it may not much change what actually happens. Yes, many of the problems at TUSD are decades old; bullying, as you realize, did not start when your child entered the system. That does not make them easier to fix. It often seems to make change more difficult.
Mari, I am so sorry that your son had this experience. I will forward your column to the superintendent and think that district leadership needs to discuss what more we should do to prevent students from suffering this kind of unacceptable misery at school. It is obviously not your responsibility to help us fix it, but please feel free to send any specific suggestions you have.
In many countries higher education such as Americans take for granted does not even exist.
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