The hands-on approach
Welcome to Room 120, Blaska Memorial middle school’s restorative justice room. You are here because you screwed up big-time.
We do real restorative justice here. This is not a daycare center. I am not a babysitter. I am the adult in the room. I speak, you listen. I teach, you learn.
I am your positive behavior coach. You call me MISTER Blaska. When I say “Sit in your assigned seat,” you say, “Yes, Mr. Blaska.”
Let me repeat what our new school district superintendent, Mr. Mueller-Owens, told you at the school assembly to start the school year: No, you cannot hit a teacher and, as you just learned, we can and do touch a disruptive student when need be. Teachers are not your punching bags. We will keep an orderly classroom.
I will help you straighten out but if you want to keep screwing up it is your decision. It’s your life, not mine. You need to know that Room 120 is the intersection of the school-to-prison pipeline the social justice warriors keep prattling about. If you want to come back to the sunlight, I will show you the way. If not, I’ll take you to our new middle school resource officer. His squad car is waiting outside. Your choice.
But I will fight like hell to keep you out of that squad car. Because I hate failure like I hate sin. Because you are NOT a victim, despite what the previous superintendent and the old school board kept saying. I don’t want to hear race, poverty, bad home life or any other excuses. If you have to work a little harder to overcome your adversities, then that is what you have to do. We will help you.
You are 11, 12, 13 years old. You are making your life this very day. Let me write it on the chalkboard:
S U C C E E D
Or be a Loser!
Your choice. Because you CAN succeed. Because we DO have a cure for poverty. It is called EDUCATION. This is the place where you get it. This is where we punch your ticket to a good job, a nice home, children that will make you proud, a community that will rejoice that you are their neighbor.
We have counsellors, nurses, special ed aides, Pathways for Progress, athletics, competitive sports, clubs, nurses, wholesome food and people who love you too much to see you fail.
Now give me 500 words on the apology you are going to read to your class tomorrow for what you did, why it was wrong and who you hurt.
Madison police chief Mike Koval
on the need for school resource
officers and the troubles at Tree Lane.
The talented albeit spineless Jen Cheatham understood that doing the right thing would jeopardize her good standing in regressive Madison, as in losing all her friends and being shunned for life while a Madtown resident. Better to condemn whitey first and apologize later than being responsible and waiting for the evidentiary report before sacrificing an employee.
What Cheatham does not understand is that nothing short of turning the reigns over to the screeching minority activists will appease them.
Many people have climbed career ladders or become wealthy by enabling victimhood. They help only themselves
Al Sharpton qualify?
Folllow the money. Caves not needed. It’s all out in the open. There are many rewards for leading the victimhood cries: money, political power, fame, career ladder climbing, adoration and donations from those needing to be seen as perpetually GOOD. So much better to reward those who teach self discipline and self reliance.
Christine Blasey Ford is the poster child.
And what were her rewards for coming forward?
Coming forward with what?
An indefinite Something may have happened at an amorphous Somewhere involving a vague Someone at an indeterminate Sometime; a definite maybe, am I right?
Stick with the Good Stuff, stuff that matters to a fact-based reality denying Lefty: Stormy, Russkie Collusion, the Green New Deal, Fake Vet Nathan Phillips, the racist/homophobic/ Hate Crime against poor Jussie, Über moron Paulie Krugman’s blithe rejection of Lefty Anti-Semitism, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
Or perhaps move onto something promising, like Hillarity’s hilarious slobbering Twofer** about how in America’s Dairyland “somewhere between 40,000 and 80,000 people were turned away from the polls (in 2016) because of the color of their skin” (and other factors).
**Twofer because she got Politifact’s coveted Pant Suit On Fire rating AND WaPo’s much heralded Four Pinocchios.
Oy! the crushing irony of getting smacked unmercifully by two career Lefty news outlets.
Ah Lefty; so MUCH deflating ignominy, so little time!
