Howard County Public Schools Start Aug. 27
For students in Howard County public schools, the school year begins Aug. 27. Howard County is one of 17 jurisdictions in the state of Maryland starting the 2012-2013 academic year the last Monday in August.
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#1 Aug 5, 2012
In 2010, 358,600 U.S. STUDENTS WERE ASSAULTED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 145,100 SCHOOL TEACHERS WERE PHYSICALLY ATTACKED BY THEIR STUDENTS IN 2010.
In today’s Politically Incorrect society teachers are blamed for everything. It doesn’t matter what kind crappy materials they give us to work with, we are expected to turn out good products. Students show up for school every day tired, hungry and agitated. In 2010, 358,600 U.S. students were assaulted on public school campuses, sadly over 91,000 of these students’ sustained “serious bodily injuries!” During that same time period 276,700 public school teachers, administrators and school support personnel had been threatened with injury by one or more of their students. 145,100 public school teachers, administrators and school support personnel had been physically attacked by students enrolled in their schools.
We as educators need to STOP accepting the blame for falling standardized test scores, disruptive, disrespectful and disinterested students. I know that this is going to sound completely insane. Unfortunately, in the United States we seem to have a lot of things “ack basswords.” Would you believe that if a child misbehaves in school his or her parents may actually receive large monthly payments from the State and Federal Government through the Social Security Office of Disability Determinations? It’s called the “crazy check.”
What a profitable “cash cow” for some families. Did you know that the more a child misbehaves in school the greater the chances of him or her qualifying for the disability benefits? If the child is evaluated and lucky enough to be placed into special education, his or her chances of qualifying for Social Security benefits increases exponentially. Can you believe that the U.S. Government will actually give money to parents if their children cause disturbances in schools?
Sadly, there have been numerous cases throughout the United States of parents actually coaching their children on ways to be disruptive in school, thereby enhancing their chances of receiving benefits. I know that all this sounds really crazy, but go on-line and do the research for yourself. Just type in “Social Security crazy checks” on your computer.
Now, for some really good news. You’re not going to believe this one. Parents of unruly children may lose their benefits if their children don’t attend school on a regular basis. Ever wonder why some extremely disruptive students even bother to come to school? Ever wonder why they are usually the ones sitting in the back of the class with no books, no paper or pencils and they seem to be very disinterested anything you might have to say? Well guess what, you don’t have to wonder anymore! It’s called the crazy check and it’s good for improving attendance, but bad news for schools.
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