SHORT COMMUNICATION 344
America's Public Disasters
No. You are not going to read about rivers overflowing and flooding houses. No. You are not going to read about tornados destroying a city. No. You are not going to read about a sudden and destructive earthquake. Yes. You are going to read about the new name for America's Public Schools. They are referred to now as America's Public Disasters, because that is exactly what they are. There are reasons for the new name.
It is common knowledge how and when the U. S. Government came down the river with boat loads of money to help the public schools, and as a result, it mandated too much organizational and administrative changes and what teachers can and cannot the classroom. That was the beginning of what morphed into monstrous discipline problems that added to the already counterproductive school day and order. Monstrous discipline problems now are the norm rather than the exception, because teacher's hands are tied concerning the handling of discipline.
It´s not a secret that the key that opens the door to very good teaching success learning is very good discipline in the classroom first of all and elsewhere on the school ground. That is totally absent now in America´s public schools. Teachers are constantly between a rock and a hard place on a daily basis.
Along with the monstrous discipline problems, teachers are expected to perform too many duties not related to the teaching process. That consumes valuable time away from planning, teaching, and evaluation of subject matter. The teacher's workday is a modern day nightmare to say the least as they struggle to properly have a productive classroom teaching day.
Teachers cannot handle discipline problems in the same manner as before the U.S. Government got involved in the schools. It is a whole new ballgame now. Teachers are very restricted in what they can do in the classroom, and that's why discipline has become such an unsolvable problem. Here is an example of what it's like.
Miss Goodlady is trying to teach 12th graders how to write intelligent and acceptable paragraphs. To her right is a boy loudly holding a conversation with a friend. To her left are three girls manipulating their cellphones and giggling. In the back of the room is a girl who jumps in and out of her seat to chat with her friend. She refused to stay seated, so a security guards carne to remove her. She got loud and abusive with the security guard, and off to jail she was taken. It was her second appearance within 30 days before the same judge, so he added 30 more days to her original sentence and bail time. Miss Disrespectful became very angry. Her reaction was to say "F----you, Judge" and flip the judge her middle finger. Immediately, her place of residence was a jail cell.
Now you have an idea of what goes on in America's Public Schools and why they justifiably can be called America´s Public Disasters. (By the way, Miss Goodlady's paragraph writing lesson was a failure.)