Nobody asked you for your windy gibberish that doesn’t answer my question.
My humblest apologies!
However, if the bar for posting requires being asked for a response, nearly all your comments, and ALL those of @richard lesiak, will never see the light of day.
Anywho, seeing Lefty’s been getting positively lambasted with unforced turnovers of late, which you haven’t responded well at all, I was merely attempting to provide a little levity in the form of some Inconvenient Truth to turn that frown upside down.
It worked for me, leastways.
Her rewards were considerably more than 15 minutes of fame (or infamy, doesn’t matter nowadays) and the fawning accolades of hordes of self-absorbed, over-therapized liberal elites like herself.
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@Gary L. Kriewald;
To your “fawning accolades of hordes of self-absorbed, over-therapized liberal elites” point.
Yawn; another day, another unreported/under-reported Fake Hate Crime.
Astutely observed: ”It is clear that there simply is not enough hate to meet the widespread psychological need to be a victim in the current social system that rewards such status.”
An immediate $1M in her Go Fund Me for starters. Doubtless angling for tenured sinecure like Anita Hill.
If you think that’s how tenure is earned you have no idea how academia works. No surprise.
Will you be available for the starring role in a re-make of “To Sir With Love”?
“you have no idea how academia works.”
A previous comment regarding my cutting-n-pasting is applicable, here.
Anywho, “how academia works” is brilliantly summed up by George Bernard Shaw’s observation:
“He Who Can, Does; He Who Cannot, Teaches.”
Can’t do either? Lefty Advocacy!
ABob, who’s gonna break the bad news to Bill Ayers, Angela Davis, Anita Hill and every single faculty member in every single “Studies” program in every public college and university in America?
(Eye roll). You keep thinking what you want to think. Don’t let reality get in the way.
If the country votes 50/50 for D’s and R’s why are tenured profs 98 to 1 Lefties?
Coincidence? I’ll wait for you to cite Conservative(s) outside hard sciences.
By the bye, when you add a finger snap to your eye roll it will be even more awesome.
There’s a pretty high correlation between higher education levels and not being conservative. Sorry. But there are enough non-college educated white males to give you guys a fighting chance at the ballot box.
AnonyBob wrote, “There’s a pretty high correlation between higher education levels and not being conservative.”
That’s a correlation that pompous ass progressives, Liberals, and Democrats have been presenting about Conservatives for many years, it’s an unprovable and bigoted smear of those they oppose! Repeating such nonsense makes you look like a political hack.
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRESSIVE GOEBBELISM
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“But there are enough non-college educated white males to give you guys a fighting chance at the ballot box**.”
Tell that to Hillarity & Lefty Inc.
Speaking of th lyin’ thievin’ deceivin’ Harpy, think she’ll be able to find her way to the DNC Convention in Milwaukee?
She couldn’t seem to find America’s Dairyland in 2016; something about a supposed Blue Wall or somesuch. If memory serves, it helped The Donald find enough** votes to keep her sorry @$$ on the sidelines, am I right?
Send her a map.
Don’t take my word for it, Z, just do a little Googling. It’s quite provable. And to Splat’s point, it’s no surprise, although he grossly overstates (as usual). According to Pew, academics are roughly 44% liberal, 46% moderate and 10% conservative. Jeeze, I guess that means liberals are a minority!
Yet another opportunity to correct the record, unrealized.
(And that’s the Times, not the Post.)
Look everybody, AnonyBob thinks surveys are “proof”. You can’t “fix” that kind
Progressive Magical Thinking.
Look everybody, Squeaks denies reality. You can’t “fix” that kind of RWNJ.
AnonyBob wrote, “Look everybody, Squeaks denies reality.”
Reality: The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
I’m not the one denying “reality”, in fact I’m the one that fully understands that statistics are unreliable and extremely biased, especially when it comes to anything political.
