As a New Hanover County substitute teacher for the last six years I can tell you this school system is a mess! The kids are unbelievably disrespectful, and disruptive The reason they are that way is BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT, AND DO!!! The "good" kids get hung out to dry if they misbehave in any way, but let a "frequent flyer" get sent to the office and they get a slap on the wrist and sent back to class. The school administration needs to lay down the law, and stick to their guns and they need to be supported by the Board of Ed and the administration. The kids that feel it is their right to disrupt the class on a regular basis need to be sent somewhere else...after all "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." If they don't want to drink, send them somewhere else!
It is time for some new blood in the school system! I hope that whoever gets the Superintendant position will "walk tall and carry a big stick!!"
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