According to a pole taken in 2014. 71% of the people want to let teachers discipline off campus bullying…. Let?……. Let? They want to let teachers spend time controlling off campus bullying? Time for he said she said! Time for he said she said again! Time for Facebook! Time for Twitter!..Time for Instagram! Time for lies! Time to do all this checking up on bullying. I must ask , “Where the hell are their parents?
I’ve got a better idea let’s “let” the parents work on that and maybe even character, behavior and motivation while they are at it. I seem to have faint memories of when the parents had some responsibility for the actions of their children. It’s the three R’s not TFI (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Time is the absolute one thing that teachers do not have enough of. “Let” them do this? I don’t doubt that many already are doing this, but to mandate it, to make bullying outside of school the responsibility of teachers is idiocy. I am amazed at the sociological hubris being hurled at our teachers and once again feel that an island in the middle of a lake somewhere is looking better all the time.
If the gist of this pole should become reality I then propose that all misuses of grammar on billboards and in ads become the responsibility of the New York Times for remediation, mediation and correction.