Yawn. I'm done here.You really don't know what the mothers point was. You are assuming, and you are wrong.
As I said, I do know her.
The point was simple.
The parents do not want to see a serious tragedy befall an unsuspecting family. That's it. The whole point of it all. The media, was a last resort.
If you knew these parents you'd realize if it can happen to them, it can happen to anyone. These are not lax parents. They had their reasons they were comfortable and right now it doesn't matter whether it turned out to be a right or wrong decision. Whatever mistake there may have been in their judgement is something they DO have the power to change, and re evaluate. That does nothing to prevent a future tragedy for others at the program.
Having the program run by someone more competent, would probably solve the problem, but they can't change that either.
It was appalling the the parents, myself, and many others, that the woman responsible for this situation would not only still have a job after losing two kids, but also that the discipline she did receive would be so meager. The town acknowledges the severity of the problem, but is powerless to remove Sue from her position, solely because of her union contract, which prevents adequate discipline being taken in this case.
These are children's lives she put at risk, and there is nothing to stop her from doing it in the future. In fact, she can do it again, and still have a job. If you don't find any of this outrageous, and understand why it would have the parents in an uproar, well, I don't know what to tell you.
The town can babysit her now, and keep a better eye on how she is doing her job, and that is a good thing, but the concern is that after the dust settles things will go back to business as usual, which is unacceptable, yet no one can do anything about it.
So, that left them one lousy option. Shout from the rooftop for every parent who cares, to hear.
Forewarned is forearmed, and as it turns out, the most these parents could do , was try to warn every parent out there, that it isn't just a hypothetical thought about what could happen, it actually is happening here, but so far the kids have simply been Lucky that it hasn't led to a tragedy YET.
In a small town, where this woman has worked for over 20 years, of course she has a reputation, and lots of friends, who don't want to face what has happened here, or are blinded by friendship, but I bet the day Sue walks up to them and informs them she doesn't know where their child is, they'll suddenly understand.
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#174 Feb 10, 2009
I have nothing but nice words for her. My grandchildren lost their dad and she could not have been nicer to me, my family and the kids.
I have seen how hard she works and I think everyone should applaud her!!
#175 Jan 11, 2010
Okay so while this may be an inappropriate comment I suggest reading The Lost Daughter by Daralyse Lyons. Good book!
This situation however seems blown out of proportion
#176 Feb 9, 2010
I am not familiar with this specific situation, but having worked with Ms. Schein for many many years I have found her to be professional, and an extremely hard worker.
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