A Schooling for Parents About Being Parents

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. We’ve heard that a lot lately when it comes to investigations going on in Washington.

But when it comes to trying to find out the truth about something or find out what’s really going on, it’s true, where there is smoke or signs of trouble, often, but not always, there is trouble.

That’s why what’s happening at Longfellow school, a Spanish-language immersion magnet school for grades K-8 in Clairemont, is drawing serious concern.

It’s not unusual for some parents at any school to complain about how their son or daughter is being treated.

But when several parents go to court over their complaints, it’s a sign that where there is smoke there could be fire.

Several parents are concerned about a teacher who according to a report in the Union Tribune is a bully and has yelled at their children and even hurt them by grabbing or pulling on their arms.  They say they had complained to the school principal about the teacher before they decided to take the unusual step of filing a request for a restraining order to keep him away from their kids.

The principal at the school has issued a statement saying they will continue to address parent concerns according to district policy.

The school also recently put a second teacher into the classroom….a co-teaching model the district calls it….where they say a second teacher is in the classroom to make sure students can continue to learn in a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment.

No matter how this case ends up being resolved, it’s a good time to remember that even when there is some pushback from teachers or administrators or district policy, it’s important for parents to always be active in their kid’s school.

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