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Parents blame principal for teacher exodus from Saratoga elementary school

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Some parents say the Division Street Elementary School principal’s leadership may be to blame for a high number of staffers leaving for other schools next year. A few dozen parents turned out to a school board meeting Thursday night, and several voiced concerns about Greer Miller, who has been at the school for about 10 years, saying she acts unprofessionally toward parents and dismisses their ideas. “In PTA meetings, I’ve seen her respond to parent ...


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JIMOCONNOR
June 29, 2013
10:26 a.m.

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Superintendent, based upon the lunch example, the principal deserves a bonus. This sounds a lot like helicoptering. I recommend the district offer parents classes on boundaries and control. Kids need the separation, and maybe the safety of a lunch hour without mom dad and granny hovering....Here's a thought, every elementary school parent MUST SERVE as lunch monitor 3 times a year. This normalizes this ridiculous need, puts control back with the school, and spreads the kids' discomfort.

Sparkys_Dad
June 29, 2013
5:54 p.m.

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Hey!
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"Parent Nicole Bullard said district officials should determine whether Miller is a good fit for her job at the school, and if they decide she is, perhaps she could benefit from leadership coaching." Huh?

LEADERSHIP COACHING? Is that like LEADERSHIP CAMP?
Isn't that were Hiltler went? (lol)
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Who's in charge here? The parents?
Or, hey-- how about the PRINCIPAL!
Are you all totaling losing it here or what?
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Welcome to our 'Child Worship' society.
We worship children.
So much so, that even the mere mention or suggestion about investigating any of the facts regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy (for example) has people reeling back in absolute horror!
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Every child is special.
Every child is a winner.
Bobby isn't a loser...Bobby's the last winner! (George Carlin 2008).
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We are breeding mediocrity.
Socialism for the masses. It's here, people.
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Nobody likes authority figures.
It's the principal's fault (they say)!
As the previous commenter says: "This sounds a lot like helicoptering."
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Helicopter parenting is destroying America.
Lunch with you kids AT SCHOOL? No way.
The last thing MY kids would want was to see me (and heaven forbid their grandma, too) at their school watching them eating food they hate with their classmates that used to be part of their private friendship circle.
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I can go on and on and on but it all boils down to this: We are intimidating and spoiling our children and in doing so, we are breeding little vindictive, narcissistic monsters that learn at an early age how to control their parents.
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They've got us all under their thumbs. Threaten the little bugger and he's got 9-1-1 on speed-dial. And they know the cops are on their side.
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The three most threatening letters in the American vocabulary: CPS.
Child Protective Services.
Right behind IRS, DHS and NSA.
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We're doomed.
For more laughs go onto Youtube and search 'George Carlin' and 'Children'
What fun!
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