RE 9: Classroom behavior...

From: McKevitt, Susan (
Date: Tue Jun 01 1999 - 15:35:09 EDT

In an attempt to be as polite as possible on the court's concern over the
"floodgate of lawsuits" say I "And!!! Is there a problem here?" Do we now
decide law on the economic impact? Hum...slavery was abolished and that had
economic impact. Giving women the vote had economic impact. Title 7 of the
'64 Civil Rights act had economic impact. What is going array here with
protecting our young? Is it the old "gee, if you let one person cut across the
lawn, then everyone will do it and then what!" Well, if "everyone" want's to cut
across the lawn, put a sidewalk in there since it is what the majority of the
people want!!

And, more on point (it is hot today and I'm cranky so please forgive my
rantings!) if there are that many law suits that will be forth coming, does that
not simply indicate the degree of the problem that exists in the schools? And if
it does, is that not what the law was written to address in the first place?!
Gurr!!! It is a phrase I really have problems with. Second only to "With the
passage of this law, there goes America as we know it!" Duh, wasn't that the

Thank you for letting me vent!
Be cool,

"Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make your
children more humane." from Teacher & Child by Haim G. Ginott

Susan McKevitt
Bureau of Career Development
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-6613
Fax: 603-271-1953

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