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Friday, May 15, 2015

Superintendent Vitti sure doesn't waste a crisis.

am just going to get to it.

From the Times Union: 

School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said two adult monitors on the bus helped care for the victims.

“We placed (additional personnel) on alternative buses months ago to prevent issues, once there was an escalation of violence in the community,” he said.

Does he think for a second anybody thinks the monitors were placed on the bus to protect kids from outside dangers? How gullible does he think the people of Jacksonville are? The extra monitors were on this bus and other buses like it to protect students from each other and him implying other wise is disingenuous.

It would likewise be disingenuous of me to lay this tragedy at the feet of the super, our discipline problems and I think this bus incident is a direct result of them, predate the super but at the same time I and many others believe he has exacerbated the problems we already had.

Discipline is hard but that doesn't mean we can ignore or play lip service to it. Kids have to get meaningful consequences for poor behavior and then we have to get to the root of the problems why so many kids act. Investing in counselors and social workers would have been a better use of our resources than hobbyist TFA teachers and merit pay scams. 

So superintendent Vitti it's time you stopped talking about discipline and started doing something about it, your sound bites do not ring true.

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