Local news in brief May 22

Local news in brief May 22

There are 52 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from May 21, 2009, titled Local news in brief May 22. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Coss announces re-election bid Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said Thursday that he'll seek a second term.

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Crazy

United States

#1 May 22, 2009
On the teacher issue. I'm with her. Why do teachers have to put up with disruptive students? Obviously this child does this at home and is allowed to get away with it. She didn't hurt him. This is the reason our young people are getting this way. Everyone is afraid to touch them for fear of child abuse. I don't agree in hitting or torture. But sometimes you have to do things to prove a point. This teacher is not just responsible for that one child, she has many more and no doubt alot of them are the same way. Don't send children to school that aren't interested in learning. Don't waste the teachers time, and for heavens sake stop making such a big issue out of a little thing like this. What did you expect her to do?
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#2 May 22, 2009
Lessee... Coss can't be serious. Really? He's doing such an outstanding job -- not. Represented by:

Story on out of control children in SFPS.

Story on Ghetto-bird seeking out burglars.(Very LA-ish)

Why not I suppose. He'll get re-elected because outside of the few, most everyone is happy with the direction Santa Fe is going... Time to drink the Kool-Aid, Oooh Yeah!

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#3 May 22, 2009
I'm siding with the teacher on this one. When I went to school at Carlos Gilbert, we used to pray that we didn't get assigned to Miss Romero for 5th grade. She was known to whack students on the knuckles with rulers or throw chalk if they were disruptive while whe was talking. And she was a dead-on aim!:)
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#4 May 22, 2009
Oh, I definitely side with the teacher.
Gilberto

Rio Rancho, NM

#5 May 22, 2009
anything to this on WHAT THE ? After all the people of santa fe dont have much to do and they close down the big slide at the chavez community center for the 3 day weekend come on who's idea was this no better yet let me guess
Mia

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 22, 2009
Seriously....is Coss the best the City of Santa Fe can do? He's and embarrassment and a joke.
Mia

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 22, 2009
My post is from Santa Fe....not Albuquerque.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#8 May 22, 2009
"According to KOAT, the boy's mother removed him from school and is homeschooling him."

Perfect!

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 May 22, 2009
I watched the video the night is was aired. I though the teacher acted with remarkable restraint and appropriate action. The hall ways are well waxed and it takes virtually no energy to slide a child down it.

I speak from experience. Some years ago I was substituting in a 5th grade class and had a disruptive student that refused to go to the office when I ordered her out of class. I just took her by the hand and headed out of the class and down the hall. She then starting crying and apologizing, ect. When that failed she just flopped down. I just continued down the hall to the office with her in tow.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#10 May 22, 2009
Rita_S wrote:
"According to KOAT, the boy's mother removed him from school and is homeschooling him."Perfect!
Have to disagree. Not perfect. The little snot learned a very bad lesson.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#11 May 22, 2009
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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Have to disagree. Not perfect. The little snot learned a very bad lesson.
He's no longer in the school and his mother can deal with him.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#12 May 22, 2009
Like it or not, no matter how you slice it, no adult can be dragging a kid by their ankles anywhere.

I am not sticking up for the child, that is just the way it is.
chatterbox87501

Los Alamos, NM

#13 May 22, 2009
The good old days when a teacher could break a pointer on a kid are long over.

The Board of Education is hanging on a nail in the football coach's office collecting dust.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#15 May 22, 2009
chatterbox87501 wrote:
The good old days when a teacher could break a pointer on a kid are long over.
The Board of Education is hanging on a nail in the football coach's office collecting dust.
There is a certain way you can whack that wooden ruler around with ever breaking it. Then you have your wooden ruler for years.(snerk!) It takes talent. Otherwise, you are doing it wrong.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#16 May 22, 2009
Should be "without" ever breaking
adriansf

Santa Fe, NM

#17 May 22, 2009
I fully support the teacher on this. Not knowing the exact circumstances of the child's problem behavior, I can honestly say that the vast majority of kids that got disciplined in the old days for such behavior are way better off than these spoiled brats from today! The parents basically send their offspring (for lack of a better word) to schools hoping that they will provide day-care services. Then, they want to blame the teachers, school and society for their lack of parenting!!! Unbelievable.
Spank them - and spank them good until they learn respect and honesty.
Honestly

United States

#18 May 22, 2009
Crazy wrote:
On the teacher issue. I'm with her. Why do teachers have to put up with disruptive students? Obviously this child does this at home and is allowed to get away with it. She didn't hurt him. This is the reason our young people are getting this way. Everyone is afraid to touch them for fear of child abuse. I don't agree in hitting or torture. But sometimes you have to do things to prove a point. This teacher is not just responsible for that one child, she has many more and no doubt alot of them are the same way. Don't send children to school that aren't interested in learning. Don't waste the teachers time, and for heavens sake stop making such a big issue out of a little thing like this. What did you expect her to do?
I have heard estimates of up to 2/3 of the class time is spent managing or trying to manage disruptive students. No matter what, the problem with problem kids always becomes an issue for the school to resolve. If the students and parents don't already sign a contract at the beginning of the school year to be mindful of the need to keep the teacher teaching and not controlling the mob, they ought to. The parents also ought not to expect school to be a day-care center. If the kids mess up, put them in detention and require the parents to come to school after the third time, and sign them out after a discussion with the counselor. Trash pickup and other remedial and punitive assignments should be doled out as well. Include the parents in the yard clean up after the third infraction. When they start feeling the pinch of their kids behavior, we MIGHT start to get some control over these kids. The misguided attitudes start at home or reinforcement is missing there as well. Let's not let the animals run the zoo! There are enough well behaved students that are also being harmed by the time spent to deal with these disruptive, misguided souls.
Zorkon 756

Kihei, HI

#19 May 22, 2009
We live in a society in which children are supposed to make choices.

While visiting an aunt, her little child was all questions about everything. I didn't mind, but his mother wanted to talk.

So she turned to her son and said:

"Mark to you want to take your nap now or go to bed?"

In a minute he was out of the room.

At the military school I went to in Va. we had choices too. You had the choice of obeying or marching tours.

And lord help you if you gave a teacher a problem. This works two ways though. One told a dirty joke about 500 midget Texans getting out of a plane, while I was doing a math problem on the board. His mouth hardly closed before it was hit squarely with an eraser. He never cut-up in class again and I didn't march any tours.

The moral of this is: Everyone must play by the rules.
Honestly

United States

#20 May 22, 2009
The fact that the parent is home schooling is not an indictment of the school, it is an admission that her little "offspring" probably wouldn't make it at any public school. Keeping them home in their own little world solves the problem in the short term but it also may lead to more anti-social behavior because the kid is rescued and isn't held to any standard of getting along with authority. Tsk tsk tsk...
oh thantiago

Santa Fe, NM

#23 May 22, 2009
SFcitizenX wrote:
I say the little punk who was dragged to the Principals office should have had his little **** whipped, expelled, and taught a lesson on civility!! Cant wait til the little puke tries something like this when he ends up working at McDonalds, or worse, the city of Santa Fe!!
you are tho manly.

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