Pompous ass Progressives, Liberals, and Democrats have been presenting the nonsense for years that they’re smarter than Conservatives, it’s an unprovable and bigoted smear of those they oppose! Repeating such nonsense makes you look like a political hack, presenting biased statistical nonsense that you’ve found on the internet as proof to support your nonsense proves only three things, first that you’re using Progressive Magical Thinking, second that you’re unethical, and third that you’re an illogical political hack.
Here’s a piece of reality, an inconvenient fact, that people like AnonyBob don’t care to understand; a statistical analysis is not proof of anything beyond the narrow limitations of its own survey data and cannot be rationally extrapolated to a group that has not been surveyed, to do so is to ignore science and makes biased assumptions.
Would it be reasonable for me to base my opinion of the entire political left based on the nonsensical comments made by lefties like you in this blog; if I were to do such an unethical thing then I could easily conclude that everyone left of center is an idiot.
Are there enough hotel rooms in Milwaukee to accommodate the Democrat presidential wannabes?
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Sure thing ABob, profs are 50/50 Left and Right.
Then you, personally have not been on a college campus since Richard Daley ran a Democratic Convention. Better than a Pew Poll, the fact that our higher education has gotten exponentially more expensive, less functional and hyper politicized are all strong indicators of which Party has taken it over. And their customers have been over charged, under educated and sent forth with mountains of inescapable debt and an inability to monetize their silly degrees. AOC is a good example of using an expensive degree in economics to become a bartender. She DID learn how to enumerate Chavez/Maduro’s good points however.
Now… Dick Daley did not disdain white males without college degrees. What did Daley know that you and Hillary do not? He didn’t hate them.
Citations above, but you’ll only see what you want to see.
Splat, when were YOU last on campus? Been a while for me, but my wife is an academic so I’m exposed to probably more current and more accurate info than you. Universities have grown much more top heavy with administration at the same time GOP legislatures have cut their state’s contribution (see: Wisconsin) at the same time a right wing propaganda/media machine has demonized them. And maybe you’ve noticed everything is more expensive these days. What’d you spend on a house compared to what your parents did?
The colleges have become top heavy with over paid and lavishly pensioned administrators because the Deep State Dept. of Education keeps sending out “Dear Colleague” letters about men in womens locker rooms, kangaroo courts on sexual behavior, safe spaces, pronoun enforcers etc. When UW and UC Berkeley auditors found huge amounts of unspent money the jig was up.
Mrs. Bernie Sanders single handedly destroyed Burlington College in Vermont. I imagine she’s a card carrying Lefty.
Tell me honestly Mr. Academic, do you believe any faculty is politically diverse?
“Deep State.” Snork (short derisive laugh – not an eye roll). Loosen the tin foil and turn off Alex Jones.
I don’t think the faculty are politically diverse at Pepperdine or Liberty or Regent or Bob Jones or Brigham Young. But overall, I think most university faculty keep their political leanings to themselves, despite the fears of Deep State Conspiracists.
I’ll see your 5 private colleges and raise you the 5,255 colleges and universities captured by the hard Left. (But you forgot Hillsdale.)
And yes, the Washington Party/Deep State is doing to colleges and universities exactly the same thing as they did to the housing market through Fannie and Freddie. They’ve pumped so much cash into grants and loans the college administrators sucked up all this money and dumped the debt on students. They are ill educated indentured serfs.
Tuition has outpaced costs of fuel, housing and almost anything else because of the “stimulous” of taxpayers money. The interest on this staggering debt load goes right to Wall St. Some of that goes to K St. lobbyists, known as the vanguard of the Deep State.
Karma is coming.
You forgot Hillsdale. But I’ll see your six citations and raise you the remaining 5,319.
The Washington Party has pumped so much money into grants and loans that colleges happily consumed then loaded as debt onto legions of ill educated indentured serfs. The interest on this debt goes right to Wall St by way of the K St. lobbyists.
Karma is coming.