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'I Wish I Had a Pair of Scissors, So I Could Cut Out Your Tongue' - By ALINA SIMONE. The New York Times

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"One evening after school, about 3 weeks ago, my husband and daughter were on the curb with the usual group of kids and parents, when my 5-year-old informed another mom that an older boy had come up to her son on the bus and said, “I wish I had a pair of scissors, so I could cut out your tongue.” At a time of hypervigilant parenting and wearable GPS trackers for kids, the school bus remains one of the black boxes of childhood. In what other situation would parents allow dozens of kids, ranging from 4 to 13, to look after themselves, with the only adult in earshot focused on navigating a six-wheeler through rush hour traffic? Betsy DeVos, is a proponent of vouchers and charter schools, and more school choice means more busing. Will schools, which are paying greater attention to bullying in their hallways, enforce these policies on the road as well?"

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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