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Shame on Chicago Board of Ed Members for Mocking / Bullying a Parent: Caught. Picture. #SHAME

30 Mar

Grassroots Mom

Say it isn’t so … ?

Say I didn’t just read that Chicago Board of Education Members, Henry Bienen and Mahalia Hines, were making fun of an impassioned parent who chose to speak up for her children and their teachers … ?

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Really ? Really ?

So, while Rousemary Vega, Chicago parent, is pleading for her children in the space of under two minutes, while she is fighting for the rights of students and teachers everywhere, the right to speak up and be heard … they mock her? They turn and ridicule her?

I am a teacher. When we see that kind of behavior in the classroom, we are obligated to address it. If it continues, prolonged, it is an indicator of bullying. And, even from way down here in Florida, this teacher can call their behavior exactly what it is … bullying.

Yes … bullying. And do you know…

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Shame on Chicago Board of Ed Members for Mocking / Bullying a Parent: Caught. Picture. #SHAME

  1. kikathree@aol.com

    March 31, 2014 at 11:26

    Lloyd,

    I really felt sorry for that impassioned mom; she had a lot to say, but like she stated, it is hard to talk about the closing of school just in two minutes. Also, I couldn’t believe that two of the board members were laughing at the impassioned parent. Some public officials are really out to lunch.

    Neil

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      March 31, 2014 at 16:05

      From what I’ve been learning, the people behind the Common Core standards are heartless and brutal. Maybe they are all alike: sociopaths and narcissists.

      The following information may explain why many of the rich, powerful and famous are heartless bastards with little or no conscience.

      “Many highly successful people have huge capacities to compartmentalize risky, unethical and even illegal behavior, (which may have contributed to their success). Some aren’t capable of guilt or shame, but those who are often don’t feel this until they get caught. It’s like their brain has gone to sleep.”

      http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/intimacy-and-desire/201105/why-rich-and-powerful-people-cheat-part-1-0

      “A growing body of recent research shows that people with the most social power pay scant attention to those with little such power. This tuning out has been observed, for instance, with strangers in a mere five-minute get-acquainted session, where the more powerful person shows fewer signals of paying attention, like nodding or laughing. Higher-status people are also more likely to express disregard, through facial expressions, and are more likely to take over the conversation and interrupt or look past the other speaker.”

      http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/rich-people-just-care-less/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

      “Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline.”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/rich-people-compassion-mean-money_n_1416091.html

      “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. The claims that the ultra-rich 1% make for themselves – that they are possessed of unique intelligence or creativity or drive – are examples of the self-attribution fallacy. This means crediting yourself with outcomes for which you weren’t responsible. Many of those who are rich today got there because they were able to capture certain jobs. This capture owes less to talent and intelligence than to a combination of the ruthless exploitation of others and accidents of birth, as such jobs are taken disproportionately by people born in certain places and into certain classes. …

      “The psychopathic traits on which the bosses scored so highly, Board and Fritzon point out, closely resemble the characteristics that companies look for. Those who have these traits often possess great skill in flattering and manipulating powerful people. Egocentricity, a strong sense of entitlement, a readiness to exploit others and a lack of empathy and conscience are also unlikely to damage their prospects in many corporations.”

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/nov/07/one-per-cent-wealth-destroyers

       

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