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    Filed at 5:56 am under by dcobranchi

    All I’ve got to say to this is “Why not?”

    My daughter wasn’t there to be poked


    I noticed the problems at Memorial Middle School with senseless-needle prodding by a few kids.

    My child was not poked by a needle and I can tell you why. From the day I registered her at Memorial, the “tuck-in-your-shirt” police rudely introduced themselves to her. This was followed by teachers strictly enforcing trivial rules; one teacher even told my daughter that no parent was going to tell her how to carry out school policy or she would “tell them off.” Very professional!

    So the shirts are tucked in and the school was safe … except for the rampant sexual contact that my daughter witnessed in the stairwells and hallways, or the profanities issued by students, teachers and coaches.

    Like I mentioned above, these troublemakers did not assault my daughter because I am educating her at home, away from a school district that has its priorities all mixed up.

    Now, this isn’t the only reason for my decision and I am in no way advocating home schooling. However, these types of situations played a large role in my decision, as I am sure they will to the growing number of parents who are fed up with schools using Band-Aids for a broken leg.

    Anyone remember the gentleman who had to cut his hair, even if it was for cancer survivors? That was handled swiftly.

    The physical assaults continue, even as I write this letter. Why not tackle the major issues, HCISD, or are you afraid to fail that test?

    Jon Pullin

    2 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    Ian Lewis
    May 25th, 2005
    at 10:49 am

    He may have meant it more like this: “I have found that Home Education is best for my family, and it may be best for yours as well. But, their are other alternatives that are worth a look.” He was probably trying to NOT be dogmatic. Not that you are; just a thought.


    Comment by
    Jeffrey Boulier
    May 25th, 2005
    at 8:44 pm

    I read that as:

    “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”